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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Volunteers paint a car to help raise awareness

Volunteers from the Acquired Brain Injury Wexford painting the car for their St Patrick's Day float.
Volunteers from the Acquired Brain Injury Wexford painting the car for their St Patrick's Day float.

By Sara Gahan

Volunteers from Acquired Brain Injury Wexford painted a car as part of their entry in the Wexford St Patrick's Day parade to help raise awareness of the non-profit organisation.

'We decided to paint the car as it is a different way of raising awareness. It was placed on our float and we marched alongside it handing out leaflets to everyone,' said volunteer Louise Power.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland enables people between the ages of 18 and 65 with a brain injury to live an independent life by providing them with a supportive living environment

The centre is based in Drinagh, Wexford, but the rehabilitative centre in Ballymurn is celebrating 10 years in service.

'We are a non-profit organisation and we rely on fundraising so last week with it being Brain Awareness Week we had a cake sale also,' she said.

The centre provides rehabilitative services including exercises, woodcarving, art, cooking classes and then social rehabilitation as well.

'A lot of the time it can be difficult to know if someone has a brain injury as not all of them are visible, at times in can be just a cognitive one,' said Louise.

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