Wednesday, 9th May 2012
Talk Talk Donation
The sudden closure of Talk Talk’s contact centre in Waterford that was announced late last year came as a shock to the nearly 600 people working there. Employee representative, Tom Phelan, says "It was a difficult time for us working there, especially because it was so unexpected and fast, but we got great support and encouragement from many quarters, particularly from the people of Waterford. We wanted to recognise and reward this support somehow. Workers at Talk Talk had a history of participating in community and charity events, which the company had always facilitated, so it was felt that making donations to a range of local organisations would be a good way to bow out and to thank the people of Waterford for their support. He added: "The Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre was put forward by employees as one of the groups to benefit in recognition of the great work that they do." Commenting on the donation, Project Co-ordinator at the Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre, Heather Kiely said "this donation couldn’t have come at a better time. Family Resource Centres are struggling to deal with funding cuts and Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre is no exception. This donation highlights the generous spirit of all those involved, especially in the face of uncertainty regarding the future ahead for many employees." She went on to say that the money would be put to good use in supporting those most marginalised within communities and thanked the former workers for their support.
Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre would like to announce the availability of meeting rooms and a state of the art IT facility for rent at reasonable rates.
Contact Heather for details on 051 306728
Community Singing Group
A community singing group meets Thursday evenings 6.30pm-8.30pm in Tiptoes Childcare Centre (Old Tramore Rd, just before Couse roundabout). This is a fun for all (adults only), light hearted group. No experience necessary. Participants are asked to make a €2 contribution per week towards materials etc.
If you would like to find out more contact Joan on 051 306728.
A knitting group meet every Tuesday evening from7pm-10pm in the Family Resource Centre at Richardson’s Meadow. New members welcome. Just drop in to centre on Tuesdays at 7pm.
A New Walking Group
Now that the evenings are getting brighter and as part of our commitment to promoting a Healthy Community in a Healthy City, Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre is inviting you to join us and our walking group at 6.30pm every Tuesday. We will meet at the centre in Richardson’s Meadow and walk as a group around the local areas. The aim of the group is to start slow and build up to a pace that everyone can maintain. So if you want to get fit or just want to get out of the house and meet new people, come and join us on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.
It’s that time of year again, when our gardening club is coming together and looking for new members. The group will meet every Monday 6.30pm to 8.30pm starting Monday 14th May. The group will be facilitated by VEC tutor Siobhan Dowling and participants are asked to make a weekly contribution of 3 euro towards materials.
Mayors Health Day
Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre will participate in the Mayor’s Health Day on Thursday10th May from 9.30am -1pm. All are welcome to attend this event in the centre, free of charge.
9.30am-10.30am Healthy Walk around the community.
10.30am-12noon Healthy Cookery Demonstration
12noon-1pm Refreshments and Q & A session on nutrition and healthy eating.
As part of our fundraising drive for 2012, 3 teams from Sacred Heart Family Resource Centre and Tiptoes Community Childcare Centre will participate in the 1st Waterford Viking Marathon on June 30th. Staff and volunteers are currently in training and will also be out and about looking for sponsorship so we would ask that people might consider us favourably if they can. All donations are most welcome.
Thank you to Spar Kilcohan, Kilcohan Carry Out, Brennan Hygiene and Scribes for sponsoring the registration fee for our teams.
Tiptoes Community Childcare Centre
Tiptoes Community Childcare Centre provides quality affordable childcare for children from 6months to 12 years. Free pre-school places and subsidised places are available to those who qualify. We are currently taking names for our summer programme and registering for 2012/2013 for our nursery, toddler, pre-schools and after schools programmes. Please contact Sarah or Janet on 051 850109.
Waterford City Council Neighbourhood Estates Officer, Noel Walsh is in attendance in the centre in Richardson’s Meadow to discuss queries and issues with local residents every Wednesday morning from 10am to 11.30am. No appointment necessary.
MABS Advice officer Peter Whelan holds an advice clinic in the centre every Wednesday morning from 11.30am to 1pm. This is a drop in service but Peter also takes appointments. MABS can be contacted on 051 857929
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