Parents Support Group
The next support group meeting is on Wednesday 14th December from 11.00am to 13.00pm. All welcome. Please, if possible ring in advance, if attending.
The Dόchas office will close on Thursday 22nd December and reopen Tuesday 3rd January. We would like to wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Bowling will take place on Sunday 4th December at Funword Ennis Road at 11am. Cost €5. If you wish to attend please call or text Alan on 086 0491934 as lanes will have to be booked.
There will be a variety show on Friday 9th December at the Friarsgate Theatre, Kilmallock. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are priced from €12 to €15. This promises to be a great nights entertainment and we would appreciate your support on the night. For further information and booking please contact Friarsgate Theatre on 063 98727 or email email@example.com
Thanks to Michael Noonan for donating a coffee maker machine and Eileen Meaney who donated a silver wine opener set as spot prizes on the night.
Beautiful Irish made Christmas Cards available from the office and various outlets around the city and county. They retail at just €3 per pack of 10. All proceeds go towards the running of the group.
A Huge Thank You!
To all contributors to our charity shop who donated clothes, toys, bric a brac; thanks and keep the donations coming!
To all who participated in the Ladies Mini Marathon on our behalf, thank you
To the Over 40’s Soccer for Charity Committee who kindly donated €1000 to our group, thank you
To the staff and social club at Vistakon, Plassey for a great race night recently
To Mikey Cronin who has been invaluable to Dόchas in transferring our library and social club videos to DVD format
We will be looking for people to help out with our Annual Church Gate Collection early in the new year. If you can help please contact the office.
Dóchas Cinema Club
The cinema club has been a great success so far. Our thanks to the Omniplex who have been very supportive in helping us achieve this. Our next cinema club is Sunday 18th December at 12.00. For more information you can call 061315566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086 0491934
Dóchas Newsletter June 2010
Special Needs Parents– Mid West Branch
The inaugural meeting of the Mid West branch of the Special Needs Parents Association took place on Thursday 20th May. Groups that were represented at the meeting were Clare Federation for People with Special Needs and ConnectAbilities as well as the following Limerick-based groups: Dóchas, Ichthyosis in Ireland, Limerick Dyspraxia/DCD Group and ADD Mid-West.
The main points discussed were the role of the Special needs Parents Association as well as recent meetings with Ministers. The floor was opened up to questions and there were many especially around SNA provision, SENOs, lack of communication to parents, Domiciliary Care problems, Pre-School issues, staying on in school after 18 years, IEPs, OT, Assistive Technology, the Contemporary living Pilot third level course in Mary I and the IRIS project (Inclusive Research into Irish Schools) run by six professionals under the NCSA.
The Special Needs Parents will also be hosting a stand at the Special Olympics. Further meetings will be scheduled and we will inform you of same.
For further details please go to www.specialneedsparents.ie
We wish to thank our members and supporters for their generous donations and support of Great Limerick Run and Mountain Climb. If you have a sponsorship card out, please return to us asap so that we can get an accurate picture of funds raised. We also wish to thanks all those who ran on the day.
Happy Birthday Annette
We wish to thank most sincerely Annette Howes who recently had a 40th birthday party but instead of receiving presents asked guests to make a doantion to Dóchas. A total of €705 was raised. Thansk you so much for your generosity Annette and of course Happy Birthday!
JP McManus Caps
The JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am takes place on 5th and 6th July at Adare Manor and Golf Resort. We will be recipients of some money from this Pro-Am. The only way to gain entrance to this event is via a special Cap. The caps retail at €50 each and we have a number of hats to sell. Under 16’s gain free admission on both days. They would make a lovely birthday or Fathers Day Present.
All funds raised go towards local charities like ourselves.
Red House Open Day
Red House Respite centre is having an open day on 27th June, from 2pm to 5pm and all are welcome. There will be a BBQ, cake sale, arts & craft sale and much more. A behaviour therapist will be available to offer information. It is hoped that members of the Munster Team and Limerick Live 95fm will be present . For further info please contact Red House on 061 355125