Kerry Group Makes Huge Donation To Fund Play Area At Enable Ireland Kerry

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Director of Corporate Affairs at Kerry Group, Frank Hayes (fourth from right), presents a cheque for over €20,000 to Enable Ireland Kerry Services staff to help fund a soft play area at the centre in Oakview Village.

KERRY Group has made a generous donation to help fund a soft play area for children at Enable Ireland Kerry Services.

Mr. Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs at Kerry Group presented Enable Ireland with a cheque for €20,539 at the centre in Oakview Village, Tralee, on Wednesday.

The money will be used to fund a new soft play area for children with disabilities and their siblings at the charity’s children centre.  Pre school, after school, gardening and sports groups will be able to use the space.  Therapists will also be able to undertake some sessions outside.

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Sean Scally, Fundraiser at Enable Ireland said; “We are delighted that Kerry Group have agreed to fund this project. We will now be able to develop a soft play area which will provide a safe and supervised area for children with disabilities to play, learn and develop.”

Sean added; “The playground will have a Birds Nest Swing and a slide for the children attending the service and their siblings to play with their friends and have fun.”

Presenting the cheque to Enable Ireland Frank Hayes said; “Kerry Group is pleased to partner with Enable Ireland in supporting and enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. It is essential that children with complex needs have access to an area that allows them to play in a safe and controlled environment. This outdoor play area will promote physical development providing proven health benefits and facilitate children in learning about risk and challenges in a natural environment.”


Enable Ireland Kerry Children’s services is based at Oakview Village Tralee and is part of Kerry Intervention Disability Services.

Kerry Intervention Disability Services is a partnership between the HSE, Enable Ireland, Brothers of Charity, and St. John of Gods.

It provides services to children and young people (up to the age of 18 years) with complex needs. Enable Ireland manages the Tralee Team. Currently 360 children from Tralee and the surrounding area avail of the services.

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