THE Brothers of Charity at Bawnmore said this Friday that they will not be closing their services to the mentally handicapped in the region for the month of May – in response to the numerous offers of support they have received since the news of the impending closure was revealed in the Limerick Leader.
A spokesman for the Brothers said they have been “particularly encouraged by the numerous offers of support and help which have been forthcoming from parents and friends of Bawnmore.”
“In response to these offers, the Brothers propose to organise meetings of parents and friends to help them in overcoming teir present difficulties,” he added.
This Friday the Brothers commenced writing to the parents of their intention to keep their facilities open. He explained the ongoing discussions are taking place with the Department of Health which they hope will be fruitful. the spokesman said that the Brothers were also very encouraged by the spontaneous and generous support given by their staff.
”We are confident we will receive the highest possible level of support that the Department can provide in present circumstances,” he added.