Kilmanagh: Empowering parents training course

EMPOWERING PARENTS - DESSA are hosting an Empowering Parents training course for parents of disabled children who would like to meet with a group in a similar situation and learn to be a more effective voice for their child.

EMPOWERING PARENTS - DESSA are hosting an Empowering Parents training course for parents of disabled children who would like to meet with a group in a similar situation and learn to be a more effective voice for their child.

This Empowering Parents programme seeks to support parents who which to acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate on behalf of their child and will run over a 6 week period. The course commences on Wednesday, 19 September. For further information or to book a place please contact Kay Teehan on 087 3534432 or email advocacy@dessa.ie.

TIME OUT FOR WOMEN - This is a social and educational project for Women that provides training on a wide range of informational and practical topics. Some of the subjects that will be covered include: Calligraphy, Woodwork for Beginners, Financial Advice Workshop (MABS), Christmas Flower arranging, Stress Management (relaxation), Job Search workshop (VEC), Dietician Workshop (Health Promotion Unit), Pilates, Fitness for women and Computers.

This programme will run every Wednesday and Thursday over a 10 week period (3 October to 13 December). Places are limited to 16 people and the cost is €50 per participant. For an application form or for further information please contact DFRC on 056 7755519 ext. 1

CHRISTMAS MARKET - St. Lazerian’s House, Bagenalstown is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday, 18 November from 2pm to 5.30pm. Children can see Santa and adults will be served with tea/coffee, scones with cream and jam and mince pies. There will be lots of stalls and home-made Christmas Cakes and puddings and excellent raffle prizes.

Anyone wishing to donate a bottle for the bottle stall or would like to have their own stall please ring Marian, Catherine or Mary on 059-9721146 Admission is €5

DIY LEVEL 4 - County Kilkenny Leader Partnership are funding a Homecare and Maintenance Programme: Level 4 for people wanting to improve on doing DIY jobs in their own home. On completion of this programme participants will be able to understand and demonstrate basic plumbing, electrical works, tiling, painting, and decorating skills which will empower people to carry out tasks in their own home or create an opening for them to carry out further training.

This course will be run over 5 Tuesdays beginning in early October. The cost is €20 per applicant and places are limited. For an application form contact DFRC on 056 7755519 ext. 1.

WARMER HOMES - If you are a owner occupier in a house constructed before 2002 and are in receipt of either; fuel allowance OR job seekers allowance for over six months and with children under 7 years of age OR receiving Family Income Support then you may be entitled to funds to cover insulation costs to improve your home by making it more comfortable, healthier and more energy efficient.

For further information contact Kilkenny Leader Partnership on 056 7752111

RELAY FOR LIFE - Relay for life is coming to Kilkenny. This is a very special 24 hour journey where hundreds of people gather together for an overnight community celebration of a unique, empowering and fun event.

At the heart of Relay is the opportunity to celebrate Cancer Survivors and remember those who have departed this world because of it. People who have been touched in any and every way by cancer are invited to join in the celebration.

Relay for Life in Kilkenny will be held on Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July, 2013 at Scanlon Park, Kilkenny.

The Relay for Life group are recruiting teams of volunteers who will walk around the track in relay, for 24 hours, because cancer never sleeps!! Otherwise team members are free to socialise, have fun and enjoy the fun packed day and entertainment.

Anyone who would like to be part of this event in any way are asked to please contact them on relayforlifekilkenny@gmail.com or 086 8547757.

KILMANAGH NOTES - Anyone wishing to submit news items, club events, announcements, etc. can do so by emailing marydargan@gmail.com before 9pm on Sundays. Photographs can also be included by sending them as attachments.