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Greystones Sensory Garden

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Fundraising For Triple A Alliance (Wicklow)
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Joint fundraiser between Greystones Tidy Towns and Triple A Alliance for Sensory Garden. Please support.

€ 3,270.00 Target : € 3,000.00


30 Apr 2021

From 99 fantastic supporters


O”Donnell Family, Portlaoise

Cara Stapleton € 25.00


Online Donations : € 3,270

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Greystones Sensory Garden

Aisling wicklowtriplea
Fundraising For Triple A Alliance (Wicklow)
Latest Update !!

Joint fundraiser between Greystones Tidy Towns and Triple A Alliance for Sensory Garden. Please support.

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Thank you for visiting our fundraising page. 

This is a fundraising page for Greystones Sensory Garden. This project is a collaboration between Greystones Tidy Towns, Greystones Municipal District, Triple A Alliance and Wicklow Inclusive Communities.

All funds raised will go directly to this great cause and we are grateful for all donations received. Simply click the "Donate" button and be assured that all donations are processed securely. If you would like to be included on our sponsors board at the garden please contact [email protected] for more information.

What is a Sensory Garden 

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What is a Sensory Garden Appealing to the senses with flowers, shrubs, herbs and other landscape features. A sensory garden is a garden environment that is designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants and the use of materials that engage one's senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound. Sensory gardens have been shown to generate countless benefits to users with Intellectual Disability, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety and Depression, Alzhiemers and Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and more. It can also just be a pretty cool place just to hang out and have a chat. What are the benefits Sensory stimulation - Many people with neurological differences can have challenges with sensory processing. They can either sense things too much, too little, or a combination of both! This can make navigating the world pretty difficult. Imagine brushing your teeth in the morning was painful.. Or if the uniform you had to wear for school or work was so uncomfortable that the fibres felt like they were cutting your skin... What if the background noise in your office was felt so distracting to you that you felt like you were going to be sick from anxiety? These are some of the ways a person with sensory processing issues can feel on a daily basis. A sensory garden allows the person to stop, take time out to readjust their senses in order to go back out and battle on with the day! Promoting physical activity Often those with disabilities can find it difficult to get out and active as much as they would like to. For instance, some people might have low muscle town or hypermobility, which can make walking long distances difficult. Also, the challenges around balance and coordination some people may have due to sensory processing challenges can make navigating crowded or unfamiliar spaces scary or even dangerous. A sensory garden allows a person who might have these challenges exercise their senses in order to overcome these difficulties. Also exercise as we know is pretty good for our mental health too! Participation in the community We all like to be part of something don't we? Greystones has always been such a melting pot of folks who come from around the world to settle and make their home in our gorgeous town. Our local autism charity Wicklow Triple A Alliance has embarked on an ambitious project to make our county of Wicklow a truly Inclusive Community. This project is a collaboration of disability advocates and service providers who are working to create an environment that is welcoming, accepting, and understanding of hidden disabilities such as the ones listed above. We are proud to create a community space which invites all sectors of our community, no matter what their ability to relax and participate together ! Meditation and stress release If Covid-19 has taught us anything, we can all agree that we need to reduce the stress in our lives. Slowing down has been so therapeutic for many of us. A trip to the sensory garden on your way to or from work can be just what is needed to shake off the stresses of the day! Try our specially designed Forest bath seat to take a moment to stop, breathe, and revive! To find out more or to volunteer please go to: [email protected] [email protected]

18 Sep 2020