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NWCN E-bulletin 30 November 2017

 

1 Upcoming with NWCN

2 Amplify NI is launching Amplify Sessions this December!

3 Holywell Trust: Upcoming Events - December 2017

4 Resilience and Forgiveness Event with TUH

5 Mayoral Invitation  - Day of Reflection

6 BrexitLawNI Townhall Event at Magee

7 Equality and Human Rights Implications of BREXIT

8 Your FREE guide to GDPR from Voluntary Arts

9 Circus For Everyone

10 Celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus+ & International Youth Work

11 Job Opportunities with Waterside Neighbourhood Renewal Peace IV Project 

12 The Playhouse is seeking a Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Film Director to create a short educational film

13 Human Rights Festival 2017 at Eden Place Arts Centre

14 Alzheimer's Society Strabane Festive Events

15 FWIN Christmas Appeal 2017

16 Craft Stalls and Charity Sale

17 Max Meditation System

18 Salto Youth - Call for Trainers

19 Film Time Youth Exchange in Sweden

20 Asgard II, Creidne and Asgard Reunion Voyage and Gala Ball

 

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1  Upcoming with NWCN

  • Coffee & Chat event in Strabane

The Women’s Regional Consortium & NWCN in conjunction with NIRWIN invites you for a cuppa and a chat.

 

We would like to hear your views on BREXIT and key issues affecting women in Rural Areas.

 

Date: Wednesday 6th December

Time: 11am – 1.00pm

Venue: Melvin Sports Complex, Strabane, BT82 9PP

 

Festive treats will be served…

 

To book your place please contact Mary on: marydeery@womencentre.co.uk /

028 7126 7672

Or Neola on:

info@nwcn.org  / 028 7127 9090

 

* If transport is an issue for attending this event please do contact us*

 

Supported by Halifax Foundation for NI

 

  • Raising the Standards of Fundraising in NI Workshop 

18 January 2017, 1:30-4:30pm
Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

This free workshop facilitated by the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland and funded by the Halifax Foundation for NI will inform and educate on fundraising codes of best practice and self-regulation for any charity involved in fundraising. There are a number of workshops running across Northern Ireland with this one being in the North West.

The purpose of this project is to develop best practice standards and compliance with self-regulation in fundraising across the charity sector in Northern Ireland. This workshop will provide guidance and support to charities to understand implications of fundraising self regulation and grow best practice with trustees, staff and volunteers and essentially those who benefit from charity services such as supporters, donors and funders of charities.

Participants will get the chance to learn about developing their fundraising best practice and compliance with legal obligations as well as benefitting from being more aware of the legal and reputational risks to fundraising practice and understand better their responsibilities.

Numbers are limited for this event so early booking is advisable:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raising-the-standards-of-fundraising-in-n-ireland-workshop-derrylondonderry-tickets-38744169855

 

  • Free Basic book-keeping for small charities

24 January 2018, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

A free two hour practical workshop for treasurers, or those that keep the financial records, of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems.

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfill their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of this workshop will be on basic bookkeeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (cash book, cheque ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds and accounts and the role of the treasurer.  

As we’re expecting a lot of demand for this training, we’re limiting places to one per organisation in the first instance and holding a waiting list for other interested members of the organisation.  

Kindly supported by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland.

http://www.nicva.org/event/basic-book-keeping-for-small-charities-derry-city

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2 Amplify NI is launching Amplify Sessions this December!

 

Amplify Sessions is a series of workshops that will help people come together to understand how people in their communities experience inequalities, tell the stories of their communities that often get overlooked, and use these insights to work in collaboration with communities to create solutions.

 

Monday 4 December, 11.00 – 13.00 incl. lunch
The Playhouse Theatre, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT48 6RG
RSVP for catering purposes: 
Becca.bor@youngfoundation.org

http://www.amplifyni.org/amplify_sessions_launch

 

Tuesday 5 December, 13.00-15.00 incl. lunch
Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, BT2 8HS
RSVP for catering purposes: 
Rebecca.watterson@youngfoundation.org

http://www.amplifyni.org/amplify_sessions_launch_belfast

 

Wednesday 6 December, 11.00-13.00 incl. lunch
Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place, Enniskillen, BT74 7HR
RSVP for catering purposes: 
jim.ledwith@youngfoundation.org

http://www.amplifyni.org/amplify_sessions_launch_enniskillen

 

Session One will introduce you to the Amplify NI programme, the motivation for community-led change, and get you excited about signing up to our Sessions that will run from January 2018!

Hear from community change-makers. Connect with stories and narratives. Workshop ideas for transformation.

 

If this sounds like something you want to hear more about, and we sound like the type of people you want to meet and have some lunch with, then choose a session that suits you from the list above and come see us! 

 

Stay connected: www.amplifyni.org

Twitter: @AmplifyNI   

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3   Holywell Trust: Upcoming Events - December 2017

  • City Centre Forum: 
    Engaging on Good Relations: Challenges Presented by Political Vacuum

Through the Holywell Trust Good Relations Programme (supported through the Central Good Relations Fund of The Executive Office) Holywell Trust is holding a City Centre Forum on the theme ‘Engaging on Good Relations - Challenges Presented by Political Vacuum’.
 
When & Where

This event will be held on:

Date: Thursday 7th December 2017

Time: 9.30am - 2.00pm

Venue: HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 10-12 Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PW
 
Programme
Participants at the City Centre Forum will hear from a number of different speakers who will help to set the scene for discussion.


The programme for the day is:
9.30am-10.00am - Registration and tea and coffee
10.00am-10.15am - Setting the Scene - Current Context - Agreements and Policies - Gerard Deane - Holywell Trust
10.15am-10.45am - Galvanising the Peace - The Challenges Defined - Jim O’Neill - Community Dialogue
10.45am-11.00am - Table Conversation - Placing the Challenge and Identifying Gaps
11.00am-11.15am - Break
11.15am-11.45am - Engaging Citizens - The Building Change Trust Experience - Active Citizenship NI - Paul Braithwaite - Building Change Trust
11.45am-12.15pm - Influencing Change - The Citizens’ Assembly - Citizen Led Approaches - Sharon Finnegan - The Citizens’ Assembly
12.15pm-1.00pm - Table Conversation - next steps together 
1.00pm-2.00pm – Lunch
 
Who Should Attend

The event is open for all to attend and will be of particular interest for people willing to make efforts to continue and grow peace building and engagement work. It is hoped that the event will help to encourage citizens to take a lead on building relationships and to address the challenging issues facing us. Spaces at the event are limited and booking is advised.
 
Cost

The event is free. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided so booking is essential through (028) 7126 1941 or
hello@holywelltrust.com.
 

  • Carols in the Courtyard

Date: Friday 8th December
Time: 6.00pm-7.30pm
Venue: Garden of Reflection
 
Holywell Trust is holding a Christmas Carol event on the evening of 8th December with Chapel Road Primary School, Holy Family Primary School and Encore Choir.  It would be great if you could let us know that you are coming along by calling 028 7126 1941 or email
hello@holywelltrust.com

 

  • Teatime Event: 
    Derry City & Strabane District Council: Good Relations Community Planning & Community Engagement Co-ordinator - Bonfires

Through the Holywell Trust Good Relations Programme (supported through the Central Good Relations Fund of The Executive Office) Holywell Trust is holding a Teatime Event where there is a chance to engage with and hear from two key Council officers. 
 
At the event we'll hear from Martin Gallagher, Good Relations Community Planning Co-ordinator and Sean McMonagle, Community Engagement Co-ordinator with a focus on bonfires. 
 
When & Where
This event will be held on:
Date: Wednesday 13th December 2017
Time: 6.00pm-7.30pm 
Venue: HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership, 10-12 Bishop Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PW

 
As always if you could let us know that you plan to attend it would be greatly appreciated - call (028) 7126 1941 or
hello@holywelltrust.com

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4  Resilience and Forgiveness Event with TUH

 

Monday December 4th 2017 
10am - 12

Venue:  Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership,
8-14 Bishop St.,
Derry-Londonderry


With Maureen Wilkinson, Shannon Wilkinson, Seamus Farrell and Archdeacon Robert Miller.

A non-judgemental exploration of possibilities.

 

To book a place please contact Eamonn Baker at eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org or phone 02871261941

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5 Mayoral Invitation  - Day of Reflection

 

The Mayor Councillor Maoliosa McHugh invites you to attend
A Day of Reflection


In memory of all those who have lost their lives as a result of war and conflict, from within the City and District
 
On Friday 8th December 2017 at 1pm in Guildhall Square
 
RSVP by Friday 1st December 2017 to
mayor@derrystrabane.com or 028 7137 6508

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6 BrexitLawNI Townhall Event at Magee

 

Brexit Townhall

Great Hall, Magee Campus, Ulster University

December 7th, 1.00-2.30

RSVP: https://getinvited.to/rory-oconnell-1471271248/brexit-townhall/

 

Welcome at 1.00 by the Provost of Magee, Dr Malachy Ó Neill

 

How will Brexit affect you? What are your priorities? Brexit will affect Northern Ireland more so than anywhere else: how should we shape a Brexit suited to our particular circumstances?

 

This Townhall will gather evidence about Brexit and consider possible solutions, as part of the BrexitLawNI project. Brexit has an impact on the Border and cross-border migration on the island of Ireland; it has implications for North South relations and the peace process; and exit from the European Union will also have repercussions for socioeconomics rights, equality and broader human rights protections.

 

Researchers from the BrexitLawNI project will discuss the background and outline some of the key issues and concerns. Views from the audience will be invited on all these and there will be an opportunity to identify possible solutions.

 

We welcome all participants potentially affected by Brexit, including public representatives, civil society, trade unions, workers, migrants, and employers.

 

This is a collaborative ESRC-funded research project between the Law Schools of Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University and the region’s leading human rights organisation, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ). The project will examine the constitutional, conflict transformation, human rights and equality consequences of Brexit and specifically six themes: the peace process, North/South relations, the border and free movement, xenophobia and racism, socioeconomic rights, human rights and equality.

 

For more on the BrexitLawNI project visit:
https://brexitlawni.org/ or follow @BrexitLawNI on twitter or like on facebook!

 

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 7 Equality and Human Rights Implications of BREXIT

Megan Fearon MLA & John O’Dowd MLA invite you to a seminar on
Equality and Human Rights Implications of BREXIT
 
In the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Belfast
On 7th December 2017, Starting at 12.30pm
 
Panel will consist of representatives from
Brexit Law NI; Human Rights Commission; Equality Commission and Human Rights Consortium.

(RSVP not later than 1st December 2017 to
bronwyn.mcgahan@gmail.com)

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8 Your FREE guide to GDPR from Voluntary Arts

 

Briefing 173: GDPR - Data Protection

 

The introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in May 2018 is fast approaching and has resulted in a lot of scare stories and concern among the charitable and voluntary sectors about what this will mean. While the new laws are a significant update on existing data protection legislation and the level and potential for fines will increase, there is no need for widespread panic just yet.

 

Much of what is introduced by the GDPR is about taking a sensible approach to protecting individual's rights in the contemporary digital world we live in. This latest Briefing from Voluntary Arts gives you a simple guide to what the new legislation will mean for charities, voluntary and community groups.

 

Our simple guide explains in plain English:

  • What GDPR covers
  • Types of data
  • Principles of GDPR
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Individuals' rights
  • The steps you need to take
  • FAQs (including mailing lists, children's rights and photography)

With less than six months to go until GDPR becomes law, now is the time to read through this guidance and determine what steps your organisation needs to take to ensure you are compliant by 25 May 2018.

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 Circus For Everyone

 

In Your Space Circus, with support from The Executive Office, has developed a unique and innovative good relations programme for children and young people aged between nine and fifteen years. This programme, called Circus for Everyone, uses circus skills to creatively engage young people in a healthy and fun activity in order to increase their self-esteem and resilience. It is an activity that appeals to a broad range of participants because it has no alignment with a particular gender, age, racial group or community background. 

 

Alternatively, the Circus for Everyone programme can be a way for your organisation to reach out and work with another group. We can provide the means by which pupils/participants from different schools/groups can come together and, through shared experience to learn about diversity, tolerance and challenge stereotypes in a creative and fun environment.  Circus for Everyone is perfect if you are trying to engage your children and young people in wider community activities. 

 

This project is open to schools, community groups and cultural organisations within the greater Derry-Londonderry Area. However, we only have room for a few groups next term so if you are interested or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can send an email Cara@inyourspaceni.org or call our office on 028 7137 7113. 

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10 Celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus+ & International Youth Work

 

'Market Place' - Celebrating 30 Years of Erasmus+ & International Youth Work Practice

 

Everglades Hotel, Derry-Londonderry, Friday 8th December 2017

 

The only event in Northern Ireland marking 30 years of Erasmus+   

  • For a full 'Market Place' Brochure click here
  • For a full 'Market Place' Programme click here

Highlights include:

- Three different time slots: designed to suit your working day join us at either 10am, 12pm or 2.30pm

- Local and International organisations showcasing their practice including representation from Portugal, Norway, Slovenia, Belgium and Greece

- International Good Practice Workshops on 'Open Badges and Learning Map', 'Digital Storytelling' and 'Silva Lining Learning Experience Design'

- ‘Human Librarians’ as they share life-changing stories from their Erasmus+ Travels

- 'Motivational Moments' with Young People & Practitioners as they highlight pivotal Erasmus+ moments 

- Launch of LID+ ‘IMPACT’ Report: be the first to hear about the impact and benefits of the year-long project

 

Info on Good Practice Workshops 

Please note that places are limited to ten per workshop

 

Open Digital Badges and Learning Map**    

Open Digital Badges is a standard to recognise and verify learning and achievements. They are digital micro-credentials that may represent identity, interests, competences and achievements across the web. Learning Map is an innovative tool which uses Open Badges to allow users to create their own personal map of learning achievements and competences that you have. For educators, they can present in a visual way what competences learners can achieve and what will be the learning flow of the programme.

 

**Please bring a laptop with you for this workshop

 

Digital Storytelling as a tool for addressing conflict 

Digital Storytelling is a tool to tell different kind of stories - the approach encourages young people - or adults - to tell the stories they feel are most relevant and share them respectfully inside their community, and beyond.  This workshop will help you explore its relevance and show you how you can connect the dots in terms of applying it to the local context.  This workshop will offer examples of practice from the Balkans and help you build upon potential ideas you might have for engaging people in Storytelling.  

 

'Silva Lining': Learning Experience Design in Youth Work 

Based on the work of the vastly experienced International Trainer, Anita Silva, participants will benefit from a 'short, sharp' introduction to Learning Experience Design in youth work. The workshop will demonstrate how  to design engaging, immersive and vibrant learning experiences for young people. 

 

 'Market Place' Vendors - Local Organisations 

 

North West Regional College, Education Authority, Erasmus+, DePaul, YouthActionNI, The Inside Out Programme, Foyle Youth Institute, Tools for Solidarity, Bryson Group, REACH Across, EUROPE Direct NI, Boys & Girls Clubs NI, Bytes Project, Derry Youth & Community Workshop

 

International Organisations 

Team MAIS (Portugal), EuroPeers (England), Ha Moment (Portugal), NiTiN (Norway), APIS (Slovenia), JOETZ (Belgium), Active Youths of Florina (Greece), The Sheltered Team (England), Tipperary Youth Service (Republic of Ireland) and Global Hands (England)

 

If you are interested in attending please contact: heather@eurolink-eu.net.

 

For more information on The LID Programme click here and 'LID+' click here.

 

For all information on the Erasmus+ Programme click here.  If you'd like some Erasmus+ literature please click here

  

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11  Job Opportunities with Waterside Neighbourhood Renewal Peace IV Project 

 

Waterside Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership currently have 3 job opportunities as follows:

  • Waterside Shared Village Project Administrator
  • Waterside Shared Village Youth Diversionary Worker in Charge
  • Waterside Shared Village Youth Diversionary Worker

Please find application packs for all posts on the homepage of www.nwcn.org under useful downloads.

For any further information please contact:
Alison Wallace
Strategy Manager
Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership
Tel: 02871342959
Email:
watersidenp@hotmail.co.uk

 

Closing date for all three posts: 12 Noon Wednesday 13th DECEMBER 2017

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12 The Playhouse is seeking a Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Film Director to create a short educational film

 

The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry is seeking a Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Film Director to create a short educational film.

 

The aim of the film, which is funded by the PCSP and the Youth Justice Agency, is to warn young people aged 14 – 18 years about Cybercrime.  

 

We will produce an emotionally powerful short film (approx. 6 – 10 minutes) which will demonstrate the consequences of this Cybercrime from the point of a view of the victims, the perpetrators and families of those involved in these offences, while also focussing on means of preventing such offences in the future.

 

The short-film will be used as an educational resource by artist facilitators, teachers, youth workers, police officers, and YJA officers to educate young people about the hazards of cybercrime including sexting, and internet safety.

 

Produced by The Playhouse, the film will be written, filmed and completed by 28th February 2018.

 

Our timescale is:
11th December: Team selected
7th January 2018: Screenplay completed
29th January 2018: Filming completed
20th February 2018: Editing completed
28th February 2018: Film launch

 

Our total available budget is: £12,347 to cover all associated costs, including screenwriters’ fee, actor’s fees, prop and costumes, filming and production costs.

 

The Playhouse is seeking;

Screenwriter who has the proven ability to write hard-hitting, meaningful films which dramatize the reality of social / political issues.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter outlining your availability and your fee, plus a CV, a recent script and a short synopses of your concept for the Cybercrime film.

Filmmaker who has the proven ability to create short emotive films which visualise the complexity of the world we live in and the issues being dealt with.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter outlining your availability and your fee, plus a CV and links to two appropriate films. 

Director who has the proven ability and experience to direct short films which have a social meaning.  

 

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter outlining your availability and your fee, plus a CV and links to 2 appropriate films you have directed. 

 

Please email Elaine Forde if you which to discuss this project. Send applications to elaine@derryplayhouse.co.uk. The closing date is 12 noon on 11th December 2017.

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13   Human Rights Festival 2017 at Eden Place Arts Centre

 

Following on from the success of the first ever Human Rights Festival in Derry in 2016, Eden Place Arts Centre and Amnesty International (Foyle Branch) have again teamed up to present:

Celebrating Defenders of Land, Territory and Environment

Human Rights Festival 2017.

 

Moved by the tragic murder of Indigenous leader and environmental activist, Berta Caceras in 2016 The festival will use Art, Photography, Discussion and Film to highlight the plight of Indigenous communities and Environmental activists as they protect their lands and environment.

Before her assassination in 2016, Berta Cáceres, Indigenous leader of The Lenca People and General Co-ordinator of The National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras led a campaign of peaceful resistance against the Agua Zarca Hydro-electric Dam project, they succeeded in holding up the project, prompting the withdrawl of International engineering and finance companies.

 

Berta’s daughter, Bertha Zuniga Cáceres, equally at risk, now calls for the suspension of EU aid to Honduras until the government shows a political will to resolve the human rights violations and land conflicts.

 

Likewise in Cambodia a state of impunity exists, with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party maintaining tight control over the judiciary, resulting in the criminal justice system being used to harass and intimidate Human Rights Defenders.

 

Despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Convention on Indigenous people’s rights we hear from indigenous peoples “We are defending our land with our blood”. Worldwide the numbers of Human Rights Defenders killed increases year on year.

The Festival will include local documentary film maker Chris Kelly’s ‘A Cambodian Spring’

This documentary is a powerful reminder of the plight often suffered by those less fortunate in the name of progress. Shot over 6 years, it offers us chapters into the lives of some residents around Boeung Kak Lake and the devastation of their communities at the hands of a corporate entity that has the weight of the Cambodian government behind it. A Cambodian Spring will be screened on Friday 8th December @ 7pm in The Nerve Centre.

 

Mural Launch
On Saturday 9th December @12 noon will be a mural launch on the hoarding in front of the former Pound Stretcher Store on Bishops Street. The mural has been created by young people from Pilots Row and Bishops Street Youth Clubs who have been working with local graffiti arts organisation UV Arts to deliver an exciting street art project to highlight the environmental devastation caused by extractive industries and the struggle to protect the environment for future generations.

 

Honduras: Where The Blood Flows And The Rivers Are Dammed  Photographic exhibition by Sean Hawkey

Will take place on Saturday 9th December 2-3pm Exhibition Launch and Artist talk in Eden Place Arts Centre.

 

Before going freelance Sean Hawkey worked in Latin America for twelve years on post-war reconstruction and Indigenous land rights where he used photography and video for political advocacy work.

His photographs have been published widely in newspapers and magazines as well as being used by UN bodies and many Non-Government Organisations.

The photographs in this exhibition help people join up the dots: if you kill the people who protect the environment you’ll get an environmental crisis, and that leads to failing agriculture, food insecurity and scarcity of water, which leads to desperation, violence and migration. All these issues are closely linked.

 

On Saturday from 3-4.30pm there will be a Panel Discussion entitled:
From Impunity to Liability, Is it Possible?

 

The panel will include:
Sean Hawkey who will  speak about Indigenous land rights and how he uses photography and video for political advocacy work.

Ed O’Donovan from Frontline Defenders who will speak about the immensely practical support they provide to Human Rights Defenders at risk.

Niall Mc Aleer from ‘Save our Sperrins’ campaign who will speak about the tactics used by a Canadian Gold mining company in the Sperrins and the open invitation our government gave to this company to prospect in most of counties Tyrone and Derry.

For more information you can contact; Judi_edenplaceartscentre@yahoo.co.uk

 

This event has been supported by The Arts Council for Northern Ireland

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14  Alzheimer's Society Strabane Festive Events

 

On Wednesday 6th December, 2017 2.45pm we are hosting a DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE in LIFFORD/STRABANE ECLIPSE CINEMA.

The showing is ‘WHITE CHRISTMAS’.  As Dementia can affect how people participate in and enjoy activities, we have set up a special event where people can come of all backgrounds, inclusive of those with dementia to enjoy a Christmas movie may. Tickets are at the door and all the proceeds go to ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY.

ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY STRABANE INVITE YOU TO   ‘ELF DAY’

Let your inner elf out to play on 14th December 2017 & invite your business or friends to dress up for the day to help raise money for people affected by dementia & celebrate the festive season.

Join with us at our ELF PARTY3-5pm, Strabane Enterprise Agency, Boardroom, Floor 1

Dress Code: YOUR FINEST ELF ATTIRE

DELIGHTED TO HAVE SANTA JOINING WITH US 4PM!!!!!

 

You will be made most welcome to attend to these events in support of ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY, STRABANE and people affected by dementia.

 

Further information: Joanne.Aiken@alzheimers.org.uk / 07715800031  / 028 713 84570 

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15 FWIN Christmas Appeal 2017

 

As the run in to Christmas begins FWIN are once again asking people to remember the local families who are struggling at this time.
 
We are asking people to buy an extra present when Christmas shopping this year for families in need, for children aged 0 - 16 years. You can drop in a single item, wrapped or unwrapped  (stating clearly if it is for a boy or girl and what age group if it's wrapped). If you prefer to drop in a 'shoe box' or gift bag,  this will be fine as long as it is clearly labelled.
 
FWIN Co-ordinator, Catherine Cooke, said: "For most of us Christmas is a wonderful time of year full of fun and happiness, however for some local families it's a time of struggle and difficulty. 
 
"We have held Christmas appeals for local families for the last few years and we know just how tough some people are finding things and the drastic need out there for appeals of this nature. 
 
"In previous years when we've held this appeal we have been astounded by the kindness and generosity of the people of this area."
 
If you wish to drop in a wrapped gift it is important to label it stating if it is for a boy or girl and what age they are:
 
0-2yrs                3-5yrs             6-10yrs            
10-12yrs            13-14yrs        15 -16yrs
 
All gifts can be dropped off at:
The Holywell Building
8 - 14 Bishop Street
Derry/Londonderry
BT486PW
 
The gifts will be distributed throughout the city and district by local charities. 
 
For further information contact FWIN on

tel: 028 71 266 291 or email: info@fwin.org.uk

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16 Craft Stalls and Charity Sale

 

In aid of Extern Young Graduates Programme

Saturday 2nd December, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Reach Across Building above HSBC in The Diamond (number 12 -14)

All items in the charity sale are £1
Great bargins to be had in clothing, books, toys and homeware

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17 Max Meditation System

 

I'm on a mission to support as many people as possible in our community with the Max Meditation System TM this Christmas and New Year

 

I'm teaching Tuesdays 7.30-9pm from The Holywell Trust Bishops St

 

Dates... Dec 5/12/19, Jan 9/16/23/30

Cost £5 per session per person.. I want to fill the Junction room which has a capacity of 80 people. All profits will go to Foyle Search & Rescue.

 

No one will be turned away on the basis of cost if anyone is struggling. All welcome.
And of course its an amazing opportunity to simply relax unwind and rejuvenate!

 

Further information: anndonnelly@doctors.net.uk / dranndonnelly@googlemail.com

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18 Salto Youth - Call for Trainers

Quality assurance in mobility projects under Erasmus+- cross-sectoral approach

Application Deadline: 20 December 2017

All information here: Online version

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19 Film Time Youth Exchange in Sweden

 

Aboard Ship with our partners from Sweden have organised an outstanding youth exchange Film Making in Sweden and perhaps it might be relevant for your youth?

 

We are sending 8 participants, aged 18-30 and are interested in sending larger groups.

More information here: http://abroadship.org/youth-exchange-film-time-sweden/

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/B70dhSwXYiPoamxN2

 

*Youth Exchange application only for persons living in United Kingdom*

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20 Asgard II, Creidne and Asgard Reunion Voyage and Gala Ball

 

We are thrilled to announce our Spirit of Asgard Reunion Voyage to be held from 12 to 18 May 2018. The voyage will celebrate the spirit of the Asgard II Sail Training Tall Ship. Twenty eight former Asgardians will come together for a six-day voyage around the Irish sea on board the Tall Ship Pelican. In conjunction with the voyage, a gala ball will be held for former trainees, families, and friends on Saturday 19 May 2018

The Spirit of Asgard voyage and ball will take place ten years after the tragic sinking of the much-loved Tall Ship Asgard II. The event will bring the former Asgard II, Creidne and Asgard trainees together to relive their amazing experience by taking part in a tall ship voyage and to share their stories and experiences. This voyage will serve to highlight to young people today that the same opportunities are available today via Sail Training Ireland's annual programme of voyages.

Anybody interested in taking part in the Spirit of Asgard Voyages or attending the gala ball should apply at
www.sailtrainingireland.com, email info@sailtrainingireland.com or call 01 816 8866. For other voyage opportunities see the full voyage calendar on the site. No experience is necessary. #spiritofasgard