Sunbeam Arts and Crafts Shop Ends its Lease

The Arts and Crafts shop closed its doors last Friday. Situated just off Main St., Bray in the Mamma Mia cafe complex, they provided a wide range of merchandise from hand-made bags to glass-work to small trinkets such as key-rings and the like. The quality of the products is what impresses when you first enter the shop. All-in-all, it was …

In Dogs We Trust

On Friday 20th the Garden Team were lucky enough to visit the Dogs Trust complex in Finglas, a centre dedicated to finding new homes for stray and unwanted dogs. Despite only opening last November the centre has already found loving homes for over 800 dogs. The new owners are carefully checked and their homes visited to make sure the dogs …

Childline BBQ goes down a storm

The Networking Childline BBQ was held in the Garden Team canteen on Thursday last, 19th August. Estimates of attendance vary wildly from 40 to over 200 people. A huge attendance despite the monsoon rain which fell. Fortunately wet hair and soggy burger buns weren’t enough to put off the many party goers. Thanks to all those who helped to make …

RTE Nationwide – link

Please click on the link below to view the Nationwide episode featuring Connect Employment. It should be available till Friday, September 3rd. http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1078494

A KING Meets His Angels. Poem by Stephen Browne, ATEC

The King has gone to meet his Angel, His sweet voice will be heard no more, The Angels have called him to them, The Dancer has lost his big dance floor, He has gone to the big dance floor in the sky, He has said his sad farewell, his long tearful bye bye, His Billy Jean is all-alone , His …

A Visit to Glendalough for a Bat Walk

A group of us from The Garden Team went on a tour organised by Glendalough Education Centre to take a look at the bats. It was held on Thursday 12th August and we were intrigued to discover that the little lodge house near the lake is home to over 396 bats in its attic. At around 9.10pm they all flew …

Nationwide – RTE

Some of the guys from Sunbeam will feature in an episode of Nationwide on RTE at 7pm this Friday, 13th August. The programme is in relation to supported employment. Should be a good show, make sure to check it out.

Volunteering at the Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures

My name is Louisa. I first got in touch with the Wicklow Volunteering Bureau through Connect Employment. I had decided I would like to do voluntary work. I have a part-time job in a restaurant but I found I still had a lot of free time so I decided to volunteer and do something good with it. Two weeks ago …

Artists message

My name is Lekha Bhaskaran. I am from India. I am living in Ireland since March 2006. I am a service-user in Bray. I like to make jewellery. I sell my jewellery in Sunbeam’s art and craft shop. The shop is called “Mo Lamha”. I work in the shop every Friday. I really enjoy it.

New Aviva Stadium

Last week the brand new stadium at Landsdowne Road was host to it’s first football match. The contenders were a mix of Irelands best homegrown players against none other than Manchester Utd. The Mancunians won with an impressive 7-1 victory, christening the new stadium in style. A few of the members of the Garden Team got tickets for the night. …

Presidential visit

Saturday 10th July the DCB advocacy group were invited to go to Áras an Uachtaráin for a Garden party hosted by President Mary Mc Aleese. Artur drove the bus into the phoenix park and we parked at Rata house. We had to sign in and have our passports checked. We then got a coach over to the Aras. When we …