first_imgRaphoe Family Resource Centre:AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME:Tuesday; 3-4pm 3rd & 4th Classes Homework Support; 4-5pm 5th & 6th Classes Drop-in;Wednesday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time;3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support;Thursday; 2-3pm Junior & Senior Infants Play time; 3-4pm 1st & 2nd Classes Homework Support.Parents/guardians of 5th & 6th Class children please note that Tuesday from 4-5pm is now drop-in with activities such as pool, table-tennis etc. Thank you for your continuing support and cooperation.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/ child-minder 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.RAPHOE WALKING GROUP Wanting to become fit or fitter in 2015? Don’t’ like to walk alone? Joining Raphoe Walking group could be the answer! The Walking group meet every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.WOMEN’S GROUPThe Women’s group meet on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm. Dates for February are as follows – Monday 9th February and Monday 23rd. The Women’s group have 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 The Something Special Support group’s next meeting is taking place on Tuesday 10th February 2015. The group meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you are apparent/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. Date for your diary – On the 10th March, an Autism therapist will be coming to talk to the group.If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.YOUTH DEVELOPMENT WORKER INTERNSHIP:Applications are now being invited for Youth Development Worker Internship with the Family Resource Centre. The Internship will be of 30 hours duration per week for a period of 9 months. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of youth work and youth work practice to include enhancing the personal, social and educational development of children and young people; mentoring and supporting young people; recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. The Youth Development Worker will have good organisational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to work on own initiative or part of a team, be reliable and responsible, empathetic, non-judgemental, warm and friendly and be willing to work unsocial hours if required. An application form can be downloaded from and please note that only eligible jobseekers can apply for the Internship.DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:The Family Resource will be hosting a one-day workshop on Thursday 7th May on recognising and understanding self-harming. The workshop will run from 9.30am-4.30pm. To book a place please contact Laura on 074 9145796/087 3641503.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.VALENTINES NIGHT COME DINE WITH ME FUNDRAISERRAPHOE TOWN FC SEEKING HOSTS TO HOLD A NIGHTS FUN FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND RAISE SOME MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR OUR NEW PITCH.If you’re already a fan of the show, you know the drill. But for those of you who don’t know what we’re talking about, the idea is simple: Just invite a few of your family or friends over for a dinner, asking each friend for a donation, enjoy a nice meal with excellent company, and raising money for Raphoe Town FC. You DO NOT have to organise any entertainment we have already done all that for you.Following your dinner party we have organised a Valentines Disco in Friels of Raphoe free of charge to all hosts and guests of your dinner party.You want to be a host so what do you do next?1. Pick a group of friends who you think would be interested and fun company give them a call and invite them over for some food.2. Call us immediately to let us know you are interested and we will provide you with passes for the Valentine Disco for you and your guests.3. Remember to let them know that all it’s all for a great causeIf you would like to be a host on the night or you would like to seek more information, Please contact: Shane on 0872143230 or Theresa 0879354016LIFFORD YOUTHREACHAre you currently out of school or education, or thinking about leaving school?Would you like to get your education back on track and gain some valuable skills and qualifications?Lifford Youthreach may be the answer…..Lifford Youthreach is an education centre that engages with early schools leavers, or young people who may be at risk of not completing their Junior Cert, Leaving Cert or Leaving Cert Applied. Youthreach is a full time programme. We operate 9 – 4 Monday to Thursday and 9 – 1 on Fridays. Young people receive an allowance for attending the programme depending on their age.SLIMMING WORLDDo you want to achieve your weight loss dreams in 2015. Well now you can with our new Streamlined Extra Easy Plan, even easier than before. And power up your weight loss with our new weight loss boosting eating plan. If you would like to know more, come along to one of our warm and friendly groupsEvery Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt hall RaphoeOr contact Geraldine on 0863348048 I look forward to seeing you soonEMPOWERING PARENTSDESSA ‘Empowering Parents’ training programmeThis is a new 6 week programme for parents with children with disabilities under the age of 12. It’s local and it’s free of charge. It won’t solve all your problems, but it will offer you information and advice which will help you to see things differently and to find ways of getting what you and your child need. You’ll be with other parents who are in a similar situation, so there will be lots of opportunity for getting and giving real support.DESSA, The Disability Equality Specialist Support Agency is funded by the department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to develop and deliver social inclusion initiatives to people with disabilities and their familiesWhat does the training programme entail?“Empowering Parents” will:• Show you new ways of thinking about your children’s disability, which will help you to see new possibilities and ways of doing things• Tell you about your child’s rights, and how to achieve them.• Explain who can help you get what you need from public services and your local community.• Help build your confidence and keep your spirits up.“Empowering Parents” will be run one morning a week for 2.5 hours for 6 weeks. Each session involves lots of lively discussion and group activities, and there are hand-outs to take home so you can refer to them later.Venue: Cheshire Apartments, Long Lane, Letterkenny, Co. DonegalTime: 10am – 12:30pmDates: Monday 2nd FebruaryMonday 9th FebruaryMonday 16thWednesday 11th FebruaryMonday 23rd FebruaryMonday 30th FebruaryRefreshments will be providedFor more information and to reserve your place, please contact: Margret Larkin, DLDC on 074 91 27056 or mlarkin@dldc.orgST, MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSSt. Marys Gaelic 4 Mothers & OthersStarting back 4th March @ 8:15 pmif you are 18 years and over andwould like to get fit, learn a new skill, have fun andmeet new friends then this is the team for you!CLOTHING COLLECTION FOR REFUGEESOn Sunday 8th February you are asked to bring any spare clothes, belts, shoes and handbags to St. Eunan’s Chapel between 9am and 2pm. All funds raised in this country-wide collection will go to “Homes From Donegal” a charity building homes in the Central African Republic for some of the one million refugees displaced by war there. See for moreCOMMUNITY NOTICE: SLIMMING WORLD CLASSES EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT IN RAPHOE was last modified: January 30th, 2015 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:CommunitynewsNoticesRaphoeSlimminglast_img

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