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Monday 16 September 2019

Festive market at Brain Injury centre

ABOVE: Nicky Codd, Johnny Power, Karina Browne, Ann Cosgrave and Marie Kelly at the Christmas market organised by members of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland at their clubhouse in Drinagh.RIGHT; Irene Delaney, Ann Cosgrave, Heather Jones, Karina Browne. Roisin Fortune and Geraldine Fortune at the market.
ABOVE: Nicky Codd, Johnny Power, Karina Browne, Ann Cosgrave and Marie Kelly at the Christmas market organised by members of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland at their clubhouse in Drinagh.RIGHT; Irene Delaney, Ann Cosgrave, Heather Jones, Karina Browne. Roisin Fortune and Geraldine Fortune at the market.
ABOVE: Nicky Codd, Johnny Power, Karina Browne, Ann Cosgrave and Marie Kelly at the Christmas market organised by members of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland at their clubhouse in Drinagh.RIGHT; Irene Delaney, Ann Cosgrave, Heather Jones, Karina Browne. Roisin Fortune and Geraldine Fortune at the market.

By Maria Pepper

Members of the Acquired Brain Injury Ireland clubhouse in Drinagh held a Christmas market to showcase their work and raise funds for the service which receives no HSE support.

Among the goods on sale were Birds of a Feather, a collection of pottery made on a six-weeks course sponsored by Wexford County Council, including bird houses, feeders and bird baths made under the direction of Mairead Stafford in Ballyelland Pottery in Castlebridge.

Family and friends turned up to purchase gift items made by members of the women's and men's groups which meet regularly at the programme-based drop-in centre behind the Apple Green service station in Drinagh. The centre provides a neuro-rehabilitation service for people who have acquired a brain injury through accident or illness along with support for their carers.

Nine different group activities are held every week from cognitive therapy and acro-aerobics to relaxation and pottery with over 30 clients a month, aged from 18 to 65, taking part.

The Wexford centre which caters for people around the county, was established in February 2015 and receives an annual grant from BNY Mellon. It relies largely on fundraising to continue providing a service. For more information contact team leader Marie Hore on 086 0204986.

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