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Monday 22 September 2014

Share unwanted items and help the disabled

Published 10/04/2013 | 05:20

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The CASA spring time appeal is now in full swing. This charity, which supports disabled people the length and breadth of Ireland, has never been in so much need of your support.

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CASA continue to provide respite care in their breakhouses in Swords and Malahide. In the past year, 203 adults and 38 children have used the CASA respite services. They receive top class care in a 'home to home' environment. CASA also run monthly socials throughout Ireland, giving disabled people a social outlet as they transport them to and from these socials.

On the 11th June, 2013, a group of 130 people will fly out to Lourdes. On board the plane will be a wide variety of people who all shelter under the umbrella of CASA care. Disabled adults and children, terminally ill patients whose time is becoming more precious by the day.

CASA work with hospitals and hospice's throughout Ireland, reaching out to those who need care the most. Accompanying the disabled and sick will be a team of volunteer doctors, nurses, priests, and lay carers who all give their time on a voluntary basis, thus making their own personal contribution to creating a better world.

In order for CASA to continue this vital but wonderful work, they need the support of many. CASA have a chain of charity shops nationwide and these shops are the life blood of the Association. It is only through the sales in these shops that CASA can continue to provide the services and care which they are so desperate to give.

If you are a person reading this article and you have a pair of shoes which you no longer wear, or a jumper or shirt in your wardrobe that is no longer needed, perhaps you might consider sharing it with another. Any items, regardless of it's condition, no matter how small, be they tea towels, bed linen, curtains, or socks, all will make a difference to a disabled person's life.

Hanlon Transport Ltd., Greenore, have once more kindly agreed to support the CASA Spring Time Appeal by providing a lorry and trailer to transport the donations.

Their lorry will be parked at Cooley Parochial Hall on Saturday 27th April from 9 am to 1 pm in order to accept goods. From there, all of the donations will be transported to the main CASA shop in Capel Street, Dublin, on the morning of Sunday 28th April. Travelling with the lorry will be a host of young men who so willingly give up their time to help off-load the donations.

The CASA appeals have always been a tremendous success in the past. CASA are very much aware that in these tough times, people have never been under so much financial pressure.

However, they are also very aware, and wish to acknowledge the generous and warm hearted people in Cooley and surrounding areas who respond to their appeals with such generosity. A big thank you to all who have contributed in the past. You can feel proud to know that your donations have made a difference to the life of another.

For enquires or to have an item collected from your home, contact Anne 086 3938289. For further info on CASA, visit their website WWW.CASA.IE or Tel 01 8725300.

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