Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen T.D. has welcomed the news that €25,000 in funding has been approved towards the cost of a new bus at the Kilmaley Day Centre.
This funding was approved from the Department of Health’s 2014 allocation of the National Lottery Funds.
“I was delighted to be in a position to assist the local people involved in this project in bringing a successful outcome to the Centre’s application. And I would like to pay tribute to the Management, Staff, Board and Volunteers at the Kilmaley Day Centre for the wonderful work which they are doing ensuring that the services at the Centre are maximised for the elderly in this area.
Kilmaley is a very large rural area and the provision of a bus to transport their clients to and from the centre is a vital service for the elderly people of the area. The current bus is five and half years old and this funding will go towards the purchase of a replacement bus which will facilitate more comfortable access for the people of the area.
Four other Clare projects also benefitted from Lottery Funding through the Department of Health. €18,000 to Rehabcare Ennis to purchase a wheelchair accessible bus, €10,000 to the Irish Red Cross Clare Area towards the cost of a support vehicle/ambulance, €4,960 to the North West Clare Family Resource Centre to develop a men’s shed project and €2,570 to Arthritis Ireland Clare in Newmarket on Fergus towards the cost of funding Tai Chi Weekly classes.