"Volunteers aren't paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless," were the words of thanks given to the hard working volunteers of Tacú Family Resource Centre by Mary Jackson, project coordinator at Tacú's well-attended AGM last week. The chairperson Patsy Shaughnessy and Mary Jackson outlined how the FRC has supported hundreds of local people during 2015. Tacú also runs the youth booth which provides invaluable support to young people in south Mayo providing structured programmes as well as drop in support options and work with schools. Tacú also runs Little Stars After School programme.
The chairperson commended the staff, those on work schemes, volunteers, students, and interns of the FRC for providing such a wealth of support for the local community, ranging from in-home family support service, meals on wheels, and supports for older people, to providing computer time and supporting people with CVs in the busy project. Some of the community education courses available in Tacú are adult yoga classes, drumming workshops, hip hop workshops, photography workshops, and mindfulness for young people. Other activities going on in Tacú are mother and baby group, parent and toddler social drop-in service, Aware depression support group, and Friends of Tacú Friday morning drop-in group.
Mary Jackson reminded the meeting of the values of the FRC, including a commitment to equality and social justice."Tacú is all about reaching out to those who are isolated, helping the community to feel happy and safe, to encourage positive social networks for individuals and families in south Mayo, and to support active learning for all." Tacú FRC provides a range of support services and activities for children, young people, families, and individuals, as well as for other community groups. Why not pop in when you are in town, or call it on (094 ) 9542908 or (087 ) 7714964. Email: [email protected] or Facebook: Tacu Ballinrobe.