Signed Jersey Presented to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle presented service users and staff in Acquired Brain Injury Ireland with a signed jersey at the Resource Centre in Sligo on Friday last.

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland was the clubs chosen charity partner for 2017.

Local Service Manager Teresa O’Boyle thanked Sligo Rovers for their role in boosting the profile of ABI Ireland, as well as with helping raise awareness of services available locally.

ABI is Irelands leading provider of community based neuro-rehabilitation for people living with a brain injury. 13,000 people acquire a brain injury in Ireland every year.

Founded in 2001, ABI Ireland enables people between 18 & 65 with an acquired brain injury to live an independent life, by providing them with a supportive living environment.

ABI views each brain differently, and therefore views each brain injury as unique to each individual affected. Therefore, ABI champions the Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP).

ABI Ireland was the first organisation in Ireland to achieve international recognition for quality services, from the commission of accreditation of rehabilitation facilities. This confirmed that the services provided by ABI are aligned with international best practice.

ABI has a transitional living unit located in Tonaphubble Sligo and also operates a drop in centre located on Wolfe Tone street in Sligo Town, with service users meeting every Friday from 11am.

This was the 5th year in which the Bit O' Red supported a chosen charity, with the initiative going from strength to strength each year. The purpose of the initiative is to help build awareness of the charity while also raising much needed funds.

Everyone at Sligo Rovers would like to thank the staff, volunteers and service users at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland for their kindness and hospitality throughout the 2017 season. We wish ABI every success going forward in the tremendous work they do.  


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