Sunday 25 March 2018

KARE marks milestone

Peter Kelly, Robert Farrell and Mark O’Keeffe
Peter Kelly, Robert Farrell and Mark O’Keeffe
(Back, from left) Simon Kelly, Anne Caulfield, Michelle Doyle, Marie Doyle, Catherine McCrea, (front) Deirdre Kevin and Ann Byrne
(Back, from left) John Mullen, Tom Gregan, Deputy Pat Casey, Robert Farrell, Mary Keogh, John Healy, (front) Fiona Healy, Liz Doyle and Michael Connolly

There were celebrations on the double recently as KARE facilities in Tinahely and Baltinglass threw open their doors for special open days.

KARE, which supports adults with intellectual disabilities, celebrates its 50th birthday this year and service users, staff and guests joined in celebration at the branches.

Large crowds gathered at both centres, where refreshments were served and musical entertainment was in plentiful supply.

Based in Baltinglass, KARE was founded in 1967 and the Tinahely Local Service has been a vital extension of the organisation since 2003.

In Tinahely, the event was also an opportunity for friends, supporters and the community to view the new sensory room, class room downstairs and the sensory garden. There was also an exhibition of the wonderful work by the service users.

The staff, service users and families extend thanks to everyone who helped make the celebrations on such a great success.

Wicklow People