The Department of Health has announced that Irish Wheelchair Association’s Centre in Donamon is set to receive a €63,982 grant from the National Lottery.
The money will go towards the cost of purchasing ceiling tracking hoists which will assist with mobility of the guests at the Cuisle Holiday Centre.
The news has been welcomed by local politicians including Minister Denis Naughten,
who also welcomed an allocation of over €5,000 to the Glinsk Defibrillator Group for the purchase of four defibrillators.
In welcoming the news Senator Frank Feighan said
“National Lottery funding is crucial to many organisations and groups such as Cuisle which is Ireland’s foremost wheelchair accessible resort. These organisations are doing wonderful work in our communities and lottery funding is of great benefit to them.”
Senator Maura Hopkins said
“The grants provided will help these organisations to continue to develop the fantastic services they provide. These organisations have a hugely positive impact for the people who use them and I am very aware of their valuable work and delighted to see them being supported. I will continue to work with Minister Harris to ensure that these grants can be distributed to the groups as quickly as possible in order to allow them to continue their great work.”
Michael Fitzmaurice TD said
“All these groups provide vital and badly needed services in their local communities and it is only right that their work should be recognised in this way.”