Harris welcomes Bray Lakers to the Dáil to brief Oireachtas Members
Posted May 3rd, 2012 in Bray, Children, Community and Local Government, Disability
Bray Lakers should be seen as a model for development of sports and social clubs for people with intellectual disabilities.
Wicklow Fine Gael TD, Simon Harris, welcomed volunteers from Bray Lakers to the Dáil to brief Oireachtas members on the services they provide for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Deputy Harris said, “Many of us based in Wicklow are already familiar with the excellent work being done every day by Bray Lakers and the impact this has on the lives of its 400 members and its families. I was delighted to host Bray Lakers in the Dáil to share their experiences as a centre of excellence, in hopes this model can be rolled out across the country.”
“While their current facilities are far from adequate, Bray Laker’s achievements since their establishment in 1989 are exemplary. One day I hope to see facilities based on this model available to all people with intellectual disabilities, wherever they live. Sadly, this is not the case at present.”
“In the meantime, I will be working with Bray Lakers to support their ambitious fundraising campaign for a new home, which will see them based in a purpose-built centre for the first time.”
“To support Bray Lakers and the important work they can contact Ann King on 01 202 2694 or log onto their website, www.braylakers.ie where you can ‘Buy-a-Brick’ for just €5.”