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first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:Raphoe Family Resource Centre: International Women’s DayThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who contributed to or attended our International Women’s Day celebration on Tuesday 8th March in The Volt House Hall. Participating organisations included Raphoe FRC, Raphoe Community in Action, Raphoe Tidy Towns CE Project, Donegal ETB, The Friday Club, The Tuesday Ladies, Raphoe Art Group and The Diamond Writers who kindly entertained us with a selection of their short stories-funny and sad. We wish them well on the forthcoming launch of their second collection of stories and writings. Thanks to the Diamond Writers for donating 2 copies of their first book and to Mary Mc Granaghan for donating the beautiful spring flowers arrangement for the impromptu quiz. A coffee morning was also held on the day with the following amount raised for the Marie Keating Foundation-€270.92 and £2.01. Thanks to all who donated. A very special thank you to all those who baked or donated foodstuff particularly Harriet Kilpatrick, Jacqueline Gallagher, Jacqui Kilpatrick, Patricia Tinney and Marie Porter.Wellness WorkshopThe Wellness Workshop held on Thursday 10th March facilitated by S.O.S. in collaboration with the Family Resource Centre was a tremendous success with 45 participants in attendance. We hope that you all gained sufficient advice and support on taking responsibility for your own emotional health. We would like to thank the two S.O.S. facilitators Caroline and Robert for delivering such an informative workshop. Sincere thanks to Racheal and Pearl O’Donnell for the lovely scones, Marie Porter for the delicious soup, Jacqueline Gallagher, Patricia Tinney and Melanie Sweeney for the tasty sandwiches, and to Patricia Porter for all her help on the day. Date for your diaryThe Family Resource Centre will this year again host ASIST training on Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th May. 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 protected] TuesdaysDrop-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 BallThe winner of our weekly 50 / 50 Bonus ball was Peter Mc Clintock, winning number 47. 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 SchemeThe 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.Raphoe Boxing ClubThe boxers and officials at the Raphoe Boxing Club would like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone at Raphoe Road Runners for their generous donation from their very successful New Year’s Day 5K. It is greatly appreciated by all at the Boxing Club.Congratulations to local girl Aoife McGinley who represented the Clanree Hotel in this year’s Donegal Rose Selection.  Well done from all at the boxing club.On Saturday last Raphoe boxers Liam Crawford and Tom Doherty were part of the Co. Donegal team that travelled to Ennis in Co. Clare to box at a major inter-county tournament in the Ennis Community Centre.  Liam Crawford turned in a veteran’s display of ring craft when he outpointed Clare’s Lee Lyons.  Tom Doherty gave a good display of guts and courage only to lose out to Adam Grant.  The team result was Donegal 6 bouts, Co. Clare 6 bouts.On Sunday next Liam Crawford and Liam McMonagle will compete in the N.W. Zones Championships in Clonmany C.C.   The winners here will go on to the Ulster Finals on Sunday 13th March in Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.Raphoe Badminton ClubRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament continues in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 11th March. For further details contact Joe Magee on 074-9145451 (after 7pm), Sammy Magee on 074-9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.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 protected] 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.COMMUNITY: RAPHOE LAUNCH SENIOR ALERT SCHEME was last modified: March 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CommunityFeaturesnewslast_img

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