Anne Doyle to address Lavanagh ladies lunch

Anne Doyle to address Lavanagh ladies lunch

Four-year-old Rian Somers from Rathcormac, with Susan Dineen, Right Price Tiles; Anne Hegarty, organiser of the Lavanagh Ladies Lunch, and Anne Doyle, former RTÉ newsreader, at the Lavanagh Centre. Pic Darragh Kane

FORMER RTÉ newsreader Anne Doyle will address 400 women at the annual Enable Ireland ‘Lavanagh Ladies Lunch’ today.

Ms Doyle visited the Lavanagh Centre in Ballintemple yesterday to see first-hand the work done by Enable Ireland and witnessed the various services provided onsite, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, early years’ education and speech and language.

“I’m looking forward to making a small contribution to the wonderful work of Enable Ireland. Meeting the ladies at their fundraising luncheon tomorrow will be a fun bonus,” she said.

The charity plans to build a state-of-the-art €7.5m children’s services centre on a new site in Curraheen. Once operational, the new centre will house a hydrotherapy pool, therapy rooms and sensory rooms to accommodate the needs of current and future children with disabilities in Cork. There will also be a respite home on-site. Organiser of the event and long-time volunteer, Anne Hegarty, said the lunch event is another milestone in their bid to reach their funding goal.

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