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Shakespeare in the Park comes to Kiltimagh

This evening, Friday, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take to the stage in The Sculpture Park in Kiltimagh for a very worthy cause with donations being accepted for Western Care Association. The production is being put on by The Non Prophet Organisation from Claremorris, the group have already put on a performance of the bard’s famous play earlier this year in McMahon Park in Claremorris, and it is hoped that a good crowd will come out to see the performance and donate to Western Care Association which works with people who are living with disability and face many difficult challenges on a daily baisis.

Charity walk on Clare Island for Western Care Association

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Details of the 2014 Clare Island Charity Walk were announced at the launch in Walshe’s Bridge Inn, Newport this week. This, the seventh year of this great walking event, will take place on Saturday, June 28 and all funds raised will go to Western Care Association local services. Speaking at the launch Clare Island Walking Committee chairman, Willie Murphy, stated that he and his committee are delighted to be supporting Western Care Association this year. Western Care is a community based organisation that provides support to more than 1,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout County Mayo. The Annual Clare Island Charity Walk has grown from strength to strength over the years and the hard working committee have raised in excess of €100,000 for local and regional charities and causes over the past six years. It provides a great opportunity to visit the idyllic Clare Island and experience the beauty and scenery of the island and Clew Bay.

Lotto funding boost

Three Mayo groups benefitted from €100,000 in National Lottery funding in 2013.

Fashion show for Western Care Association, a tremendous success

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The Ultimate Funky Hair Show in the Failte Suite at the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, on Saturday July 13 which was organised by Kay’s Hairdressing Salon, Castlebar, was a tremendous success. A full attendance really enjoyed watching more than 30 models showcase up to the minute hair styles and colours, while local outlets Don Racine, UFO, and Brant Rock presented the latest fashions for every occasion. Shoes were provided by Parsons and beauty by Mulroy’s Beauty Salon.

Golf competition

The Crossmolina Voluntary Branch of Western Care Association are holding a Single Stableford Golf Competition in Enniscrone Championship Course on Friday July 19.

The Reserve release charity single in aid of Western Care

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The Reserve is a seven-piece Castlebar based band with a focus on original material combined with some strong classics. Born out of the well-known band The Reserved Moments, to date they have released a single, “It’s Crazy/Tough on You” (2010) and an album Distracted (2012). Two members of the band, David Tuomey and Kelvin Frain, write the band’s material and have also been involved in some very successful fundraising projects that have helped fund the setting up of a school in Ghana and supported the Alzheimer Society in the west of Ireland.

Western Care launches autism guide for parents

To mark World Autism Day, Western Care Association has published a resource for families: Autistic Spectrum Disorder: a Guide for Parents.

Rhythms in May for Western Care

Rhythms in May, a variety concert presented by Annette Griffin and John Staunton in support of Western Care Association, will take place in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, on Thursday May 2.

Western Care Association supporting families with autistic children

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and in the lead to the event the autism team with the Western Care Association have released some practical information explaining the disorder. In Mayo there are approximately 270 families who avail of varying levels of support from their children’s autism services. Approximately 50 are in the early intervention service which provides support to families until their child enters primary school, and the remaining 220 are in the school age service. The majority of children with autism in Mayo attend main stream school, and some go on to third level education. Western Care strives to support families to develop the new skills they need once a family member is diagnosed with autism.

Western Care Association supporting families with autistic children

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and in the lead to the event the autism team with the Western Care Association have released some practical information explaining the disorder. In Mayo there are approximately 270 families who avail of varying levels of support from their children’s autism services. Approximately 50 are in the early intervention service which provides support to families until their child enters primary school, and the remaining 220 are in the school age service. The majority of children with autism in Mayo attend main stream school, and some go on to third level education. Western Care strives to support families to develop the new skills they need once a family member is diagnosed with autism.

 

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