first_imgRaphoe Notes Week ending 21st March 2014St Mary’s Gaelic 4 mothers & othersIf you are 18 years and over and would like to get fit learn a new skill, have fun and meet new friends then this is for you! Commit to be fit. SPRINGBOARD BOOK A PLACE ON OUR FORTHCOMINGSPRING PROGRAMMEPARENTS PLUS PROGRAMME6-12YR OLDSSPRINGBOARD FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECT ARE RUNNING AN EIGHT WEEK PARENTS PLUS PROGRAMME –A PRACTICAL & POSITIVE GUIDE TO PARENTING CHILDRENTOPICS INCLUDEBEING A RESPONSIVE PARENT.ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING CHILDREN. PROMOTING CHILDREN’S LANGUAGE AND DEVELOPMENT.HELPING CHILDREN CONCENTRATE AND LEARNBUILDING CO- OPERATION IN YOUNG CHILDRENMANAGING TANTRUMS, MISBEHAVIOUR AND PROBLEMS This programme will commence Wednesday 30th April 2014Wednesday Mornings from 10am – 12noon programme is free of charge(Childcare & Travel can also be provided)To book a place on our programmeContact Springboard office on 074 9173918A.S.I.S.T.Raphoe Family Resource Centre is hosting the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.IS.T.) on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th July 2014 from 9.00am-4.30pm both days and we are now taking names of anyone interested in this informative training.A.S.I.S. T. is a training course developed for both members of the public and professionals, and aims to enhance people’s skills to intervene until either the immediate risk of suicide is reduced or additional support or resources can be found.The emphasis of the two-day workshop, which is free, is on suicide first aid, on helping a person at risk to stay safe and seek further help. To book a place please contact us on 074 9145796/087 3641503 or email [email protected] in 2 u CampaignDoes your boyfriend get jealous when you spend time with your friends?Does he always phone or text when you’re out without him?Do you avoid disagreeing with him in case he loses his temper?If you have answered yes to any of the above, please think about taking a Relationship Health check at 2in2u.ieBECAUSE IF SOMETHING FEELS WRONG, IT PROBABLY IS.And remember, if anything about your relationship ever makes you feel anxious or worried, please call the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline on 1800 341 900, 10am-10pm, 7 days a week.Something Special Group Tractor RunA tractor run will be held on Saturday the 19th April in aid of the “Raphoe Something Special Group which supports the needs of parent Guardians of children with delayed communications/Autism spectrum disorders & physical disabilities. Forming up in the Royal School car park across from the mart in Raphoe, moving off around 11am, registration in the car park on the morning, route will be local area, all are welcome.RAPHOE 5KRaphoe 5k in association with Lifford Athletic Club will take place on Tuesday evening 15th July so don’t forget to pencil in the date! The race, which is now into its 4th year, and which is part of Donegal Co. Athletics Board’s Grand Prix Series has been incredibly successful thanks to the large number of entrants not only from the Raphoe area but from the surrounding towns of Lifford, Convoy, Castlefin, St.Johnston, Aghyaran as well as runners from Ballybofey, Letterkenny, Strabane and Derry.Brendan O’Donnell, Lifford Athletic Club has been of tremendous support to the Family Resource Centre in the organising and running of this fundraising event and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Brendan for that support.LAGAN PRIMARY CARE TEAMYouth Conference on Young People’s Health & Well-beingWould you like the opportunity to take part in an exciting programme aimed at 16-22 year olds?Be part of a local initiative to help identify the issues that have an impact on mental health in young people aged between 16-22. The programme will consist of workshops followed by a half day conference, meal and night of music in The Inishowen Gateway Hotel Buncrana on Friday 23rd may 2014.For further information contact Deborah at St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre 074 9148551 or Melanie at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10.30am –12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ childminder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.HEALTHY WALKSIf you are in and around Raphoe and would like to keep fit, join us on our Healthy walk every Thursday morning at 10.30 a.m. The group meets in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome.BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS:Do you know that Raphoe Family Resource Centre is available for children’s birthday parties and special occasions? To find out more please contact the Centre on 074 9145796.WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list through e-mail or print-out please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.Raphoe Tidy Towns Community Appeal 2014Raphoe will be entered in this years National Tidy Towns Competition therefore the Tidy Towns wish to request your help again please for this year. You can help our town by improvements with the following please before the end of May 2014.Painting your PropertyCleaning up and painting derelict buildingsTidying up your GardensCleaning of boundary walls/cutting hedgesRemoval of WeedsRemoval of GraffitiPutting out window boxes or hanging baskets in May/early JuneKeeping your property litter free.RecyclingIf out walking your dog/s please clean up your dogs dirt and dispose of in the proper manner.Last year the Town got very good comments and won a second Silver Medal which was a great result for all concerned. If you can help us this year again we will be delighted. We wish to take this opportunity on behalf of all in Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd, to thank you for all your help kindness and support over past years. Judging this year will be as usual sometime in June, July or early August. Further information from the Tidy Towns office on 9145692. Thank You.COUNSELLING SERVICE:The service which is free and confidential is by appointment only by telephoning 086 3601718.Little Explorers Parent & Toddler GroupParent and Toddler Group is an activity which allows Parents / guardians to attend a session which looks at different activities to promote learning and fun for children aged 0-4 years. Children will avail of a variety of activities which support their physical, social and emotional development as well as promoting their language development.Parent and Toddler also give parent / guardians the opportunity to socialize and meet up in a warm caring stimulating environment. The activities on offer at Little Explorers are: Arts & Crafts, Physical Play, Circle and Rhyme Time & Information sessions for parents. Parents are provided with a healthy snack!!!! The Parent and toddler session runs every Tuesday morning from 11.00am – 12.30pm. Why not come along and have some fun!!!Holistic Healing Centre Open DayHolistic Healing centre are having an open day on Saturday 5th April 2-5pm all free!! The healing centre invites you to sample our therapies. Scheduled demonstrations with a volunteer on the day as follows.2.30-2.30pm Indian head massage2.30-3pm aromatherapy demonstration3pm-3.30pm I.E.T demonstration3.30-4pm reflexology demonstration4.30-5pm guided meditation and the art of silence.Also get to meet our guest therapists on the day.www.holistichaven.com (phone Edna on 0876267867)email: [email protected] Health EveningOn Tuesday 25th March in C.A.K.E, Oaktree Business Park, Killygordon, Co. Donegal from 7-9pm. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks available. Plus information from Dr Aidan McMenamin, Milbrae, Stranorlar.For more info and/ or to register please contact Tyrone-derry & Donegal Action on 074 9173747 or email [email protected] – Reminder – Saint Eunan’s N.S Raphoe.Parents who intend Enrolling their children in Saint Eunan’s for September 2014 are reminded to do so as early as possible. Enrolment forms are available in the school office. Tel: 074 9145764Raphoe Boxing ClubCongratulations goes to the clubs light weight king pin Denis Lafferty from Ballindrait who reached the finals of the national College’s Championships in the Stadium Dublin and Denis turned in an excellent performance only to lose out on a split points decision by Sean Benson Tralee I.T Well done Denis for all at the Raphoe club.Everything is in place for the club’s annual boxing show piece on Saturday night next in the C.P.I Centre Castlefinn and club coach and matchmaker Gary McCullagh has secured 14 quality contests that will feature Ulster & Irish Championships and a very special thanks goes to our main sponsor Mike Kelly(Sheercloon Developments) and to Michael Carlin and all his hard working and friendly staff at the C.P.I Centre Castlefinn for their hospitality.A very sincere thanks goes to Councilor Frank McBrearty for all his excellent work he is doing for the local boxing club. Thank you Frank it is greatly appreciated.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to [email protected] every Thursday to meet the print deadline.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:Community newsnewsRaphoelast_img read more