DFL ‘At Your Service’

The DFL team, which featured on RTE's 'At Your Service' over Christmas.

The DFL team, which featured on RTE's 'At Your Service' over Christmas.

It was great to see some local companies featured on RTE over Christmas, especially when it was for such a good cause.

David Flynn Limited provided their management staff and a team of tradesmen and operatives for the renovation of two major projects for Enable Ireland which was shown in the hour long special of ‘At Your Service – To The Rescue’ in conjunction with Ireland’s top hoteliers John and Francis Brennan on New Year’s eve.

Both projects were redesigned by another local company – CJ Falconer & Associates’. Gary Falconer is featured in the programme explaining the extensive redesign which they drafted using the latest design software, for ‘The Avenue’ Garden Centre, in Sandymount.

This was a ‘Challenge Anneka’- type project where DFL along with their regular sub-contractors and suppliers as well as a team of volunteers and tradesmen came together in order to renovate and refurbish the Enable Ireland Day Care Centre in Sandyford as well as the Avenue Garden Centre in Sandymount.

Another local company, Bolster Flooring, provided all of the resources for laying the new floor in Sandyford and Alushield Windows in New Ross provided the new doors and windows for the garden shop in Sandymount.

At the end of an 80-hour week on both sites the staff and users were invited to see the finished projects and as you will have seen from the TV coverage there was an overwhelmingly positive response from all concerned.
Enable Ireland who were the charity benefiting from all this good will, provide free services to children and adults with disabilities and their families. Their services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child’s physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence.

For adults they offer a range of services covering personal development, independent living, supported employment, social and leisure activities.

The Avenue Garden Centre was set up in 1990 to provide horticultural training for adults with a physical disability, and very soon progressed into a fully functional garden centre open to the public.

If you didn’t see our local companies in action over Christmas you can watch the programme on the RTE player until this Friday, January 23rd via http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/10360035/

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