Thurles Town Councillor Evelyn Nevin is looking for ladies of all ages or level of fitness to participate in the ladies mini-marathon on June 6 in Dublin or Moyne, to raise funds to further enhance the facilities at Thurles Leisure Centre making it accessible to all people with a disability, regardless of mobility.
Going for a swim is something most able bodied people take for granted. Whether a hobby, a family outing or a school trip, the majority of pool users simply turn up, pay their money and head in for a dip. But, if you happen to be wheelchair bound with reduced, or indeed zero mobility, the task is a lot more challenging.
First of all, the proper facilities must be in place such as large sized changing rooms with a tracking system to assist hoisting, toilet, wash basin, shower facilities to include a shower bed where a user with no mobility can enjoy a shower after their swin; and a cradle system to transfer them in and out of the pool. Councillor Nevin is hoping that with the help of local ladies and Thurles community, this dream can become a reality for the many who would love to have a dip in their local pool without having to worry about accessibility.
If you would like to help make a difference and help make Thurles Leisure Centre accessible to everyone , all you have to do is get registered, grab a sponsorship card from the Leisure Centre or from Cllr Nevin, and have a great day out.You’ll be supporting a very worthwhile project indeed.
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