COPE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN FERMOY CENTRE
The COPE Foundation, the support service for people with intellectual disability, last week celebrated the tenth anniversary of the opening of the COPE House at Dun Aoibhinn, Fermoy with an open day packed with activities and events.
A Mass celebrated by Fr P.J.O’Driscoll included staff and clients, while an interpretation of Roahl Dahl’s ‘Three Little Pigs’ performed by ‘the Copes’ under the direction of Frances Foley and her colleagues from Colaiste an Chraoibhin entertained the many guests who packed the house for the occasion.
The broad range of activities now undertaken in the COPE house was evident in the display and sale of articles around the day room. Other activities were to be seen on a video display on show to guests.
“We were delighted with the turn out of public representatives, families, friends and the general puplic to help us celebrate this event,” Ian Fleming of the COPE committee told The Avondhu.
The organisers of the successful day have expressed their appreciation to the fundraising committee for supplying and serving refreshments during the day, and to the sponsors for raffle prizes.
“All in all, it was a great credit to the staff in COPE for their enthusiasm and commitment. Happy birthday Fermoy COPE,” Mr Fleming added.
Any member of the public who would like to be involved in COPE fundraising or volunteering can contact Ian Fleming on 087-8522574 or any other committee member.
Thursday 16th April 6:53pm