Chelsea and Christy came through Brookfield Centre doors regularly ‘and made us all smile’
Brookfield Youth and Community Centre

Chelsea and Christy came through Brookfield Centre doors regularly ‘and made us all smile’

TWINS Chelsea and Christy Cawley were regular visitors to the local Brookfield Youth and Community Centre where they made the “staff smile as they came through the doors”.

This week and indeed over the next few weeks, the centre will play a huge role for the families and the community in the Brookfield and Rossfield areas.

Centre manager Sandra Lambert wants to raise awareness that the centre will be open for everyone “to come in and have a chat with us if you need support in any way”.

The centre will have members from Saoirse’s Women’s Service, Hope and AdVIC available and the community is welcome to come in at anytime.

“The centre is in the heart of the community. I’m encouraging people to come in and have a chat with us, sit down and have a cup of tea. We will be here for you if you need us,” centre manager Sandra Lambert told The Echo.

“The support we have received from volunteers and South Dublin County Council has been fantastic over the past few days.

“The centre has been very busy with people coming in and we will be here for the community as always over the next few weeks.”

The centre played a pivitol role on Sunday morning when the tragic news broke as staff quickly decided to open up the facilities.

“We just wanted to be there for the community. When the tragic news broke we decided to open the centre as we felt the community could find a place to gather and talk with us.

“We wanted to be there for the children in the community after the news broke. About 40 children turned up and they all told us lovely stories and it was good for them to talk. I’m so glad we did open the centre.”

Sandra, who is manager three years in Brookfield, remembers young Chelsea and Christy coming through the doors of the centre.

“We knew Chelsea and Christy very well. They came into us all the time. They came through our doors regularly and made us all smile.

“They got on great with everyone at the centre and had many friends in the area.

“All there friends spoke to us on Sunday about all the good times they had with them.

“This week has been very difficult for everyone in the community but we are here and our doors are always open in the centre to the community.”