Cycle Against Suicide
“Cycle Against Suicide is coming to Arklow on Friday May 6th on the final leg of its 14 day journey around the island of Ireland to raise awareness of the considerable help and support available to anybody battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide and those bereaved by suicide. There have been far too many families in the town directly affected by suicide and we want to get the message that it’s ok not to feel ok, and that it’s absolutely ok to ask for help.
On Friday 6th May, 300 cyclists and crew will stay overnight in Arklow (with thanks to St. Mary’s who are the host school for the leg) and we are appealing to residents of Arklow, Gorey & surrounding areas to offer a bed for the night in their home to host a cyclist or crew member. We are also appealing for volunteers to help coordinate the cycle arrival and departure through the town and turn Arklow orange in support” – Aoife Ryan, Arklow & Gorey Homestay Coordinator.
If you would like to provide Homestay accommodation when Cycle Against Suicide visits Gorey & Arklow, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com The local Homestay Coordinator for home stays is Aoife Ryan, who can be contacted on 086 8113149.
If you would like to volunteer with Cycle Against Suicide please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For more information see www.cycleagainstsuicide.com where you can also register for some, or all, of the 14 days of the Cycle Against Suicide 2016.
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Arklow 1916 Centenary Concert
Here is the final lineup. We will commence at 19:16pm outdoors with Dave Bardon 1916 exhibition & music by St Mary’s College Orchestra. Then at 7:40 people will take to their seats indoors & concert will commence at 745pm. Tickets will be on sale from Saturday in The Pottery Shop, Mc Mullans, Kavanagh’s Wexford Road & Kennys’s of the Harbour. Two of our Acts have written songs especially for the night. It promises to be a very special night.
Fundraising for Small Community Groups
The Carmichael Centre will run a half day workshop on Fundraising for small community groups on 26th April. This course is aimed at anyone involved in fundraising for small community-based organisations. This includes organisations with 10 staff or less and all-volunteer groups.
- Sources of income
- Persuasion and Influence
- Engaging People
- Being strategic with donors
- Guiding Principles for Fundraising
- Successful Campaigns Analysis
- Key Elements of a successful fundraising campaign
- Creative and Practical Examples
- Implement a fundraising campaign
- Funding Resources
Yellow Wood Managing Director, William Corless is a business and personal coach with over fifteen years’ experience of leading and empowering people. He combines hands on experience in operations management with qualifications in Business, Engineering, Coaching, NLP, Training and Psychometrics.
- Carmichael Members: €50
- Non-members: €60
- Statutory/Corporate organisations: €70
For more information or to book a course please click here.
Spring/Summer Fashion Show at Bridgewater Shopping Centre!
Join the Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Saturday 30th April for one of its fashion shows, highlighting all the latest and upcoming trends from great high street retailers in Bridgewater. Fashion Shows will be running at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Make sure you come down early to get a good seat and watch in comfort as your favourite stores send their very best outfits up the catwalk! All are welcome and there is no charge to see the show.
Community Shop needs your help
The team of the popular Sue Ryder Community Shop, situated in Arklow Recycle Centre, have been told that the unit requires a vast amount of work to bring it up to adequate health and safety standards. Jo Walker, manager of Sue Ryder Community Shop, would like to ask the community of Arklow to come together and try and help them out. If you would like to be a volunteer to help carry out some work and to save the shop, please call 085 8086197.
Arklow Gymnastics Club
- Swimming activity 2016 is open to girls and boys resident in the Arklow area and under the age specified on July 31st 2016.
- Age groups over six and under 8,10, 12, 14 and 16 years.
- Competitors must be able to swim at least one length of pool.
- Closing date for entries is Friday 22nd April entry fee is five euro.
- Competitors please register your name, address, date of birth, home telephone number, event and your €5 entry fee with James O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, Co. Wicklow on or before Friday 22nd April.