We have important breaking news here in Callan!
The Callan Support Group was established towards the end of March in response to the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic. The objective of the group is to deliver groceries, medication and other essentials to those in the community who were cocooning. What started out as a delivery service became much more. The Covid-19 crises brought community groups and local businesses together for a common goal and this was to assist the vulnerable and elderly within our community and surrounding areas.
Three charities were chosen to be the beneficiaries of The Callan Covid-19 Charity Fundraiser- “Callan Covid Capers” a short comedy filmed in Callan
Why we chose these charities: We realise each service plays an integral role within the community. We also are aware of the difficulties in generating capital to run these vital facilities. The critical need for PPE equipment within these organisations has put a serious strain on finances due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Our aim is to raise as much funds as possible in order to assist all three charities to purchase PPE gear and to off-set any expenses incurred since the start of the covid-19 crises.
All three charities rely heavily on funding and donations to continue their services so please donate what you can.
Mount Carmel House, Supported Care Home, Callan:
Mount Carmel Provides a service for up to 20 residents of low dependency over 65 years. It provides long-term and respite care for residents who are mainly capable of living independently and who require minimal assistance in a home-from-home environment. There is also independent living accommodation on the grounds and occupants can avail of services and meals in the centre.
St.Joseph’s, Supported Care Home, Kilmoganny:
Providing care for up to 20 residents of low to medium dependency. St.Joseph’s also provides long term and respite care. Weekly day care is also available for people in the locality. St.Joseph’s ethos is to encourage its residents to remain as independent as possible.
L’Arche Community, Callan:
Helping people with intellectual disabilities live and thrive, by providing a home, daily care, and support for education and employment. L’Arche Kilkenny includes four residenti