Raphoe Family Resource Centre:
New! Boys Club for 5th & 6th Classes starting soon on Tuesdays from 5.15-6.15pm with a 8-week personal and social development programme.
Experience and enjoy new things; develop interests; build confidence; develop relationships; develop social skills; explore values and beliefs; tackle bullying; team building. Activities will include-team games, alternative games (uni-hoc, dodge-ball, table-tennis and pool), cooking and baking, computers and arts & crafts. On completion of the 8-week programme there will be an outing decided by the group.
There will be a €5 registration fee.
New! Girls Club for 5th & 6th Classes starting soon on Wednesdays from 5.15-6.15pm with an 8-week personal and social development programme. Experience and enjoy new things; develop interests; build confidence; develop relationships; develop social skills; explore values and beliefs; tackle bullying; team building. Activities will include-team games, alternative games (uni-hoc, dodge-ball, table-tennis and pool), cooking and baking, computers and arts & crafts. On completion of the 8-week programme there will be an outing decided by the group. There will be a €5 registration fee.
There are a number of changes to the Wednesday night Youth Café for 1st -5th Year Secondary School Students. There will now be a €5.00 registration fee with competitions such as Fifa, Darts, Pool, Table-tennis, and Arts & Crafts, Cooking and Baking. We are also looking to organise a summer outing. The Youth Café runs from 7.00-9.00pm each Wednesday night during school term.
Summer Project 2015
The joint summer project between Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project will take place from Tuesday 14th –Friday 24th July inclusive. Registration will take place on Tuesday 7th July at 11.00am in Springboard and at 6.00pm in the Family Resource Centre. Cost €5.00 per individual child, €8.00 for 2 children and €10.00 for 3 or more. Make sure to pin those dates on your ridge!
“100 Club” Weekly Private Members Draw
Congratulations to Week 4 Winners:
1st Prize €50-Don Brennan
2nd Prize €30-James Tinney
3rd Prize €20-Liza Harkin
The Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw; your support is greatly appreciated. You could be one of the lucky winners next week!
LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMS
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.
Raphoe Walking Group
The Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.
The next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 27th April at 8.00pm.
Primary Course in Food Safety
The Family Resource Centre is proposing to run the 8 hour training programme Primary Course in Food Safety. The aim of the course is provide food workers with adequate training in the basic principles of food safety. The course is suitable for anyone who prepares or handles food in any environment including the home. There will be 4×2 hour sessions to include the following topics; Introduction to Food Safety, Microbiological Hazards, Food Contamination, HACCP from Food Delivery to Storage, HACCP from Food Preparation to Cooking Service and Service, Personal Hygiene, Food Premises and Equipment, Pest Control, Cleaning and Disinfection, and Food Safety Law and Enforcement. The course, which is accredited will be facilitated by Donna Quinn who is a member of the Environmental Health Officers’ Association. If interested or for further information please contact Laura on 074-9145796 or 087-3641503.
Countdown to Raphoe 5K!
Donegal Athletics Board recently launched its annual Grand Prix Series of races for 2015 and Raphoe Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce that its 5k is included this year again and will be held on Tuesday 7th July commencing at 7.30pm. This very well supported race in Raphoe in association with Lifford AC is now into its 5th consecutive year and to celebrate the occasion there will be a reduced entry fee this year of €7.00 per individual; €20.00 for a family of 3 or more. We look forward to the continued support of the local Athletic Clubs and Running Groups. With 12 weeks to the event there is plenty of opportunity to get into training and for those of you who have never run before to join one of the many local ‘Couch to 5k’ groups in the area so get running!
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
The Family Resource will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday 7th May on recognising and understanding self-harming. The workshop will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. To book a place please contact Laura on 074 9145796/087 3641503.
Young Carers Group
Are you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.
Raphoe Friday Seniors Club:
The Club meets every Friday in the VoltHouse Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.
Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Appeal 2015.
The Application for the town has now arrived and will be sent off before the end of May this year. Judging will be during the months of June, July and August. Thank you to everyone in our community for your great support over the years. Last year our town received a third Silver Medal Award which is an excellent achievement. We need the help of our entire community this year again. You can help by tidying your gardens, your houses, properties, painting, weeding, keeping your area litter free, putting out window boxes or hanging baskets. If you are the owner of a derelict property please help the town by tidying up before the end of May. Remember our deadline is the end of May as judging commences in June. Your help is needed and appreciated very much. Financial donations or donations of Paint, Shrubs or Flowers for this year would also be very helpful. For further information please contact The Tidy Towns office on 9145692. Thank You.
Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Employment Project Vacancies
There will be a number of vacancies with the Tidy Towns C.E project commencing in October. Department of Social Protection eligibility criteria for community employment will apply for all posts. For an application form to work on the Tidy Towns Project please call into the Tidy Towns Office or telephone the office on 9145692 or the Supervisor on 0879473527.
Free House Insulation available under the SEAI
Warmer Homes Scheme. If you own your own house and received the winter fuel allowance or if you are on job seekers allowance for over 6 months and have children under 7 years, you may be eligible for free attic and cavity house insulation. For more information contact Terence on (086) 3192721.
St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following posts, which are supported by the Department of Social Protection:
1 Youth Worker, 1 Environmental Worker
All jobs are part-time and are based in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Workers are free to work in other places while on CE. Free training is available within budgets. Job Descriptions and Application forms available from: St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551. Closing Date: Fri 24th April 2015
Fibromyalgia Coffee Day & Book Sale
Will be held on Friday 1st May from 11.00am-3.00pm in Convoy Enterprise Centre. Everyone welcome. For people living with Fibromyalgia we aim to hold monthly meetings in Donegal to offer an understanding ear, a bit of a laugh and support. For further information please contact Jude on 086-3945008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifford Youthreach is an education and training centre for young people who have left school, without Junior or Leaving Certificate.
We cater for young people between the ages of 16-20 years. We provide a range of subjects and qualifications for learners to ensure they leave the programme with the skills and abilities necessary to enter the world of work, or go on to further education. Young people who attend the programme receive a weekly allowance, which is dependent on their attendance. Young people are given the opportunity to try out new skills and subjects which will help them develop a sense of what it is they want to achieve in life, in relation to their career and education choices. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the programme please contact the centre on 0749142114 or email email@example.com
How do you want to look and feel this summer? Join us every Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt House Hall, Raphoe where our warm and friendly Slimming World group will help you feel and look fantastic this summer. If you would like to know more contact Geraldine on 086 3348048.
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