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Enable Ireland Teams Up With Applegreen For November Fundraising Appeal

Rebecca Lenihan
Rebecca Lenihan

11:03 23 Nov 2021


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Enable Ireland Teams Up With Applegreen For November Fundraising Appeal

 

This weekend, Applegreen customers can make a €1 donation to Enable Ireland, the national charity that provides vital disability services to thousands of children and adults in Ireland, when they make a purchase in-store at the till.

The event takes place in all participating Applegreen stores from 25th to 28th November.

Applegreen’s Barcode Weekend is a unique fundraising event with all proceeds directly supporting Enable Ireland’s services for children and young people with disabilities; children like Harry Cullen.

Harry is 11 and attends Teach Saoirse, Enable Ireland’s purpose-built Respite Centre for children in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Applegreen is funding a project in Teach Saoirse to create an accessible outdoor space for children and young people.

Harry’s mum Mairead talks about the importance of Respite Services for children like Harry and their families:

“We’ve been with Enable Ireland from the start with Harry, and they have been fantastic.

We are so lucky to have the respite support.

If you have a child with a disability, it is a hard road that you are on and we know there are lots of families in difficult situations.

So many other families don’t have access to respite and it is so important to be able to give families a break.”

Applegreen and Enable Ireland launched their partnership in 2020 and since then, Applegreen customers and staff have raised over €155,000 to support Enable Ireland’s disability services.

Enable Ireland employs 1,200 staff and provides disability services to over 9,400 children and adults with disabilities in Ireland. In North Tipperary, Enable Ireland provides specialist therapeutic assessment and intervention to children with complex disabilities and/or developmental delay in partnership with the HSE.

They also provide family support and respite services to over 500 children with disabilities in the mid-west. Teach Saoirse is their purpose-built children's respite facility which provides services to 40 children with a range of disabilities and a day service for adults in Nenagh.

Nationally, Enable Ireland’s disability services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child's physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence.

For adults, they offer a range of services which include day care, training, personal development, supported and independent living, and social and leisure activities.


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