Com­pe­ti­tion win­ner to do­nate chil­dren’s bi­cy­cles to char­ity


Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

BRAY Woman Mary Cole­man is the lucky win­ner of a to­tal of four bi­cy­cles given away in a re­cent com­pe­ti­tion by the Wick­low Peo­ple/Bray Peo­ple and Sin­nott Skoda.

Read­ers col­lected to­kens in both pa­pers to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion for two adult moun­tain bikes and two chil­dren’s moun­tain bikes.

Mary’s son Ben is over six feet tall, so they will both be de­lighted to use the adult bikes, and she is gen­er­ously go­ing to give away the chil­dren’s bikes.

The Wolfe Tone woman works for Sophia hous­ing and will do­nate one of the bi­cyles to them, while she is con­sid­er­ing do­nat­ing the sec­ond to a Wick­low town char­ity.

Ben and Mary were pre­sented with their bikes last week by Donna Mur­phy from the Wick­low Peo­ple and Bray Peo­ple, and Stephen Healy, gen­eral man­ager at Sin­nott Au­tos in Wick­low.

The fam­ily owned busi­ness has been in Wick­low since 1987 and was founded by the Sin­notts - Jimmy, Paul and John.

Sophia Hous­ing works with peo­ple who find them­selves out of their own home. They pro­vide in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies with sup­port and hous­ing.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion they pro­vide in­cludes emer­gency ac­com­mo­da­tion, long and short term sup­ported hous­ing, out­reach ten­ancy sus­tain­ment, fam­ily sup­port and long term hous­ing for peo­ple who have a dis­abil­ity.

The na­ture of the sup­port pro­vided by Sophia’s staff in­cludes de­vel­op­ing par­ent­ing skills, per­sonal aware­ness, bud­get­ing skills, home-care man­age­ment, nu­tri­tional and health aware­ness and skills. They also sup­port peo­ple in ac­cess­ing and main­tain­ing sup­port with other ser­vices in­clud­ing; ad­dic­tion ser­vices, men­tal health ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tion and em­ploy­ment and coun­selling ser­vices.

Mary Cole­man from Bray and her son Ben (left) are pre­sented with their bikes by Donna Mur­phy from the Wick­low Peo­ple and Bray Peo­ple and Stephen Healy, Gen­eral Man­ager at Sin­nott Au­tos last Fri­day.

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