Remember Us Looking For Ladies to Participate in the Womens Mini Marathon

February 11, 2014 0

Remember us is back in full swing with club days on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays evenings, Saturdays and 2 Fridays a month catering for 3 different age groups Cool Kids/Cool Dudes 4 to 12 year old, Cool Gang Teen group, Cool Rockers Adult members. Activities include Chill Kids, Hip Hop dance session, Flower arranging, Cookery, Gymnastics, Gymboree, disco, fit for fun, visit from Reptile Zoo, trip to theaters and much more. Check out our website for more information on activities and outings. www.fingalrememberus.com

170 people (members and their families) are off to the Ferrycarrig Hotel in Wexford for a 4 night Family Respite break in February. Organised will be disco nights, bingo night, Hawaiian themed evening, Kids/teen clubs and Bowling /play centre outings. Shopping, walk in Johnstown castle are also planned.

Several more Family Respite breaks/parents Respite break is planned for throughout the year. One being a week long family Respite break to Youghal, Co. Cork in June. Also planned is a six week summer programme in July and August

Fundraising Events:

Various fundraising events are been planned for the year. Currently the Skerries Weight Loss challenge is under way and some of our parents are participating. Why not come along on Sunday mornings and participate in the 5k walk which leaves Skerries Rugby Club at 11.30 and support the challengers. You can help by sponsoring some of the challengers. Bag packs, bucket collections and more are being planned. A BIG Fundraising event in Shelbourne Park Greyhound stadium is being planned for Saturday 3rd May.

New Community Challenge

Tesco Balbriggan are starting a new community challenge It is a chance for YOU to nominate your favourite charity with a view to them receiving funding to help them on their way We need as many of you to fill out the form in store and nominate Remember us as your favourite charity

Thank You

Remember Us has had a very busy and successful 2013! It celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a Disney Themed Party in the Bracken Court Hotel in April. With so much achieved in 2013 and so much to look forward to in 2014, Remember Us would like to take this opportunity to thank a few people, without whom, Remember Us and the work that the club does, would not be possible.

Thanks to the Department of Children & Youth Affairs Section, the HSE and Fingal County Council for the essential grants that they provide which are very much appreciated by all who benefit from them. Thanks also to Friends of Autism Charity shop, all of the local businesses in Balbriggan and everyone who made donations and who supported the various fundraising events. The club are extremely grateful for their support and look forward to it again this year. Many thanks to Millfield and to the Pavillions Shopping Centre for their support in our fundraising efforts in 2013. Remember Us looks forward to working with you all again in 2014.

Remember us offers the members a wide variety of activities and outings where they can learn, form friendships, develop their social and life skills, self esteem and quality of life and integrate into the community. Remember us not only caters for the young person/adult with special needs but the whole family by providing support, information, talks, Summer Programmes & the family respite breakaways and more. Remember us has always focused on the family as a complete unit and the respite breakaway trips involved the young people/adults with special needs, siblings, parents/carers. The integrated environment helps to dilute the social stigma often faced by families of a special needs young person. It also allowed the families to interact in a non structural environment that they may not have been able to create in everyday life.

Finally, Remember Us would like to express its gratitude to all of its fantastic volunteers and to Anne, Vera, and Eoghan the club’s Community Employment/TUS placements, without whom, club activities just would not be possible. Also, a big thank you to the TY Students from Ardgillen Community College who volunteered during the year.

Contact Information

For further information about Remember Us, how to become a member/ volunteer or if you would like to host a fundraising event, make a donation please go to www.fingalrememberus.com, email fingalrememberus@eircom.net or phone Nora or Anne on 086 0457003.

We look forward to your support in 2014!