Discos for those with special needs

The Friends of Bridgewater House and the Knocklofty Rural Day Service are resuming their discos on this Sunday, 9th September at the Clonmel Park Hotel from 3pm to 5pm. Admission is €E2.

The Friends of Bridgewater House and the Knocklofty Rural Day Service are resuming their discos on this Sunday, 9th September at the Clonmel Park Hotel from 3pm to 5pm. Admission is €E2.

These discos are held for people with special needs no matter what age, young or old. The organisers would also love to see more parents, family and friends come and enjoy the few hours.

Now that you are all back at school or your Rehab Centre and have put on a few extra pounds over the summer, what better way to lose them than by dancing them off.

At all these discos, parents are requested to come and meet other parents with a special needs child. Your child might be only starting school or may be a teenager. Bring them along and let them make some new friends. It will give you a chance to meet other parents, have a chat over a drink or a cup of tea and biscuit. This initiative was started 4 years ago to allow the parents to meet up and talk.

You can meet people whose child has gone through the system of school and Rehab Centre. We know that it is difficult to talk to others but we are there to listen and let you know what we went through and maybe ease your mind a little bit.

Parents of older children say you have nothing to worry about because they will make their own friends in life and get on very well.

Knocklofty Rural Day Service has one very special person in Gary Tobin of Carrick-on-Suir, who was chosen for the Irish Special Olympics Soccer team to play in the World Special Olympic Games held in the summer of 2011 in Athens. Gerry is only one of a number of people from Tipperary that went to the games to represent their country.

For more information contact George Hogg on 086-8799150.