The essence of community was the cornerstone of the official opening of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s (ABI Ireland) bookshop in Cashel last week.
Officially opened by Cllr Tom Wood, the joint initiative developed by ABI Ireland, HSE, South Tipperary Development Company (TUS) and Solas has brought about a quality bookshop which is currently providing a fundraising resource and a work experience environment for those who have acquired a brain injury and are looking to get back to work, or volunteering in the community. The purpose of the Bookshop is twofold. This community initiative provides good quality used books at affordable prices in a central location to the people of Cashel and the surrounding districts. The second more important aspect is that it gives valuable rehabilitation opportunities to people who have acquired a brain injury to avail of work placements opportunities on a weekly basis.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.