As part of marking our 150th anniversary, St Paul’s is launching a community project to support the creation of a sensory garden behind a residential complex on Adelaide Road run by Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, just a few hundred metres from our church. The garden at “Anvers” will be used not only by residents but also by those who attend the ABII day centre in Dun Laoghaire, as gardening is a valuable therapeutic exercise for those recovering from brain injury.
This garden will be the final phase of a development project launched at Anvers this week. And this Sunday, September 23rd, Barbara O’Connell, CEO of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland will be the speaker at our 10.30am service to talk about what her organisation does to help people adapt to life after a traumatic brain injury.
There will be a retiring collection after this Sunday’s service to kick-start our fund-raising campaign. A brain injury can happen in seconds and change a life for ever. See the ABI website for more information abiireland.ie