Week ending Friday 30th March 2012
MARIE KEATING FOUNDATION
On Thursday 19th April the Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Donegal Local Development Company is again hosting the Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Unit, which will be located in The Diamond, Raphoe from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank Margaret Doherty, Project Officer with DLDC for her kind support and co-operation.
The Marie Keating Foundation aims to increase awareness and knowledge of cancer and related issues to all sectors of the community. The Unit is equipped with take home information leaflets on each of the key cancers and the nurse provides practical advice on healthy lifestyle choices. The Family Resource would encourage the local community to visit the Mobile Unit to become more informed about early detection and self awareness techniques.
The Family Resource Centre has recently established a social club for people with physical, sensory or learning disability. The club, which meets in the Family Resource Centre on every second Thursday evening from 6.15-7.15pm, is a joint initiative with the Community Group Home, Ballyduff Park, Lifford. Activities include bocce, curling, pool, table- tennis, air-hockey, Wii-fit and badminton. The Family Resource Centre would like to thank Raphoe Curling Club for the use of its equipment and John Hunter for facilitating the badminton workshops. For further information please contact 074-9145796.
COOKING ON A BUDGET
Raphoe Family Resource Centre is planning to run a “Cooking on a Budget” course. We are hoping to run this course at the end of April/start of May. If you would like to participate in this course please contact us on 0749145796.
Healthy Walks take place every Thursday morning at 9.30am starting from Raphoe Family Resource Centre. So if you’re in or around Raphoe come and join us for an enjoyable walk around the town to keep fit! Everyone welcome!!
WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LIST
Raphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY……
The Annual Raphoe 5k road race and walk organised by the Family Resource Centre and Lifford Athletic Club will take place on Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm. The Raphoe 5k is part of the Co. Athletics Board’s Donegal Grand Prix Event. Please watch this space and local press for further details!
Raphoe Family RESOURCE CENTRE Afterschool Programmes
Tuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm
5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pm
Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Café 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pm
Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm
1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pm
Youth Café Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pm
Registration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.
Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.
Little Smiles with big Dreams
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from
10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
On Friday night last the Raphoe boxing club staged a very successful boxing tournament in the Cathedral Hall in memory of the former British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Billy “Spider” Kelly who was a life-long friend of the Raphoe club. There were 14 contests on the night and all the Raphoe boxers who took part all gave very impressive performances on the night in front of a capacity crowd. The Raphoe boxers were as follows, Cody Lafferty, Liam Crawford, Oran Devine, Liam McMonagle, Denis Lafferty, Patrick Stokes, Caroline Connolly, John Sweeney, Christy Stokes, Patrick Friel, Finbar Allen, Michael O’Hara and Brendan Devine. A very special thanks goes to our main sponsors Mike Kelly and Austin Daly and to all the generous business people of Raphoe for their continued financial support, to all the ladies on the door, ladies in the canteen, ticket sellers, Ronnie Goudie of the Cathedral Hall for his hospitality and to everyone who helped in any way to make the night such a huge success.
RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.
RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTER
Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org every Thursday to meet the print deadline.