Anneline, our Coordinator here at Cobh FRC was among the representatives of Family Resource Centre's from around the country at a recent presentation to politicians at Dáil Eireann. The presentation was given by The Family Resource Centre National Forum who represent 108 TUSLA funded centres around the country, Cobh FRC being one of them. The main issues highlighted were lack a of funding for vital FRC services, and failure to reinstate increments in FRC staff salaries which were paused during the financial crisis back in 2009. Due to reduced funding, centres have been under increased pressure to fundraise locally and make cut backs in order to continue to provide vital services and activities in the community. We feel it is important to let our users and community know about these issues and hope that you support our position. We will keep you informed of any future national developments. You can also follow the Family Resource Centre National Forum on their Facebook page to keep up to date at www.facebook.com/frcnf/ .
Did you know the Irish Heart Foundation recommend talking 10,000 steps per day? To help towards this, the Cobh FRC walking group and friends are undertaking a 4 week Irish Heart Foundation walking challenge. It's only 4 weeks, and all fitness levels are welcome! Walks last between 40 and 60 minutes and are ALWAYS followed by a well-earned cuppa. Every Thursday at 11am, starting 20th Oct. Meet at the Family Resource Centre.
The Men's Group would like to thank everyone who sponsored their recent Dare to Care for The Irish Cancer Society. Several member's of the group braved the chilly waters of Cork Harbour back in October and raised a fantastic €345 between them for the worthy cause. Well done to the Men and thanks again to everyone who gave generously. The group are open to suggestions for next year's dare...
We are selling fresh homemade Blackberry & Apple Jam this coming Thursday 6th October in Garvey's SuperValu
€3.50 per jar or 3 jars for €10
Thank you to our sponsors -
Cobh Park Road Centre and Garvey's Supervalu
Member's of the Men's group here at Cobh FRC are supporting the Today FM Dare To Care campaign and will brave the chilly waters of Cuskinny on Monday morning for a very quick dip!
It's a long time since the Men took the plunge into the sea but are up for this dare to support this great cause.
Please show your support and admiration for their bravery on their fundraising page below or drop into the centre to make a donation in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.
Click here for the Men's Group's fundraising page.
The Cobh Family Resource Centre Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 7 November 2016 @ 7 pm in the Cobh Family Resource Centre, Park House, Cloyne Terrace, Cobh. All are welcome to attend
The Men's group will be re-starting next week after the Summer break and is inviting new members along to breakfast next Monday @ 9:30 am.
There is no charge and all Men are welcome. Call Stephanie on 021 481 6103 for more info.
Good news for all cycling enthusiasts...Our upcoming Bicycle Maintenance class will now cost only €15 for all 4 classes due to extra funding. Don't forget to register this Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Cobh FRC.
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We are looking forward to another term of adult education hobby & leisure courses here at CFRC and are also excited to tell you about a new QQI accredited training course.
This term's short hobby & leisure courses will include Decoupage, Computers for beginners, and Oil Painting. Due to a very active and enthusiastic cycling community in Cobh we will be offering a Bicycle Maintenance workshops over 4 evenings here at CFRC.
We will also be running a new and exciting 8 week 'Healthy Eating and Habits for Life' course one evening a week which will include modules on nutrition, movement, relaxation techniques, and stress management. The course will be facilitated by Anneline, who as well as being the Coordinator here at the centre is also a qualified Dietary Counselor and a student of Nutritional Therapy at the Institute of Health Sciences. Anneline has years of experience and is passionate about using food to maintain a healthy body and mind. Guest facilitators will teach relaxation and mindfulness modules to support a healthy lifestyle.
As before, most of the above courses will be funded by the Cork Education and Training Board meaning that participants pay a very low cost fee on registration to cover the cost of materials and other expenses. Most classes will cost only €15 for the entire 6 weeks however some courses may cost slightly more due to extra materials (see below). Please also see below for a timetable of classes.
Registration for classes will take place on Thursday 1st September from 5-8 pm at Cobh Family Resource Centre. Places will be given on a first come, first served basis and fees must be paid on registration to secure your place. To make sure courses are open to everyone we will not be holding spaces or taking names in advance.
We are also excited to tell you about a new course beginning in October. The QQI level 5 Manual & Computerised Payroll course is ideal for anyone interested in working in an administrative or office role. The QQI (new FETAC) accredited course will take place over four Fridays in October at CFRC and will be facilitated by GPA Solutions training providers. Participants should have a QQI Level 4 with basic keyboard and numeracy skills. The course is open to everyone and eligible jobseekers may receive full funding.
To find out more, or to apply for the course, please contact GPA solutions on 087 462 0677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org