July 31, 2021
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Results! Two of Wicklow’s teams come together to forge new community links

Two of Wicklow’s favourite teams – Bray Wanderers and Lakers – have joined forces  to work closely together in the coming years.

The two community-based organisations have formed a partnership that will provide fundraising channels for Lakers through the sale of Bray Wanderers Lotto tickets, coaching opportunities involving players from the Wanderers teams and the use of the Carlisle Grounds for the Lakers’ blitzes and other activities.

“I am delighted to welcome Lakers into the Bray Wanderers family and it is great for our club to partner with an organisation which is synonymous with the town,” Seagulls Chairman Niall O’Driscoll said.

Lakers were founded in 1989 and are an organisation that seek to support adults and children with intellectual disabilities to develop and nurture their own personal skills and self-esteem in a supportive, inclusive and fun environment.

With over 400 members and 160 volunteers who help to run over 60 activities a week, they are a key part of the community in Bray town and beyond.

Speaking on behalf of Lakers Cathy Burke said: “At Lakers we support adults and children with intellectual disabilities from ages 5 to 70 to reach their individual potential through a range of sports, arts, educational and social activities.

“We are proud to partner with Bray Wanderers who have been a long-term supporter of our club. The partnership will mean a lot to Lakers, with lottery ticket sales offering an extra income stream for us.”

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