Ireland’s leading provider in community based neuro-rehabilitation Acquired Brain Injury Ireland has opened its first second hand book shop in Cashel as a rehabilitation integration activity for those living with a brain injury.
The Bearly Read Book store is a joint project between ABI Ireland, the HSE and Tùs inviting those living with a brain injury to avail of an opportunity to work on a volunteer basis in the store as a means of building up their confidence and getting back into the community.
An Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) can happen to anyone at any time resulting in a devastating life changing experience for both the person injured and their family.
Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provide a personalised flexible and tailor made service to enable people living with neuro-rehabilitation needs to lead a meaningful life in the community
To launch the new book store and advocating on behalf of brain safety awareness, community integration and creativity ABI Ireland have teamed up with Spafield Family Resource Centre Cashel on their new project Imagination Station; inviting the local school children to enter a story writing and colouring competition to be in with a chance to win a range of creative writing gifts.
Junior to first class students can enter the colouring competition, while second to sixth class pupils are invited to write a 250 word story titled ‘Mind Your Head’. All entries must be returned to Bearly Read Books, 4 Main Street, Cashel by Wednesday, May 29. Winners will be notified by phone on Friday, May 31, to attend prize the giving at Spafield Family Resource Centre on Monday, June 3, at 3.30pm.
The competition will be judged by Cashel Library Manager Gemma Larkin.
For more information on ABI Ireland, please call our local office at 06264544/65677 or visit our website: www.abiireland.ie