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The Sunshine Charity Ball

With guest band
The Camembert Quartet

Killashee House Hotel
Naas, Co Kildare

6th June 2009

In Aid Of
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland

Dress: Black Tie
Price: 95 euros Per Ticket

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Access & Mobility Exhibition 2009

Access All Areas

The 2009 Access & Mobility Exhibition takes place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June at the Main Hall, RDS, Dublin. Now in its eighth year, the Exhibition is Ireland’s only event for healthcare, disability and rehabilitation. It caters for healthcare professionals, carers and people with disabilities and will have stands covering everything from vehicle conversions and scooters, specially adapted phones, zero gravity chairs, bathroom and kitchen aids through to specially adapted fashion footwear for children. The Access & Mobility Exhibition will run from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. each day and is entry is free of charge. Full details on www.accessandmobility.ie

As well as showcasing the latest developments in assisted mobility, the Exhibition will also feature a Portable Visual Driving Learning System to help people learn to drive in their own homes; purpose-built roomsets and a Mobility Loan Point, where a number of powered, manual wheelchairs and scooters will be available for hire, free of charge.

Richard Ryder, director of the Access & Mobility Exhibition, said that the event was very important to anyone involved with disability because visitors can view, roadtest and discuss the latest advancements with the providers directly. Said Richard, “Anyone faced with the need to radically change their lifestyle or adapt their living space due to an accident or illness can often find it a very daunting task. Showcasing relevant products and services in one location allows professionals and affected individuals the opportunity to make informed choices.”

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Positive Life Choices 2009

A vision for the future

(Inclusion . Empowerment . Education)

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