North Cork Country Music Festival Partners with Anchor Treatment Centre

Pictured at the announcement of the partnership between the North Cork Music Festival and the Anchor Treatment Centre in Mallow are John O’Connell and Barry John Ryan of Mallow GAA, Ann Kennelly and Barry Golden of the Anchor Centre, and Sean Ryan of Mallow GAA.

The North Cork Country Music Festival has confirmed its partnership with The Anchor Treatment Centre, Mallow, and commited to contributing much-needed funds to the centre’s outstanding efforts. Liz Foley, Chairwoman of the North Cork Country Festival, said, “We are receiving tremendous local support for our country music festival which takes place on Sunday, 20th August, and in turn we want to give something back to the community. The Anchor centre provides much-needed services to the community and we feel it is a well deserved recipient.”
Barry Golden, Chairman of the Anchor Centre, said, “We are delighted with the opportunity to partner with, and benefit from, this festival. It is particularly important as the centre only receives partial HSE funding and so does not get sufficient funding from the public purse. I’m a firm believer that activities such as music and dance are linked to mental and personal wellbeing, so it’s very fitting that Mallow GAA Complex has chosen a country music festival to support our work in Anchor. I’m encouraging everyone of all ages to come out and support this event, and in return you will be supporting the Anchor Centre.”
The centre, based in Spa Glen, has an open door policy and deals with alcohol dependency, drug addiction, gambling addiction and eating disorders.
Ann Kennelly, Director, explains how the Centre works. “The Anchor Centre operates in the heart of the community, as people can self-refer to the service. Those who contact us to request support and advice around the area of addiction are invited to participate in a four-session assessment process. From there, the best course of treatment is commenced with our counsellors, which may include family support for concerned members, continuing care, individual and couples’ counselling, holistic therapies including reflexology, acupuncture for detox, withdrawal and stress management, and educational programmes.”
For further information about the Anchor Centre and its work, contact Ann Kennelly on 022 42559, or to purchase tickets for the festival please contact the ticket hotline now on 022 50757.