The Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.
For each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796.
Safe TALK Training
The Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’.
For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The winner of the Manchester United signed football jersey was Michael McConnell, Broadlea, Raphoe and everyone at the Raphoe club would like to sincerely thank everyone who bought tickets for this fundraising event and to all club sponsors and everyone who continue to financially support the club throughout the season.
The Raphoe club is now closed for the summer break and will re-open in mid August when all new and former members will be very welcome.
The work on the clubs new dressing rooms, showers and toilets is now at an advanced stage and local contractor Mike Kelly (Sheercloon Developments) hopes to have all the work completed for the beginning of the new season. The boxers and officials at Raphoe boxing club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the wife and family of the late Frank Conlon. Frank was very generous towards the local boxing club over the years and he travelled with the Raphoe boxing team to New York back in 1998. May he rest in peace.
A new running group is starting in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm.
This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.
Retirement of Nurse Anne Wauchope
The community of Raphoe recently bade a sad farewell to its diligent and considerate Community Nurse, Anne Wauchope, who has retired after 32 years of caring. Anne, a native of Raphoe and who attended school locally might never have imagined in her student days that she would one day be back in her own community as a Nurse.
Anne joined the Community Nursing Service in the early 1970s as a newly qualified Midwife. During that time she worked with many fine health care professionals, including two from the ‘old school’- the late Dr. Quinn of Raphoe and the late Dr. Coyne of Lifford. She would have acquired a lot of knowledge from those two esteemed doctors at a time when the modern technology of today wasn’t as prevalent.
In those early days Anne would have carried out her caring duties over and above the call of duty, a dedicated approach that remained with her over many years until her recent retirement.
Anne was and is a dedicated mother to five daughters, three of whom are now qualified doctors, obviously influenced and guided by their mother’s caring qualities.
The communities of Raphoe and the surrounding districts will certainly miss her sensitive, understanding and friendly manner and her commitment to treating each and every patient with dignity and respect. Anne joins her colleague Community Nurse Ann Gallagher, Lifford who also retired recently.
Anne is enjoying her retirement with her husband Thomas although she will be keeping busy acquiring new skills as a farmer! She will no doubt also involve herself in community activities and has already committed herself to supporting Raphoe Meals-on-Wheels as well as with the Lifford Community Hospital Patients Comfort Fund.
Mixed Boxercise Fitness Class @ Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Thurs 6-7pm. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups (16+). Female Instructor. Excellent all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 cals in one hr session? More info @ 086 3238437.
The gardens at Oakfield Park will be open again for the summer from Wed 2nd May. As always the trains will be running every weekend. The gardens are open from 12 – 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays. Come along with the family & friends and bring a picnic. Maybe you’ll meet our new Black Swans on the lower lake! See the website, find us on facebook or call our enquiry number 9173068 for more info.
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.
TEEN TOURS SUMMER PROGRAMME NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:
Day 1- Team Building out door pursuits to allow teens to get to know each other
Day 2- Rockhill Holiday Park-Teens will do the following: Forest Challenge getting mucky through obstacle course, Archery/ Sumo Suits, Water sports, games and Food
Day 3- Bowling/Cinema – An evening of fun and games with prizes and food included
Day 4 – Funtasia Bettystown Co Drogheda – Splash, soak, slide in the water park for 2 hrs/ Challenge the aerial adventure course 60m long by 15m high and Bowling/crazy golf/roller-skating and Food
You won’t find a better value package for teens anywhere: This package totals 30 hrs of Fun costing you less than €4.20 per hour for your teen to have a summer adventure to remember. Book on line today/ Payment by instalments also available. Check out www.teentours.eu for more information.
SELF MANAGEMENT COURSE
The HSE is providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promotes self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email email@example.com. All enquiries are welcome.
GLENMAQUIN NATIONAL SCHOOL
It’s still not too late to enroll at Glenmaquin NS!
We are a 2 teacher school with one part-time Teaching Assistant and one part-time Learning Support Teacher. We are located conveniently to Raphoe, Convoy (3.5miles) and Letterkenny.
As we are a small school, all our children get great individual attention alongside the ability to take advantage of lots of trips, e.g. theatre, workshops, libraries, cooking, gardening, crafts and lots more! These trips are all funded through the schools various fundraising activities e.g. Christmas Bazaar.
Please call into the school for a brochure or call 074 9147599 to arrange a visit with Debbie Browne our Principal or Sandra Curran Deputy Principal. We are very much a community based school and welcome children of all faiths or none.
RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTER
Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Lisa at email@example.com Thank You.
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