Beauty Therapist and Crann Centre member Sarah Dullea was a recent guest on the popular Elaine Show. The Dunmanway native joined the panel to discuss her recent business venture, Sarah's Art of Beauty, which opened here at Crann in November. Sarah's determination and endeavour to realise her goal of being an entrepreneur is a real inspiration to us here and we're honored to be able to help in whatever way we can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIFdLHvRjrg
The Crann Centre were honoured and grateful to join 29 other Irish charities in recently receiving a significant donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a recent reception hosted at University College Cork. In total, €140,000 was donated to the charities at the event, including €4,000 to the Crann Centre. The event was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, and special guest, former Ireland and Munster Rugby International, Marcus Horan. Crann Centre founder Kate Jervey said of the event, "On behalf of the entire Crann team I want to thank the HSF for the lovely reception and presentation evening at UCC. The experience was a great privilege for me and for the Crann [...]
We are delighted to announce the opening of Sarah’s Art of Beauty in her new location here at the Crann Centre. Sarah has been running her business both from home and travelling to her customers and is now delighted to be settled in her new location.
Sarah offers a range of beauty treatments from make-up application, manicures to eyebrow tinting and waxing with prices start from just 6 euro.
Sarah’s Art of Beauty Salon will be open every Friday with the announcement of another day coming soon.
To make an appointment or for more information contact Sarah on 087-4289945.…
Volunteer of the Month September – Tara O’Donovan
We are delighted to announce Tara O’Donovan as our September Volunteer of the Month. Tara is a very active member of the Crann community having volunteered at a variety of events including our Children’s Summer Camp, which took place here at the Crann Centre in July.
Tara has made a tremendous contribution of her time to help all those at the Crann Centre and we are thrilled to recognize her effort.
”All it takes is a little bit of adaptability and everyone can be involved” – Tara O’Donovan
Crann Centre CEO Padraig Mallon, recently attended University College Cork Disability Support Service’s Employability Forum hosted by VMWare Ballincollig, which held a focus on disability initiatives.
The forum which took place on Tuesday September 10th looked at how various organisations and companies could develop disability initiatives, promote an inclusive community, enhance diversity in the workplace and educate staff members. Crann working in conjunction with UCC and promoting this has acted as an advocate for disability inclusion.
Forums such as this provide an opportunity for Crann to inform companies of the needs of those with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and how they can advance their diversity and inclusion by facilitating those with disabilities. Similarly, such forums allow Crann to build networks and work alongside larger companies developing best practice and initiative. …
This week saw both our Children’s and Teenager’s Workshops finish here at the Crann Centre.
After four consecutive weeks the workshops finished just in time for school. The workshops have been packed with different, creative and fun activities all with the greater purpose of building friendships and understanding.
Uniqueness of Difference – Our children’s workshop, finished Wednesday. Over the previous four weeks the children explored the idea of difference and how all individuals are different. The workshop also gave the children an opportunity to explore their feelings, emotions and opinions on difference and how they could best express them.
Growing in Confidence – Our teenagers workshop finished Thursday. Over the past few weeks the teens have explored the idea and importance of resilience in building confidence.…
We are very pleased to announce that Ms Colette Cahill has been appointed to the role of Head of Services here at the Crann Centre. Colette is no stranger to Crann having worked with the charity over the past two years developing and delivering programmes such ”A Moment For Me”, ”Uniqueness Of Difference” and Growing In Confidence”.
Padraig Mallon Crann Centre CEO welcomed Colette’s appointment. He said that “Colette’s background in counselling and neuro-developmental therapy alongside her experience in supporting those with disabilities made her an ideal candidate”.
Colette says that she is “ really excited to take up the role as Head of Services and is really looking forward to working with the team to develop and grow the programmes, workshops and services Crann will be offering’’.…
This week saw our summer camp take place where children aged between 5 and 15 engaged in a whole range of activities and made friends along the way.
Monday morning saw the children tackle the great outdoors with a series of tennis games at the local courts, the rain held off as the children practiced their swing and worked up an appetite for lunch. The afternoon saw yoga stretches and creative art along with some demonstrations from those in the Turas Saol wheelchair skills programme.
Tuesday began with a bang as archery practice had everyone including the volunteers aiming for bullseye. A few rounds of dodgeball led into the musically symphony that was our summer camp band. The children drummed and sang along to classic’s such as the Beatles and Queen, even getting the opportunity to come up with their own pieces.…