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Cornmarket Project Pip Breen, Dylan Codd, Brian Keogh, Cara Moore, Tina Suitor, Evan Power, Craig, Klaudia Konsowich, Debbie Dylan, and Kate Biggs.

Cornmarket Project Pip Breen, Dylan Codd, Brian Keogh, Cara Moore, Tina Suitor, Evan Power, Craig, Klaudia Konsowich, Debbie Dylan, and Kate Biggs.

Cornmarket Project Pip Breen, Dylan Codd, Brian Keogh, Cara Moore, Tina Suitor, Evan Power, Craig, Klaudia Konsowich, Debbie Dylan, and Kate Biggs.

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The Cornmarket Project put the talent of their clients on display at a showcase in the Amber Springs Hotel recently.

Printed mugs, t-shirts, conference materials and more were in the spotlight, with all of the items made by clients of the Cornmarket Project’s social enterprise, EPIC. Short for ‘Enhancing Progress Inspiring Change’, EPIC gives employment to those who have found it difficult to access the labour market as a result of prior criminal convictions, or who are in recovery from addiction. It aims to support people to make sustainable changes in their lives and get back on their feet.

The recent event was addressed by Chairman of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District, Cllr Pip Breen and CEO of Wexford Local Development, Brian Kehoe. Cllr Breen paid tribute to the work of the Cornmarket Project in helping to create safer communities by providing training and employment opportunities for those who wish to reclaim their lives and become productive members of their communities. Meanwhile, Brian Kehoe explained that the social enterprise model ensures that any profits made from the sale of goods is reinvested in the social enterprise, meaning that it can continue its primary objective of creating social good throughout Wexford.

Coordinator of the Cornmarket Project, Paul Delaney talked of how the workshops provide training and real work experience to clients, who had the chance to learn about the design and manufacture of printed promotional materials.

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The showcase in Gorey is the first of four taking place during the month of June to highlight the work of the Cornmarket Project’s EPIC social enterprise.


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