Cinnamon Blackmore has been an active member of People Before Profit Gorey for several years. She has campaigned against the scale-back of health services and lack of affordable accommodation in Gorey and Nationwide.
She set up a candlelight vigil for the women affected by the CervicalCheck , the Hepetitis C scandal and for women left suffering from the consequences of episiotomies and vaginal mesh.
That week she also held a rally in Gorey in solidarity with the Wexford Mental Health Warriors & CAHMS under the Still Waiting banner. She submitted a petition signed by all attending to FG rep Michael D’Arcy demanding an inquiry into the collapse of CAHMS summer 2018.
She chaired a meeting with parents of children with additional needs regarding this collapse with guest speakers Cllr. Tony Walsh and Ms. Susan Eccleston from Family Carers Wexford as well as speaking on this subject on South East Radio.
She played an active role in the Together for Yes campaign in Gorey.
Cinnamon has long been active in her community, bringing parents of special needs children together for support, co-starting a special needs play group as well as fundraising events for local charities.
Cinnamon says ‘Others, like myself and my family, were financially devastated by Austerity, homes worth less than half they were bought for, unemployment sky rocketed and hope for a bright future was gone.
‘For many years our government has not been working in the best interests of all its citizens and residents, but a select few. Austerity is officially over but its effects are still very present. People are suffering under current health, housing and tax policies, if I can lend my voice to shout out against the oppression of the workers and most vulnerable in my community I will.
‘I believe a little help is worth a lot of pity.