Sligo Rovers are delighted to name Acquired Brain Injury Ireland as our Partner Charity for 2017.
This will be the club's fifth year to partner a local cause and we hope this year will be as successful as our previous years.
Last year, the club worked with Sligo Cancer Support Centre to help raise funds and awareness for support services, for victims and families affected by cancer. Prior to that, the club also partnered with Rory Gallagher's Wish to Walk, North-West therapy centre and Friends of Sligo Regional Hospital.
The aim of charity partners is to boost the profile of the charity, help raise awareness and to help raise much needed funds to support the excellent work carried out by these charities.
We would like to thank Sligo Cancer Support Centre for partnering with us last year, the partnership proved a great success and we wish them every success going forward.
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.
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Sligo Rovers Chairman, Martin Heraghty, spoke about teaming up with ABI for 2017 and said "The charity partner initiative has worked extremely well thus far for everyone concerned, and we are keen for this trend to continue."
He also stated "Working with local causes like ABI is very important to us as a club and supports our ethos. It's important that we give back to the local community wherever possible.
"We are looking forward to developing a partnership with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland throughout 2017, and we are proud that we chose ABI as our charity partner for 2017."
ABI will hold a bucket collection this coming Saturday night in The Showgrounds, at our home game against Dundalk which has a 7.45pm kick off. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
— ABI Ireland (@ABIIreland) March 1, 2017