RAPHOE LOCAL NOTES
Week ending Friday 3rd August 2012
WELL DONE CHLOE!
The Family Resource Centre would like to congratulate Chloe Magee on her tremendous achievements in the Badminton Women’s Singles Competition in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Following on from her marvellous first game win, a game lasting only 28 minutes, against Hadia Hosny of Egypt Chloe faced stiff opposition against French opponent Pi Hongyan, a former world number 2 and a quarter finalist in the 2008 games held in Beijing in China.
A Letterkenny businessman was visiting the Family Resource Centre on the day Chloe was playing against Pi and remarked that the people of Raphoe must be really proud that a young woman from the town, a small town, was competing in the Olympic Games. That really put it in perspective and maximizes Chloe’s achievement in qualifying for not one but for two successive Olympic Games. Indeed Chloe holds the honour of being the first ever Irish woman to win a badminton match at an Olympics.
Chloe, you have done Raphoe proud, Donegal proud and Ireland proud. Congratulations and well done!
GET WELL WISHES
The Family Resource Centre would like to extend get well wishes to our Youth Worker, Robert Porter following his recent illness and we look forward to Robert being back with us again in the not too distant future. Take it easy and get well soon Robert -we miss ya!
The Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 3 hour refresher workshop for those who previously participated in Asist training within the past 18 –24 months.
The workshop will be held on Thursday 4th October from 7–10pm. Tea/coffee available. To book a place please contact 074 9145796
HEALTHY WALKS Following the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm.
ARE YOU A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WITH DELAYED COMMUNICATION OR LEARNING SKILLS?
Raphoe Family Resource Centre are providing the opportunity for local parents or guardians of pre-school children to spend a Thursday morning from 10.30am -12 noon participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Siblings welcome.
If you would like further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796
The 2 week fun packed summer project hosted jointly by the Family Resource Centre and Springboard came to an end on Friday 27th July. Nearly 200 young people from pre-school age to 17 years of age participated in activities during the 2 weeks. Activities included magic shows, teddy bear’s picnic, and visits to
Barron Top and Lurgybrack Farms, sports day, arts & crafts, cinema days, trips to Bananas in Derry, It’s a Knockout!, nature walk in Gortin Glen, swimming, hockey and nightlining.
Well done to the hard working staff members of the Family Resource Centre and Springboard for organizing and facilitating such a comprehensive programme of activities. Once again, without the support of dedicated volunteers the summer project would not have been the success it was and thanks go to Melissa Laird, Diane Hetherington, Laura Mc Brearty, Emer Martin, Naomi Crawford, and Edel Gibson for giving so much of their time. Sincere thanks also to, Raphoe Hockey Club, St. Eunan’s Terrace, Resident’s Association, Donegal Co. Council, Deele College and Gerard Crawford, and Austin and Bernie Kilpatrick for their support and generosity.
Every year since the Family Resource Centre and Springboard have hosted the summer project funding has been secured from Mr Ronnie Halliday, School Completion Programme Co-ordinator and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Ronnie for his continuing and consistent support for the past 10 years. We know that there are many demands on the budget Ronnie administers, and increasingly so now in the current climate, but he never fails to allocate a generous amount to Raphoe and we are indebted to him for that.
Thanks to all the young people who take part in the summer project-they are excellent ambassadors for their community when they are away on the various trips. We hope to see most of them again when the afterschool programme and youth café recommence in September.
The Raphoe Boxing club will re-open after the summer break on Wednesday 8th August and training sessions will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6pm- 8pm and all new and former members are very welcome to attend.
The Raphoe club built a new extension during the summer break that consists of new dressing rooms with toilets and showers and very special thanks goes to contractor Mike Kelly (Shercloon Developments), to local architect and planner Paul Quinn, Tullyvinney and to the business people and general public for their continued financial support at all fundraising events as your support is greatly appreciated.
The new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the 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.
RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOE
Donegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at email@example.com or to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com every Thursday to meet the print deadline.