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New sensory garden allows children to have a safe place

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A NEW sensory garden was opened in Suzanne House, which provides respite care for children with life-limiting conditions, in Tallaght Village on Saturday.

The ribbon-cutting marking the opening of the garden was carried out by Brendan Prendergast, whose daughter Suzanne passed away in 1985 aged 13 from a measles-related illness, and after whom Suzanne House is named.

Senator Lynn Ruane and influencer Terrie McEvoy, who is also a nurse, were in attendance for the uplifting event.

Article from the Echo 1st November 2022 

Roisin McGarry, clinical nurse manager at Suzanne House, told The Echo: “Last Saturday was Suzanne House’s biggest achievement to date, on the opening of our new sensory garden.

“The sensory garden allows our children to have a safe space to enhance all of their senses, sight, smell, touch, sounds.

“It is thanks to the Better Life grant and fundraising that the garden is as exceptional as it is.

“A huge amount of work has gone into fundraising including a staff skydive, benefit nights, cake sales and donations.