The weekly Raphoe community notes have just been published.
Raphoe Family Resource Centre
The Family Resource Centre is often the first point of contact in your Community when you need a little help, taking the first step is often the hardest but you will be greeted with a warm welcome, treated with respect and discretion.
Administrative service – Job information and finding employment Support
We provide computer and internet access, photocopying, CV preparation and weekly employment lists.
Studying at home? We can help with a loan of a device to support your learning. Contact us on 0749145796 / 0873641503.
Community Garda Drop-in
Raphoe Family Resource Centre, Tuesday 23rd November 2021 from 6 – 7PM.
Do you need forms/passports signed or stamped or are you simply looking for advice/information?
Just call in on the night, no appointment necessary.
Christmas Food Appeal
Supporting local families and individuals in need this Christmas as part of our ongoing food provision.
We are appealing for dry, canned, non-perishable goods or festive treats.
Donations can be left at the Family Resource Centre, St. Michaels Place, Castle Road, William Street, Raphoe.
Have a couple of hours to spare? Would like to catch up with other men for a cuppa and a chat. Why not join Raphoe Men’s shed, every Thursday at 11.30AM in the Family Resource Centre. Men of all ages are welcome! In line with government guidelines we would ask all men attending to provide Covid cert and wear a mask.
Every Thursday from 4 – 6PM in the Family Resource Centre. We are delighted to welcome new and existing members to our new Raphoe group. A safe place for LGBTI+ young people and their friends. To book contact email@example.com /Pearl Johnston 0860776813.
Raphoe Boxing club
The Raphoe Boxing Club had three boxers crowned Ulster Nine-County Champions in Derry at the weekend.
They were Rian Patton Boy 3 46KG’s, Rachael Harron Girl 1 55Kg’s and Georgiamea Doherty Girl 2 41Kg’s and Taylor Park won silver in the Boy 1 31Kg’s division. Well done team Raphoe!
Everyone at the Raphoe Club would like to extend good wishes to club coach Gary Mc Cullagh who will once again be part of team Quigley when Jason will fight for the W.B.O. Middleweights crown on November 19th in New Hampshire.
Good wishes Jason from Coach Gerard Keaveney and Peter O’ Donnell, we will see you there champ!
As a parent or guardian, parenting is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do, however the Family Resource Centre recognises at times life throws up challenges and these can be overwhelming.
Some examples of the support we can offer; making routines, establishing boundaries and dealing with challenging behaviours
The Family Resource Centre can help through listening ear, parenting programmes, one to one support, and a drop in clinic to offer support on issues that are affecting home life.
We also provide sign posting or referrals to other services. For any further information please call Laura our family support community development worker on 08733350658
If you or your family need food, the FRC distributes food on a fortnightly basis for anyone that needs that extra bit of support.
Raphoe Walking Group
Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.15am, here in the FRC. Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!
Seniors Alert Scheme
Raphoe Family Resource Centre is registered under Pobal’s Senior Alert Scheme to provide personal alarms to those over 65 years living alone for significant periods of time during the day, or is a carer to someone else in their household.
The purpose of the scheme is to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their own homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind providing them with a free personal monitored alarm which can be worn as a pendant or around their wrist like a watch.
If you feel you or someone you know would benefit from this scheme please contact us on (074) 9145796 or 0873641503 for more information or to make an application.
Helping Hands Scheme
Do you live alone or are no longer in a position, due to age or disability, to carry out odd jobs?
Raphoe Family Resource Centre, supported by DLDC Tus Scheme have a helping hands project where odd jobs can be carried out such as grass cutting, path clearing, tidy ups, painting etc.
Only outdoor work is permitted. If you would like to find out more please give us a call on 0749145796/0873641503
Christmas Lights Appeal
Calling everyone in our community and district, our schools, churches, individuals, businesses, farming community, community groups, residents groups etc. We need your help and generosity this year please.
The Christmas Lights in Raphoe were kindly funded by the Hugo Charitable Trust this past 3 years.
A sincere thank you to all concerned in the Hugo Trust for this support.
As the funding is now used up the Volt House are starting a go fund me page for donations to help with the costs of putting up, maintaining and taking down the Christmas Lights this year.
The page is up on the Volt House Facebook page. Donations may also be made in person may by calling in to Reception at the Volt House Raphoe.
All donations will be most welcome and will also be acknowledged. Reception is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 1.30pm.
Contact Gemma or Zoe on 9173966. Donation box also available at Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Thank you.