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Blackwater Valley Opera Festival Donate to Enable Ireland Cork

Board members of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival visited Enable Ireland’s Lavanagh Centre and donated €12,000, the proceeds of the festival’s silent auction, to the new building which is currently underway in Curraheen.

Speaking at the cheque presentation Gianni and Michael Alen-Buckley commented, “In 2018 the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival (BVOF) was delighted to partner with Enable Ireland. As a consequence of the Silent Auction, the Board of BVOF all our friends and supporters, are thrilled to contribute to the building of the new Enable Ireland Lavanagh therapeutic centre which is so supportive of children with disabilities and their families.”

Lee Napier, who attends the Lavanagh Centre, accepted the cheque on behalf of Enable Ireland, Lee’s mother Lisa commented, “we all want the very best for our children in the best facilities, Enable Ireland have been a great support to Lee and our family, their services will be greatly enhanced once they have moved to the new building.  Lee can’t wait.”  

The new children’s centre will house a hydrotherapy pool, designated treatment rooms and sensory rooms to accommodate the needs of children with disabilities. It will be over 26,000 square feet, approximately double the size of the Lavanagh Centre where Enable Ireland have been since the 1960's.  The development will also accommodate a new respite house for children, so urgently needed in Cork.