The Castleisland based, Garvey de Bear has imposed his great hulking frame on a keenly anticipated charity event being held from dawn to dusk on this Saturday, October 22nd.
The 8am to 8pm Spinathon is being organised jointly by a newly formed group, Castleisland District Parents Together and it’s being enthusiastically facilitated and hosted by Garvey’s SuperValu.
De Bear has been up every tree in the parish and pedalled around all roads and, somewhat illegally, along most footpaths in the parish in a well-meaning effort to raise awareness levels ahead of the event.
Wide Ranging Invitation
Garvey’s SuperValu trainee manager, Pádraig O’Sullivan has issued a wide-ranging invitation to the people of this and surrounding parishes to come to the Church Street store on Saturday from 8am – or at anytime in the course of Saturday – to take part in this Cycle Against Suicide – Castleisland Spinathon. And you won’t be alone as pledges of support are pouring in.
“You will also be supporting Castleisland District Parents Together – a new group formed in town only recently.
“We’re looking forward to a great day’s activity here in the store and we have lined up some guest appearances from invited politicians to help us through the day,” said Pádraig O’Sullivan.
“There will be ‘give-aways’ or spot prizes to be won on the day and we’ll have in-store advisors on matters of health and wellbeing and plenty of fun for the whole family. We’re also expecting local TDs and county councillors to do their bit for our chosen causes,” said Mr. O’Sullivan.
Castleisland District Parents Together
Castleisland District Parents Together is a group formed recently to look after the needs and welfare of school going children with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
The group sets out to source local supports for children in these categories.
It aims for outreach support and for greater inclusion in local community organisations by funding individualised supports for each child based on their own individual needs.
The group is also striving for opportunities to be opened up to allow children to overcome their individual barriers in their communities and for greater local awareness and understanding of differences.
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