Difference Day at the Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers staff at the Midleton Distillery recently held their Difference Day at the Jameson Experience Midleton welcoming a group of 26 day service users from the Cork Association for Autism along with their care staff for a fun filled visitor programme of a tour, games and lunch. The Cork Association for Autism who provide essential supports for adults with autism is the Midleton Distillery site charity partner for 2016.

Difference Day events also involved a variety of staff fundraising activities including a soccer tournament and quiz night with the CAA’s patron and sports broadcaster Trevor Welch acting as Quiz Master on the night. Marion Courtney Fundraising Manager at the Cork Association for Autism said ‘we would like to thank Irish Distillers staff at Midleton Distillery for hosting us on their Difference Day as it gives us great pleasure seeing our service users involved in a community setting. We are delighted to partner with an East Cork company who have shown huge enthusiasm with all their fundraising activities this year’. Funds raised will be used to purchase outdoor gym equipment for their Crobally Service Centre in Mogeely which is home to three full-time residents, twenty five respite users along with fourteen day service users. With the introduction of an outdoor fitness facility service users who cannot for varying reasons attend a mainstream fitness centre, will be able to improve their overall health through the benefits of a dedicated fitness programme on a regular basis.

Paul Wickham General Manager at the Midleton Distillery says ‘We are delighted and honoured to support the Cork Association for Autism with the incredible work they are doing. Being in Midleton we are very much embedded in the local community and it gives us great pleasure supporting this very worthy charity’.

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Day Service users Aoife O’Connell and Richard O’Callaghan enjoying the Difference Day activities.

 

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Our day service users enjoying their tour of the Midleton Distillery as part of Irish Distillers Difference Day.

 

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