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RESPECT launches “Project Eden” to create an accessible children’s Sensory & Play Garden

RESPECT has announced details of its exciting, new fundraising campaign, “Project Eden”.

The new fundraising project aims to raise funds for the Development Education Centre (DEC) located at St. Vincent’s Centre, Navan Road, to create an accessible and enjoyable outdoor sensory and play garden for the 32 children who have severe / profound intellectual disabilities that attend the service.

The garden would afford each child the opportunity to participate in creative play, gardening as well as out-door physio sessions and it is hoped that work will begin on creating the new space in August 2021 during the Summer break.

The total cost for the project is €180,000 and RESPECT is calling on the public to show their support by making a donation online via JustGiving at or via RESPECT’s website,

Currently the children attending the DEC don’t have access to an accessible outdoor play area so the new sensory play garden would provide them with a place for fun, tranquillity, learning and stimulation while also helping to promote their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The sensory garden is designed to support development of core skills such as movement, communication, sensory development, and hand function while providing an environment for graduated challenge that facilitates independent use.

Sybil Mulcahy, Journalist and Broadcaster, commented, “I have been associated with RESPECT for many years now and I am delighted to join with them in helping to raise awareness for “Project Eden” which will bring so much joy and happiness into the lives of the children with intellectual disabilities that attend the DEC service.

“By donating via the JustGiving website or directly via RESPECT you are helping the service to create this accessible outdoor space for all the children to experience and enjoy.”

Commenting on ‘Project Eden’ to RESPECT, Sister Zoe Killeen, Director of RESPECT, said:

“We are delighted to official launch our exciting new project, “Project Eden”, which will make a real difference to the lives of the 32 children who attend the service.

“We greatly appreciate any support that people can give to this project that will allow us to create this unique new space for the children to enjoy and benefit from when they return in September.”

RESPECT supports people of all ages within the Daughters of Charity Disability Support Services, by improving their surroundings and allowing them to be more independent.

The service is ultimately about helping people improve their quality of life and reach their full potential.

For further details on “Project Eden” and its development plans log onto or contact RESPECT on 01 6856502.

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