Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Samaritans Fundraising in Tramore

On Thursday and Friday 12th and 13th July 2018 Samaritans are holding their Annual "Biro" Collection Day in Tramore. Much needed funds help us to provide valuable service by telephone and text to our callers, who may be anxious, depressed or suicidal. Fundraisers will be located at Supervalu, Tesco, Centra and Post Office in Tramore. Samaritans can be contacted anytime on Freephone 116123.

Ferrybank Library

Schools Out and the Children are already bored, sound familiar? Register now for the Summer Stars Reading Challenge which is a fun way to keep little minds occupied over the long hot summer months.

If your child hasn't yet signed up to the challenge, there is still plenty of time so come along and take part in the fun!

This is a FREE programme, open to all primary school children.

Taking part is easy. Each child who registers in the library joins in the fun of reading exciting books of their own choice throughout the summer. Children will receive their own Summer Stars Reading Card to record their progress.

There will be fun rewards and Activities along the way and at the end of the programme, all children who have completed the challenge will be invited to attend an awards event.

Contact Ferrybank Library for further information on 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Going on Holidays Check out our travel section and locate a guidebook for your holiday destination. We have books on all the European hotspots and more exotic destinations further afield.

Sort out your Beach Reads by popping in and picking up something from our current 'summer easy reads' display.

For further information on any of the above, please contact Ferrybank Library on 051 897200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Samaritans seek volunteers

The increased demand for our service means that Samaritans Waterford & Southeast are always looking for new volunteers. If this is something that would interest you we would love to hear from you.

To register your interest contact 085 201 7917 (please leave a message) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Samaritans offer emotional support to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their lives by phone, text or face to face contact at their Centre in Waterford.

Irish Wheelchair Association National Bag Pack Collection

IWA is looking for volunteers that can spare 2 hours on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th of July to bag pack in their local Tesco Store. Volunteers will be bag packing in Tesco Stores nationwide as part of IWA's National Bag Pack Collection. All funds raised during the bag pack collections will be immediately invested into the range of essential services IWA provides to people with disabilities in their own homes and local communities. IWA invites all local people to get involved by filling out a registration form at or by contacting Holly Johnson, IWA Community Fundraising officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 087 2159482).

What's new at Access I.T.?

Summer POP UP I.T. Workshops. Take this opportunity to learn a subject in one morning at a very low cost with our pop up workshops! We will be adding a new subject each week for the summer, so keep a look out on our Facebook page.

This week's workshop is free phone apps! Never pay for a phone call again!

Want to learn more about WhatsApp and other free phone apps? We have a new 1 morning course starting soon! Cost 10.00 Euro Book today!

Summer Computer Camps!: Tech Wizards age 7 to 11 years Monday 16th to Friday 20th July or Monday 13th to 17th August 2018. 10am to 12.30pm. Cost: 50 Euro.

The Tech Tweens: 12 to 14 years from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July or Monday 13th to 17th August 2018. 10am to 12.30pm, Cost: 50 Euro. Book today, Call us on 051-374849 for more detail or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Access I.T. CLG is a non for profit charitable status computer training company based in Waterford.

Upcoming Community Fun days

There are two free community family fun days coming up in July. Families and friends are all welcome to attend.

Waterford Area Partnership Community Fun Day Kilcohen Dog Track Sunday 15th July 1-4pm.

Larchville and Lisduggan Residents Association, GAA Field, Manor St. John Friday 27th July 1-4pm.

Parkinson's Talk's

"Parkinson's Talks" is a new social group setting that was set up by Irene Treacy, creator of "Helping People with Parkinson's" by the special request of her course participants.

"We have just finished our second 5 week education and exercise program and all the participants wanted to continue to meet on a regular basis as all have found great benefit not only from the education, exercise but also great friendships have been formed over the past 5 weeks"

It has been proven the positive effect socialising and interacting has on improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson's, especially with people that understand and empathise with the same condition.

This social interaction creates BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) which is an important protein that influences brain function as well as the peripheral nervous system. BDNF influences a variety of functions including: preventing death of existing brain cells, inducing the growth of new neurons (neurogenesis) and synapses, and supporting cognitive function.

Parkinson's Talks are weekly meet ups that include a different guest speaker, all will have something positive to do with Parkinson's. The guests vary from health, fitness & holistic professionals that all have a personal interest in helping people with Parkinson's or People with Parkinson's themselves that have something to share to help, support and encourage their Parkinson's colleagues.

Some of the holistic professionals include Linda Stampley whose father has Parkinson's and suffers with anxiety and constipation and she treats her father with Essential Oils, another is a CBD Practitioner who treats his uncle with legal medical marijuana which relieves his tremor and also helps greatly with anxiety.

These talks are weekly and will be from 10am to 12 Noon and there will be an optional hour extra if people want to stay behind for a chat and cup of tea/coffee until 1pm.

Smovey is an exercise and wellness tool that was invented by a man who has Parkinson's and 100% of people that have done the courses, have reported amazing results from improved balance, gait, coordination and much more. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a list of all dates and speakers for all talks. Talks will be €15 each or you can pre purchase any 5 talks for reduced rate of €50


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