Moore Haven Centre benefits from Scarteen mountain ride fundraiser

The recent Scarteen sponsored mountain ride was a tremendous success in raising funds for the MooreHaven Centre Phase 3 Project.

The recent Scarteen sponsored mountain ride was a tremendous success in raising funds for the MooreHaven Centre Phase 3 Project.

Derry McMahon, Manager of Moorehaven was delighted with the outcome. “Thank you to all those who supported the event so generously and to the committee for choosing Moorehaven to be the recipient of their fundraising for the fourth year. The total raised was €6,500 and all the money is being used to improve the facilities towards Phase 3 of the re-development of MooreHaven Centre.”

There was a great sense of comraderie on the day with the arrival of the horseboxes and the riders tackling up for the start of the mountain ride. John Harold Barry led the way for the 10-mile trek. Mr. McMahon, on behalf of the Moorehaven Centre extends his most sincere thanks to John and Dinkie Harold-Barry who, with great friendship, welcomed everyone on the day and thanked those who provided parking space for all the horseboxes, the hot soup, sausages and other goodies on the riders return.

The Phase 3 re-development of the Moorehaven Centre commenced in April 2012 and is due for completion early in 2013. The €1.7m development consists of training, day activation and therapy rooms.

“The completion of the building will be a very proud moment for Tipperary Town, for the MooreHaven Centre and for the 108 service users and 28 staff who attend and work in the Centre,” said Mr. McMahon. “I believe this project will breathe some life back into the town, putting O’Brien Street on the map with this new building which is so aesthetically appealing and which will deliver over 7,000 square feet of new space to MooreHaven.”

This project marks the culmination of a great team effort to see Phase 3 redevelopment of the Centre coming to fruition. For those attending the Centre, the building will provide the best of facilities to deliver on the individual support needs of the 108 people who attend the Centre and also the staff.

“The funding of this development has, in the main, been through fund raising activities like the Scarteen Sponsored Mountain Ride and through church gate collections,” said Mr. McMahon. “A special word of thanks to JP & Noreen McManus for providing a very substantial award to MooreHaven from the JP McManus Invitational PRO-AM held in July 2010 that was €600k in total. The HSE have also been very good to the Centre.”