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:-
11.00am-12.30pm –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.
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!
Shop Window Treasure Hunt:
Throughout the day of 26th June individuals and families can take part on foot in a shop window treasure hunt where all of the clues and be found in local shop windows. If you would like to take part just call into the Family Resource Centre at any time on the 26th June (closing time for entries is 8.00pm)
The Afterschool programme, including the Youth Café has now closed for the summer and will resume again in early September. We look forward to seeing the young people during the summer project. (Please see registration details below)
Raphoe Integrated Summer Project:
Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project are currently putting the final touches to their 2012 Summer Programme. The Summer Programme will take place from 16th July – 27th July. Registration will take place on Tuesday the 3rd July at 11am in Springboard Family Support Project and at 6pm in the Family Resource Centre. The cost for the Summer Programme is €5 for 1 child, €8.00 for 2 children and €10 for three children or more. PLEASE NOTE: LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE. PARENTS CAN ONLY REGISTER THEIR OWN CHILD/ CHILDREN.
Now that the afterschool programme has finished for the summer, the Family Resource Centre would like to thank Melissa Laird for all of her help and support over the past few months. Melissa has kindly agreed to make herself available for the summer project.
Congratulations to Claire and Frank Laird, Raphoe who celebrated their 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary this week, from all your family and friends.
The new running group is continuing 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.
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.
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.
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.
RAPHOE BOXING CLUB
Congratulations from Raphoe Boxing Club to Peter O’ Donnell on his selection to be manager of an Irish Team that is heading to Russia on the 5th July for sixteen days. Peter has been a great servant to Raphoe Boxing Club and to Donegal Boxing and National boxing in the past thirty years. His hard work has been acknowledged by the Irish Amateur Boxing Association for his dedication to the sport. Raphoe Boxing Club wishes Peter well on his travels.
The 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 along.
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.