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Chadwicks Group lends its support to upgrade three Irish Wheelchair Association centres in Cork

Apr 14, 2022 | General News

Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants supply materials and provide expertise to make vital improvements in dedicated centres throughout the region

Chadwicks Group, Ireland’s leading builders’ merchants, is delighted to have supported Cork’s three Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) centres in making essential improvements as part of its ongoing partnership with the charity.

Earlier this year Chadwicks Group announced a partnership with IWA to supply building materials to  IWA community centres across the country to help improve accessibility for its users. IWA operates 57 community centres nationwide and provides 1.3 million hours of assisted living services to more than 2,000 adults and children.

Chadwicks Group assisted IWA in Cork by supplying paint to centres in Clonakilty, Blackrock and the Gilbert Centre in Mallow as well as providing materials for building maintenance and landscaping works in the centres. The Cork IWA centres deliver essential services to those with physical disabilities in the region. Service users receive support through training and recreation within the centres, which also act as social activity hubs for members of the community. The centres are also used by local groups to provide a host of different activities, such as services for school leavers with disabilities. With the support of Chadwicks Group, the local IWA centres have received necessary materials such as paint, gutters, cement and treated timber in order to improve facilities for all service users, visitors and staff of the local centres.

Commenting on the announcement, Colm O’Dea, Chadwicks Mallow Branch Manager said, “We are delighted to be able to support the local Irish Wheelchair Association centres in Cork who provide vital services throughout our county. It is a privilege to be involved in improving centres that are essential for members of our community and we are delighted that our work can have a positive impact on the staff and service users alike at the Gilbert Centre and the IWA Centres in Clonakilty and Blackrock.”

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