Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) are calling on Cork businesses and public representatives to take part in ‘A Day in My Wheels’ on Wednesday 4th of October at Cork County Hall.
‘A Day in My Wheels’ aims to highlight the need for a collaborative approach to create inclusive pathways to accessibility, while raising much-needed funds to support individuals living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Ireland.
On average, three people sustain a SCI every week in Ireland with SII being the only charitable organisation dedicated to providing support for these 2,300+ people. This year, the charity aims to raise €100,000 by appealing to Cork businesses and public representatives to get on the pathway to accessibility, and team up with service users of the charity.
SII is inviting business leaders and public representatives (with up to four of their team members) to sign up now and join SII ambassadors and the Disability Federation of Ireland on October 4th for approximately 2 hours at Cork County Hall for breakfast, talks and workshops. Following this, participants will have the opportunity to ‘buddy up’ with a service user and spend the afternoon using a wheelchair.
Fiona Bolger, CEO for Spinal Injuries Ireland (SII) explained.
‘A Day in My Wheels’ is a call to all Cork businesses to support accessibility in their workplaces and beyond, thus having a positive impact on the daily lives of wheelchair users. This fundraiser will have a vast and positive impact on the much-needed services we provide these individuals with SCI and their families.”
Companies or individuals are invited to contribute €5,000 to participate in ‘A Day in My Wheels’ 2023, where funds will directly service users and their families in Cork.
To sign up for ‘A Day in My Wheels’ Cork, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087 3821182. Closing date for signups is Friday 22nd September 2023.