Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland Host ‘Swimathon’

Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland Host ‘Swimathon’

THE Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland held its 5th Annual ‘Swimathon’, which took place on Sunday, October 1 at Banna Beach Hotel, Ardfert.

The event ran from 10am-6pm as a continuous swim in order to raise funds for the Enable Ireland Kerry services. Almost thirty swimmers took part on the day, with the event raising in excess of €1500.

Speaking about the event, Enable Ireland Kerry’s Sean Scally said: “In Kerry, Enable Ireland provide a range of supports and services to children and adults with disabilities. All services are geared to ensure that a disability is not an obstacle to a child or adult expressing themselves, building friendships, playing sports, accessing education and participating in the community.”

“Our mission is to work in partnership with those that use our service to achieve maximum independence, choice and inclusion in their communities,” he continued.

The service is based at Oakview Village and services are provided to children and adults with disabilities via Kerry Intervention & Disability Services. This is a partnership between the HSE, Enable Ireland, Brothers of Charity, and St. John of Gods. Enable Ireland manage the Tralee area.

Kerry Adult Services provides a range of centre based day services & community outreach services in Kerry, for adults from 18 to 65 years with a primary physical & sensory disability. Services are delivered through a Person Centred Approach, with the aim to facilitate people to direct their own service, meet their personal goals/needs & assist them to achieve their full potential.

Fundraising events like the ‘Swimathon’ financially support Kerry services to continue to offer a range of programs and supports of the highest quality to the people of Kerry.