Raphoe Family Resource Centre:
The Family Resource Centre would like to extend its deepest sympathy to staff member Damien Curran on the recent sad passing of his nephew Jordan. Our condolences also to the extended Curran and Mitchell family circles.
As people are aware Tony, our Coordinator is embarking on a 388km/242miles sponsored walk to raise funds for the Family Resource Centre. The walk from 4th-15th May will take him around the nine Family Resource Centres in Donegal. In preparation for the walk which is close to 10 marathons in 12 days Tony has already covered 395km/245miles in 76 hours of walking and for the calorie counters out there he has burned off 20,000 calories losing 18lbs in weight in the process! If you would like to sponsor Tony please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796/087-3641503 or log onto www.JustGiving.com and search for Raphoe FRC and follow the steps to donate. The Family Resource Centre would like to sincerely thank those individuals and businesses who have already sponsored Tony or have made pledges. Your kind and generous support is greatly appreciated.
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The Family Resource Centre will this year again host ASIST training on Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th May. ASIST is suitable for all kinds of caregivers-volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers and professionals. The 2-day workshop trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. It provides opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. This is an updated ASIST and those who have completed the training 2 or more years ago are encouraged to attend again. Contact the Family Resource Centre on 074-9145796 or 087-3641503 to book a place or Sarah Meehan, ASIST Coordinator for Donegal on 071-9852000/086-0421040 or email@example.com
Drop-in Tuesdays will commence in the Family Resource Centre in the Volt House on Tuesday 5th April 2016 from 10.30-11.30am. The Drop-in provides the opportunity for members of the community to call in for a cup of tea and a chat. Local and daily papers will be available so you can catch up on local, national and international news. The Drop-in is free so why not come along and join us?
50-50 Bonus Ball
The winner of our weekly 50 / 50 Bonus ball was Catherine Toner, winning number 6.
To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!
Seniors Alert Scheme
The objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.
Funding is available under the scheme towards the purchase of equipment by a registered organisation i.e. personal alarm and/or pendant. The associated monitoring and service charges must be paid by the participant.
A person will be eligible if he or she is:
· Aged 65 years or older; and
· Of limited means or resources; and
· Living alone, living with another person who meets the eligibility criteria; and
· Resides within geographical area of the relevant registered organisation; and
· Able to benefit from the equipment supplied; and
· Are prepared to maintain contact with the registered organisation.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre has now taken over the administration of the Scheme. Therefore, if you or anyone you know are eligible for the scheme please do not hesitate to contact Laura at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074)9145796 or 0873641503 or alternatively call into our office located on the second floor of The Volt House, Raphoe.
Whitecross Vintage Association – Ferguson World Record Re-Match 2016
Whitecross Vintage Association will hold the Ferguson World Re-Match in Carrigans, Co. Donegal from the 16th – 18th September 2016 on lands kindly made available by the Mc Erlean Family.
The Ferguson World Re-Match has 3 record Targets
1. To beat the 2014 record set at 726 tractors
2. To have the World’s largest Massy Ferguson Logo made with Ferguson tractors
3. To achieve the most number of Ferguson 135 tractors working at one time in one field.
Proceeds from the event will be shared by the following charities: Sean O’Hare Unit, Stroke & Medical Rehab Unit, Donegal Hospice, Ballytrim House, Raphoe, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Alzheimer’s Association, Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Foyle Hospice.
In this the 70th Anniversary of the TE20 Ferguson we are delighted to welcome Harry Ferguson’s Granddaughter, also in attendance will be the Harry Ferguson Memorial Band. Demonstrations will include motor accident rescue methods by a fire service, farm machinery safety and other services of interest.
The event will be covered by TV, press coverage and event DVD sales. Social events are planned for Friday Saturday and Sunday nights. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of Annual General Meeting of Donegal Youth Service 2016
Donegal Youth Service is holding an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at 7.30pm in the main DYS office at 16-18 Port Rd, Letterkenny (the Old Cinema building). Information on nomination to the Board of Directors is available by telephoning Lorraine Thompson Regional Director on 0749129630. All welcome to attend.
Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to email@example.com or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, The Volt House. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.