This week’s Raphoe Community Notes have just been published.
Raphoe FRC Website
Check out our new website www.raphoefrc.ie for all the supports and service available within the Family Resource Centre.
Teen Photography Class
Teen photography class starts Tuesday 15th March from 6.30PM – 7.30PM at the Family Resource Centre.
Suitable for 1st year and up. Enjoy the art of photography through demos, printouts and fun filled activities.
Learn about Exposure: ISO shutter speed/aperture, basic camera settings, Composition, lighting/posing & careers in photography.
Participants do not need to bring a camera but they can if they want too!
Places are free but limited to book your place contact Marie via text/call/WhatsApp on 0749145796/0873641503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric first aid will take place on the 15th and 22nd of March from 6PM-9:30PM. Cost is €20.00.
This programme is part funded by Donegal ETB. If interested please get in contact with Laura on 083350658/049145796 or email email@example.com
SafeTALK training is a 3hr workshop that prepares individuals to recognise and engage with people who may be having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them to suicide first aid resource.
SafeTALK training will be in the Suile Hall, The Diamond, Raphoe on Tuesday the 10th of May from 7pm-10pm.
If you would like to book a place please give us a call on 0873641503/0749145796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming Soon – Sign Language & Chair yoga
We are hoping to run sign language & chair yoga in the near future, if you would be interested in taking part please get in touch on 0749145796/0873641503.
More details to follow soon!
We are looking to add to our list of programme facilitators particularly for children and young people in areas such as music, yoga, crafts and messy play.
Please get in touch via email email@example.com or WhatsApp!
Mindful Meditation with Owen Donnelly
Delighted to say Owen Donnelly continues with his Mindful Meditation Class on Monday nights at 6pm via Zoom.
Mindfulness is one strategy that can reduce stress and anxiety.
Mindfulness is a way of being. Practicing mindfulness means paying attention to what’s happening in the moment and accepting those experiences and feelings without judgement.
Why not give it a try from the comfort of your own home. To take part contact Laura by phone or Whatsapp on 074 9145796 or 0873350658.
Self-Care & Relaxation Course – delivered by Julie Voss
New Self-care workshop with the very own ‘Gentle Self Donegal’ beginning March 2022 for 4 weeks.
This programme is face to face and will cover:
- What self-care is?
- Why self-care is important
- Practical ways to incorporate self-care into our everyday lives.
Learn about self-care through practical ideas, relaxation techniques, simple breathing activities, mini self-care treatments, self-kindness, self-compassion and looking at the 5 elements of self-care.
Places are free but limited, contact Laura on 0749145796/0873350658 (call, text, WhatsApp or Facebook)
Community Garda Drop in clinic
The community Garda Drop in clinic taking place in the Family Resource Centre on Tuesday the 22nd of March from 6pm to 7pm.
If you need forms/passports signed/stamped or information and guidance feel free to call in. No appointment needed.
Starting back Thursday 3rd February 2022 from 4 – 6PM in the Family Resource Centre and every second Thursday night thereafter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org /Pearl Johnston 0860776813
Little Smiles with Big Dreams Baby & Toddler Group
Baby and toddlers is now back running every Wednesday morning in the Suile Hall from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Light snacks will be provided for the kids and a cup of tea for the adults.
Cost is €2 per family. There are no space restrictions in place. Everyone is welcome,
St Marys GAA
Winner of 50/50 grand prize of €240 was Reece Gallagher grandson of Isobel O’Donnell Convoy
Registration fees are now due. Details on fb page or contact Sinead 0852811351.
Training has resumed for some teams – Details on Fb page.
Safeguarding training will take place this Friday from 7:30mp to 10:30pm at the clubhouse.
Congratulations to Shelly Twohig and Codie Walsh who were part of the Donegal ladies team who defeated Westmeath at the weekend .Codie is also part of the Minor squad. Keep up the good work.
ALONE is an organisation that enables older people to age at home.
I recruit, train and support Volunteers for our Telephone Support and the Visitation and Befriending Service, which is where a volunteer gives an hour a week of their time to provide companionship to an Older Person either in person, or over the phone.
We currently have many older people across Donegal in need of our services.
Would you be willing to provide companionship or be able to make calls to Older People once a week?
ALONE are seeking volunteers all over Donegal.
Full training and support provided. For more information, please contact Catherine on 086 0753868 or at email@example.com
If interested, please sign up on our website: https://alone.ie/volunteers/
Raphoe Boxing Club
Yes, it’s once again flat to the mat for the local boxing club with five boxers entered for the N.W. Zones championships that were held in the Oakleaf Club rooms in Derry at the weekend.
Daire Feeney and Ciaran Crawford are both through to the Ulster Finals by means of walk-over.
Rain Patton also goes forward to the Ulster Finals after a very impressive win over John Stokes in the N.W. Zones finals.
There was no joy for Ryley Doherty or Aaron Mc Daid as both lost out to very stiff opposition.
Club boxers and LYIT students Leah Gallen and Bryan Mc Namee are both entered for the IATBA colleges and universities championships that get underway in the National Stadium Dublin on the 26th – 27th and the 4th, 5th and 6th of March.
Raphoe Walking Group
Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am, here in the FRC.
Come along and join the group for a walk and a cuppa!!
Raphoe women’s Group
Raphoe women’s Group meeting on the 28th February at 8PM and every second Monday night thereafter, If you would like to join us for a chat please contact Laura on 0873350658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
CE Youth Support Worker Position
CE Youth Support Worker position has become available at Raphoe Family Resource Centre.
General eligibility is 21 years old and 1 year unemployed.
Applicants must be eligible – contact your local Intreo office to confirm.
For more information, or to apply please contact CE Supervisor Lee Stephenson on 074 91 29630 or by email email@example.com or Melanie at Raphoe FRC on 074 91 45769.