Mayo Roscommon Hospice Annual Memorial Walk takes place on Sunday 9 September in five towns across the region – Ballaghaderreen, Belmullet, Claremorris, Castlerea and Westport. The walk commences at 2pm in each location and is a leisurely 5km stroll suitable for all fitness levels.
The closing date for online registration is Thursday 23 August. Alternatively you can pick up a registration form in any of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Shops across the region, call the office in Knock on 094-9388666 or email [email protected]
The cost of registration is €15 per person and includes a souvenir t-shirt which can be personalised with the name of the person whom you will be walking in memory of. All proceeds raised go directly to local Palliative Care Services.
A short blessing will take place before the walkers set off, giving all those taking part an opportunity to take a moment to reflect and remember their loved ones.
The five-course banquet with wine will also include a special Champagne Reception, and music on the night will be provided by ‘The Afters Showband’.
According to Monica Brogan, Fundraising Manager for Mayo Roscommon Hospice, tickets are limited and they expect this event to sell out rather quickly.
So, you can book your tickets online or phone Mayo Roscommon Hospice on 094-9388666.
The Board of St Nicholas Special School in Ballina is hosting a Fundraising Network Event on Friday 16 November at Mount Falcon Estate with funds being raised towards the replacement of the school bus.
St Nicholas’ Special School provides education for pupils from 4 to 18 years of age, with moderate, severe/profound learning difficulties and/or disabilities. We have a special class for pupils with autism. “As a Department of Education school our teachers work most diligently to plan a differentiated educational programme for each of our pupils, according to their individual needs.
“Our team of special need assistants provide a high level of support to our pupils. There is a dedicated team of professionals from the HSE who support our pupils, these include; nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. Some of our pupils are also supported by respite services,” according to Clare Vesey-Brennan, Principal/Secretary.
“Our school is fortunate to have a school bus, and this resource is essential to support our pupils’ experience within the local and wider community, providing them with a holistic and socially focused education which under pins our schools’ ethos.
“Our pupils, past and present, have benefited greatly from having access to a fully adapted means of transport. The luxury of having our own school bus brings much needed flexibility particularly regarding departure times from our school, for the purposes of class/school trips. There are occasions when our pupils experience difficulties making transitions from the school building to our school bus. Fortunately we can give each pupil the time and space they require to make transitions as we do not rely on schedules from bus companies.
“The school bus was first registered 14 years ago. Unfortunately additional funds are now required to address mechanical and physical issues which arise with vehicles of this age as such the Board of Management has identified the clear need for replacement of our school bus,” she added.