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Cllr Francis Timmons – Independent Voice

2013 World Cerebral Palsy’ Day campaign

Posted by Francis on June 10, 2013
Posted in Disability 

Calling All Organisations/Special Schools in Ireland who provide services for people with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy…
Does your Organisation / Special Schools/ Centre/ that supports people with Cerebral palsy ?Last year, 40 cerebral palsy organisations from 28 countries joined in World CP Day. This year, we’re aiming for 70 organisations from 45 countries to be part of this exciting global event.

World Cerebral Palsy Day – Wednesday 2 October 2013.

World Cerebral Palsy Day is an innovative way for 17 million people with CP to tell the world what they need to make their lives better and it’s a way to turn some of those ideas into reality.

Organisations from America, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, St Lucia, Sweden, Turkey and the UK have joined together to support World Cerebral Palsy Day.

We believe ‘Change my world in 1 minute’ will inspire advocates globally to continue working for people with cerebral palsy. Do ye have 1 minute to watch this 1 min. video from people with CP ??  Change my world in 1 minute’ Video. Please click the link:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SOEV6fTpYkQ


There is No charge to join and you can access resources such as a marketing kit, posters, flyers and digital images.

Each organisation/Centre/School will be showcased on our social media platforms and logos will be displayed on the World CP Day website with a link to each organisation’s website.

If you are interested? Please email your organisation/School/Centre/ details (Logo, web site name) to Robyn Cummins: Email: RCummins@cerebralpalsy.org.auWorld Cerebral Palsy Day Project Manager. or Renjith Joseph, Physiotherapy Manager, Ability West, Galway. Email: Renjith.Joseph@abilitywest.ie

WALK Fundraising

Posted by Francis on June 10, 2013
Posted in Disability 


WALK has supported the community since 1967 and has recently identified an opportunity to provide further support through regenerating a disused building and gardens in Dublin. When complete this new multi-use community facility aims to improve many aspects of life including new opportunities for lifelong learning, increased awareness and action around health and wellbeing, greater economic and social inclusion all while stimulating community engagement and encouraging community based activities which will enhance society.

This project is supported by WALK and clearly match our organisational vision and mission which is fundamentally about a better society, about more supportive and inclusive communities, and enhanced lives for everyone.


To help make this community facility a reality please contact us today on +353 1 4650388 and ask for the fundraising department (Declan Murray), email community@walk.ie


Irish Autism Action – Mobile Phone appeal

Posted by Francis on June 10, 2013
Posted in Disability 

I am appealing for all old mobile phones please give them to me for Irish Autism Action and you will be entered on a draw for your bills to be paid for a year