Cope Christmas craft fair and coffee morning
THERE’S a Christmas Craft Fair and Coffee Morning in aid of Cope Mallow this Thursday, December 6.
Running from 10am to 1.30pm at Mallow Day Services in the Quartertown Industrial Estate, there will be a ‘sale of work’ and refreshments available for visitors to the fair.
There will also be a raffle on the day with some great prizes to be won.
Cope Foundation aims to enhance and support the lives of people with an intellectual disability and/or autism. The Cope Foundation’s day supports centres are open five days a week and give clients an opportunity to be active during the day.
A range of supports are made available in the Mallow centre, where staff and volunteers try to make sure supports are made to fit each person’s needs. Theses can include arts and creative therapies, physical activities and sports, occupational, and speech and language therapy.
The Quartertown Centre was opened in 1989 and was one of the first major developments for the Cope organisation outside of the greater city area. The ambition was to bring the service to the peoples’ own locality. At the time this was a very important issue as people had to commute for up to 80 miles per day round trip, prior to the development in Mallow.
Greater accessibility to a local service brought about a situation where people were able to spend more quality time at home and indeed within their own community parish. The enormous benefits are that the family are enabled to play a greater role in the development of the service user’s life, and the greater community, local employers can contribute in many different ways to the fulfilment of the many talents and skills that people with such a variety of abilities can bring to a community.
Since then, Cope and Cope service users have become increasingly interactive with the broader community in Mallow, including sports and leisure organisations and business.
Áine, Eleanor, Jacqueline, Clíona, Mary, Kathríona and Mary are the team at Joyce’s Pharmacy.
Mallow Macra recently held a Hollywood themed quiz in The Arches Bar, Mallow. A total of €1211 was raised from the quiz with all proceeds going to Cope Foundation (Curra House, Kanturk). Pictured are members of Mallow Macra presenting the cheque to staff and people supported by Curra House.