Unsung heroes say bye

Farewell: Sandra Hayes and David Patterson, who have retired from the home in Intake.'                                 Picture: Steve Taylor
Farewell: Sandra Hayes and David Patterson, who have retired from the home in Intake.' Picture: Steve Taylor

THERE was a surprise party for two staff from Liffey Avenue community home for people with learning disability when they retired after 22 years’ service.

Sandra Hayes and David Patterson were involved in opening the Intake home and have both worked tirelessly ever since to ensure residents lived fulfilled lives.

Sandra, from Wheatley, previously worked at DRI in the kitchens before starting work with the learning disability service, and David, who lives in Intake, both gave up their own time. Sandra regularly took some of them to Lourdes.