Some of you may be disappointed at not receiving our brochures emailed to you as happened in the past. However because of GDPR regulations we can only email those recipients who requested us to do so.
So if you wish to go on our brochure emailing list please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our contact list.
Happy Christmas to your all–staff, volunteers and users of the centre–may you have a peaceful and healthy break and may 2019 bring contentment and joy. The Centre will close on Friday 21st and re-open on Thursday 3rd January.
The monthly Monday book club had its annual summer get together recently with a lovely meal in Sidings restaurant –good company and chat as usual. All looking forward to some great summer reading
The new revised Rainbow Programme for children bereaved by the loss of a parent or significant person in their family and for children whose parents have separated or divorces will commence on September 18th for 9 weeks
The places on the Separation groups are all taken but we do have one or two places on the Bereavement groups.
We are taking names for the following programme which will take place in January 19
Anyone interested in volunteering to train as a facilitator in the Autumn please contact the centre for details
The Garden is looking well in this beautiful weather. Well done to all involved
On September 11th last St.Michael’s Family life centre celebrated 20 years serving the local community. In that time thousands of people have passed through the centre accessing courses and counselling and support of various sorts. Many have remained in touch over the years and many have told us that the centre was a lifesaver at times of trouble. Hundreds of children have attended our Rainbow programme which helps children come to terms with bereavement through death or divorce/separation over the past 20 years Many thanks to our volunteer Facilitators who have given their time and committment over so many years.
We opened our ceiliúradh garden to mark the occasion and hopefully this garden whose name means, celebration, will grow and flourish with the centre over the coming years.
To all who helped in the past 20 years, to all who visited and to all who continue to do so, many thanks.
On a less happy note, we continue to struggle to maintain our service and have reached a critically low point financially at present. Over the past 6-7 years funding has dropped and costs have risen so we now find ourselves struggling to maintain our service. We will continue to do so and hopefully some source of funding will materialize in the new year. With an improving economy and government funds rising, it may not be too much to hope for a little extra funding. A very small amount would mean the difference between continuing our service at the same level or having to reduce it further.
Any of you who may be thinking of doing some sponsored run or walk or similar, perhaps you might consider St.Michael’s as your charity of choice. Any company or business which might be willing to sponsor us even by a few hundred Euro would be most appreciated. It is very likely that some of your staff or their families have accessed the Centre in one way or another over the last 20 years and will wish to do so in the future