Adesco proud sponsor of Down Syndrome Cork’s new project
Adesco were pleased to sponsor a team at the Dankso/Investec golf classic which raised €30,400 for Down Syndrome Cork’s ground-breaking new project Field of Dreams which has been launched for adults with Down Syndrome in Cork and will be the first of its kind in Ireland.
Field of Dreams was officially launched by Down Syndrome Cork (DS Cork) at its gala dinner which was held at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on November 14th. Making the announcement was Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Kathleen Lynch Minister for State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disability & Older People) and Mental Health, who are supporting the project.
Field of Dreams will be a market garden for the cultivation of fruit, vegetable and farm produce. It will be a ground-breaking demonstrator project which will provide education, training and rewarding work opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome in a safe, secure and inspirational environment.
The Munster Agricultural Society has made available a three acre site in Curraheen to DS Cork for the exciting and innovative project for which planning will be sought by the end of the year with the aim of commencing the enterprise in June 2016.
Adesco is delighted to contribute to this excellent cause. For more information on Down Syndrome Cork or to discuss opportunities to donate or sponsor an element of Field of Dreams visit please visit their website Down Syndrome Cork or call Down Syndrome Cork (Liam Ahern) on 021 43 00 444.