Ring of Kerry Charity Cyle for Cúnamh Iveragh
Cúnamh Iveragh is a group of parents, families and friends of people with intellectual disabilities of all ages living in the South Kerry area. Cúnamh Iveragh supports these intellectually disabled people in whatever way possible to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families.
In 2013, we purchased a house in Cahersiveen and opened a Day Service for our Children. The next phase of our development is starting in early 2022, creating a 4 bed Respite House onto our Day Centre. The first in South Kerry.
Some of our children have challenging behaviour and the exhausted and ageing parents are finding their situation more and more difficult as the years go by. The ever demanding needs of our children make it very difficult for other family members or friends to take them for breaks. This means that most parents never get a break on their own.
We do not want to have a house that feels like an institution. Leaving home suddenly and permanently would be a very traumatic event for our children and we feel a phased transition would be much better.
We want for our children to have “A Home Away from Home “
The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle will help us fulfil our dream and provide a much-needed Respite Service for our children.
We would be most grateful if you would fundraise for our charity Cúnamh Iveragh and be part of the next phase of our project.
Thank you sincerely,
from the Families & Friends of Cúnamh Iveagh.