RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES Week ending Friday 8th June 2012
10 YEAR CELEBRATIONS
The Family Resource Centre’s 10 year celebrations come to an end on Tuesday 26th June with a number of events taking place leading up to and on the day to mark the occasion:-
National Carers Week takes place from the 18th-24th June. The Family Resource Centre is inviting carers to join with us in releasing balloons in the Diamond, Raphoe on Friday 22nd June at 11.00am. Each carer in attendance will also receive a card thanking them for what they do. Those family carers who cannot be in attendance due to their caring role will be sent a thank you card in the post. If you would like to nominate a family carer to receive a card please contact 074 91 45796.
In 2011 there 274,000 family carers in Ireland, of these 10% were women and 6%were men. A full time family carer performs 110 hours caring per week –that’s 5,720 hours per year! In contrast the average worker performs 1,664 paid hours per year.
11.00am-12.00pm –Teddy Bears Picnic on the green at Castle Grove (beside Springboard)
1.00pm-3.00pm –Donegal Citizen’s Information Service will be in the Family Resource Centre to answer your queries on back to school allowances, medical cards etc. No appointment necessary. This is a free and confidential service.
2.00pm-4.00pm –Tea Dance in the Family Resource Centre
6.30pm-9.00pm –Outdoor Car Boot Sale in the Diamond. This will be an excellent chance to clear out your attic or garage of unwanted items, such as homeware, bric-a-brac, toys, games, electrical equipment, second-hand books etc. Home baking, homemade jams and fresh produce are also welcome. It will also be a great opportunity for local community groups to raise funds for their organisation. There will be a limited number of tables which will cost €10.00 to hire. For further information and to book a table please contact 074 9145796. It is the policy of Raphoe Family Resource not to promote or support the sale of any items or goods which are unauthorised or which breach copyright or trading standards.
7.00pm –Live music in the Diamond with local artists, Fox ‘n’ Crew Dance Showcase, Balloon Sculpting, Face-Painting, Lucky Dip and Novelty Games!!
7.30pm -5K Road Race and Fun Walk in association with Lifford A.C. The 5k is part of Donegal Co. Athletics Board’s Grand Prix event. Registration will take place in the Family Resource Centre from 6.00pm onwards. You can also register by sending us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration fee £8.00/€10.00.
Tony McDaid from the Family Resource Centre (running his first ever 5k), Jane Stowe and Ann Graham will be running to raise funds for the North West Simon Community’s Tenancy Sustainment Programme. If you would like to sponsor Tony please contact 074 91 45796. To sponsor Jane or Ann please contact 0863588642.
A number of people will be taking part in the Fun Walk, which begins as soon as the runners have set out, to raise funds for Raphoe “Meals on Wheels” so if you would like to sponsor any of these walkers please contact Rose Lynch on 0868338728 for more details.
The 5K and the Fun Walk will take a different course from last year. The starting line will be outside the Presbyterian Church Hall, Meetinghouse Street with the race proceeding down through the Diamond towards Lifford, taking in 2 laps of the “Racecourse” and finishing outside the Allied Irish Bank in the Diamond. We would ask motorists to please co-operate with stewards who will be on traffic management duties. Good Luck to all the runners and walkers!
STUDENT GRANT INFO SEMINAR Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, which is managed by the Donegal Youth Service, will hold a Student Grants Information seminar for parents and young people in Raphoe Family Resource Centre on Thursday June 21st. The seminars will have information and guidance on how to apply for third level grant assistance for young people and parents of those who recently completed their Leaving Certificate, or those who are entering the third level system as mature students. The Student Grant process has seen significant changes this year, with all new applications now having to be completed online. The grant is now administered nationally through Dublin VEC’s Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), meaning Youth Information Centres will now provide vital mentoring support at local level for those who need help in filling out the online application. The seminar gets underway at 7pm.
Antenatal Classes will continue in Raphoe Family Resource Centre on
Wednesday 13th June -Physiotherapist -2.30pm -4.30pm
Tuesday 19th June -2.30pm -4.30pm
Enquiries: Rose Lynch, Public Health Nurse, Raphoe: 074 91 45108
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.
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.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
An Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in the Highland Hotel, Glenties on Thursday 28th June from 12.00pm- 3.00pm. Music by Eamon Brogan and light refreshments will be served. It is only €5 and all proceeds are in aid of Dementia Aware Donegal. Contact Diane Donnelly on 087 2770103.
RAPHOE KURLING CLUB
Raphoe Kurling Club hosted a very enjoyable and successful social evening recently in Raphoe Presbyterian Church Hall. Representatives from Killen Women’s Group, Woman together Leckpatrick, Castlefinn Seniors, C.A.K.E. Killygordon, and Lifford 50+Tuesday joined with Raphoe for an evening of Dance, Storytelling, Poetry and Song with music by Leslie Matthews. “Mystery Guest” was a very talented young singer “Simon Peters”. Light refreshments were served. Door prize was won by Elizabeth Willkie. The event was supported by Donegal Local Development Company.
Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August 2012.
Registration for Summer Playscheme is taking place on Friday 8th June from 7.00-9.00pm and Saturday 9th June from 11.00am- 1.00pm. Fee: €15 per child.
Mixed Boxercise Fitness Class in the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Thursday
6-7pm. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups (16+). Female Instructor. Excellent all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 calories in one hr session? For more information contact 086 3238437.
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. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.
SELF MANAGEMENT COURSE
HSE are providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promote 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.
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.
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.Tags: