first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:Raphoe Family Resource Centre: Wellness WorkshopFollowing on from the recent successful Stress Control Classes in the autumn the Family Resource Centre and SOS in partnership with Connect Mental Health is delighted to be hosting a Wellness Workshop on Thursday 10th March 2016 from 9.30am-4.30pm in the Volt House Hall, The Diamond, Raphoe. Suicide or Survive is committed to running Wellness Workshops in every community in Ireland. These workshops aim to help you understand and take responsibility for your own mental health and are funded through The National Office of Suicide Prevention, The Iris O’Brien Foundation and SOS fundraisers. The workshop can be of benefit to anyone who is interested in looking after their mental health and wellness. The workshop which is informal and relaxed is facilitated by people with both lived-life experience of mental health difficulties, and experience of working in the area of mental health. They combine personal testimony with practical tools and tips that you can use in everyday life to improve your own wellbeing. Throughout the day the workshop will look at topics such as relaxation, mindfulness, stress management, our thinking process and how to develop a wellness toolkit and daily wellness plan. A full comprehensive workbook to support you in maintaining your daily wellness plan accompanies the workshop. Early booking is advisable. Contact Jacqui or Lisa by telephoning Lo Call 1890577577. A light lunch will be available.Valentines Pamper HamperTickets now on sale at the Post Office in Centra for a Valentines Hamper packed full of gorgeous goodies!!  Many thanks to Mc Carron’s Butchers, Friel’s Hotel and Raphoe Pharmacy who kindly donated to the hamper.  Please pop in a buy a line!! Women’s GroupThe next two meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will be 8th February and the 22nd February 2016.  The Women’s Group has been together for many years.  We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year.  If you would like to be a part of this group, don’t hesitate to come along.Raphoe Something Special GroupThe Something Special Support Group’s next meeting is taking place on Tuesday 9th February 2016.  The Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm.  If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group. New members are always welcome.  If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.50-50 Bonus BallFollowing on from the success of last year’s weekly ‘100 Club’ Private Member’s Draw the Family Resource Centre is now introducing its weekly 50-50 Bonus Ball Fundraising Draw. There will be 47 numbers for sale each week keenly priced at €1.00 each. The winning number will be the Bonus Ball drawn in the National Lottery Draw every Saturday. Half of monies collected each week will be paid out to the winner, i.e. if we sell all 47 numbers the lucky winner will receive €23.50, if we sell 30 numbers the winner will receive €15. If the Bonus Ball number is not sold in any particular week, the money will roll over to the following week. We look forward to the community’s support for this fundraiser. The first draw will be held leading up to the National Lottery Draw of Saturday 30th January 2016. To enter the Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday 30th January and before Saturday of each week thereafter. 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. We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Friday Club based in The Volt House for all its excellent work with this Scheme going back many years.Raphoe Boxing ClubEveryone at Raphoe Boxing Club would like to express a sincere thanks to Mike Kelly (Scaffolding & Construction) who will be the major sponsor for the Raphoe clubs 28th annual boxing tournament to be staged in the Lifford Community Centre on Saturday 19th March.  More details of this bumper tournament will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.The Raphoe boxing club have two boxers through to the finals of the Ulster 9 County Championships in the Halfway House, Burnfoot on Sunday next.  Liam Crawford will face Derry boxer Cian Duddy, St. Joseph’s in his 44kgs final and Liam McMonagle, who had two very impressive wins in his quarter and semifinal bouts will face Corey McLaughlin, Errigal B.C, Co. Derry.  Liam Crawford has been selected to represent Ulster V’s Wales and everyone at the Raphoe club extend best wishes for every successSlimming World RaphoeDo you want to live happy and feel great? Find out how at Raphoe Slimming World. Come join our warm and friendly group every Tuesday night in the Cathedral Hall at 7.00pm. Make 2016 your year to live happy, get healthy and feel great. Contact Geraldine on 086-3348048.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 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 NEWS: RAPHOE BOXING CLUB THANK MIKE KELLY FOR SPONSORING TOURNAMENT was last modified: January 29th, 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:Boxing ClubCommunityFeaturesnewsRaphoeTownlast_img

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