Big Smiles at Crann’s Family Fun Day

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Not even the rain could stop Cork charity the Crann Centre hosting its Family Fun Day for its community on Saturday August 26th. Families enjoyed catching up with each other after a busy summer as they feasted on Barbecue and refreshments. Face painters made sure everyone looked the part as children played on the wheelchair accessible attractions, while there was also lots of fun & learning as the Nutty Scientist performed wacky experiments – teaching his audience all about science in the process. Cork City FC also lent their support as Tiernan Brooks and Kevin Custovic were on hand to meet and greet their young fans and take selfies. 

Avril O’Gorman – Parent said “Thank you all for a fantastic afternoon, the kids had a great time, there was a reunion with pals from summer camp and new friends made. Lots of happy memories made today 

Padraig Mallon – CEO added: “Padraig Mallon – Chief Executive added: “It was a wonderful day, seeing children play and make new friends while families relaxed and got to know each. Events like our Family Fun Day help to breakdown the barrier of social isolation which research has identified as a primary concern for people and families living with neuro-physical disability. These events are only possible because of the commitment off our staff and committed volunteers and businesses who volunteer their time and resources to keep the Crann Centre and the accessible playground in ship shape.

We are grateful to a large team from Pepsi Little Island who volunteered with us to prepare for the day and to Apple Cork who sent a team to volunteers on the day. We are grateful to Cygnum Building Offsite in Macroom who built and donated the barbeque serving area. Our charities partners Cork City FC represented by Kevin and Tiernan were brilliant with the guests”

Enjoy some photos from the day! Pictures by Howard Crowdy.

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