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
Chair yoga with Cathy begins Tuesday the 29th of March at 10:30am in Raphoe Family Resource Centre.
Cost €10. Contact Laura via call/text/WhatsApp 0749145796/0873350658 or email email@example.com to book your place.
This programme is part funded by Donegal ETB Community Education Programme.
Men on the Move
Want to start exercising! Want to get fitter and have more energy!
We are looking for men age 18+ to take part in a Men on the Move programme with Donegal Sports Partnership.
Two evenings per week, 1 hour each evening, 30 minutes walking followed by 30 minutes light exercise, if you would like to take part please contact Marie on 0749145796/0873641503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also require a facilitator for this programme – get in touch!
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric first aid will take place on the 15th and 22nd of March from 6PM-9:30PM. Cost is €20.00.
If interested please get in contact with Laura on 0873350658/0749145796 or email email@example.com
This programme is part funded by Donegal ETB.
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
We are hoping to run sign language in the near future, if you would be interested in taking part please get in touch! 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.
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 are 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 €235 this week’s 50/50 is Helena Prunty Convoy.
Tickets can be purchased in local shops, revolut and PayPal.
Training for underage starts back this Friday from 6.30 to 7.30.
Registration is now open and can be done through Foireann.
Registration forms are also available at clubhouse.
Check the club Facebook page for details of weekly training schedules for all teams who have returned.
#clubparishstmarysraphoeconvoydrumkeen 💚 💛
ALONE is an organisation that enables older people to age at home.
They 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.
ALONE 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.
Raphoe Boxing Club
The boxers, coaches and officials of the local boxing club would like to tender a very sincere thank you, to everyone at the local indoor football squad “The Gym Gang” on their very generous donation to the boxing club.
Their donation is greatly appreciated by all at the boxing club.
On Saturday next, middleweight boxer Bryan McNamee will box in the final of the IATBA College and University championships in Dublin, good wishes for every success goes to Bryan from all at Raphoe Boxing Club.
There was no joy for Raphoe boxers Rian Patton and Daire Feeney at the Ulster Finals last Sunday in the Clonmany C.C, both boxers lost out to very stiff opposition, as they both turned in impressive performances.
Well done boys from all at the club!
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Melanie at Raphoe FRC on 074 91 45769.