A wheely good way to have fun

Pictured in front of the GPO in O’Connell street, Dublin are Myles, Timmy, Paul, Anthony, Simon and Michael. 3A and the Garden Team joining forces to go on the Dublin City bike tour. A great time was had by all. What a way to see the city. Timmy and Myles have been getting out and cycling on a regular basis …

Sunbeam Times Frontpage

Twice a year the Sunbeam Times is produced. It is a newspaper all about what’s going down in Sunbeam with the service-users and staff and much more besides. There’s a committee who work very hard to gather the information and assemble it all together in time to go to press. This issue has a great frontpage. It is an interview …

ABARA – Disability Film Festival

Abara is Ireland’s first ever International film festival. It has come about through Dochas and Arts and Disability Ireland. There are many films and documentaries showcasing people living and triumphing with disability across the world. The programme begins on Friday December 3rd through to Sunday December 5th. Tickets can be purchased for as little as €2 for access to all …

Video – Better Together Competition Entry

Take a look at Sunbeam’s entry for the ‘Better Together’ video competition organised by ‘The Wheel’. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes and detail why charities and other organisations are better when we work together. Thanks to all who voted for us. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to win but it was fun to take part.

Festina Lente Tour

Some of the guys recently went to Festina Lente to view an exhibition of photography and were given a tour of the grounds. The lads at Fetina are keen photographers and have exhibited their work around Bray earlier in the year. As part of the tour was a session on the mechanical horse! It is one of Aaron’s goals to …

Night out at a Play

“Last Friday, 19th Nov. 2010, I went to see a show called ‘The Girl Who Forgot To Sing Badly’ in the Mermaid Arts Centre. I really enjoyed the show. The actor who plays Deter in Killinascully was the actor in the play. He was very funny. I had my picture taken with him and my friends.” L.I.

OUCH!!!!

Click HERE to visit OUCH! Ouch! is a website from the BBC that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people. It has articles, blogs, a very busy message-board and an award-winning downloadable radio show – (Touch-Podcast). It’s aimed at those with a stakehold in disability: family, friends, professionals and, rather importantly, disabled people themselves – without whom all this …

Bus Shelter Badly Needed

Sunbeam Media was on hand to capture the protest in relation to the lack of adequate protection from the elements at bus-stops on the Killarney Road. The pressure is on Dublin Bus to fulfil a promise made yesterday on local radio to provide a bus shelter on this Killarney Road bus-stop. This stop has a high proportion of wheelchair users …

Shoebox Appeal for Christmas

Every year Cathy makes an enormous effort to collect gifts for the under-privileged. Not every kid gets presents at Christmas. Cathy knows this and so organizes a massive collection of toys and various gifts that people for one reason or another don’t want. The gifts are then placed in old shoe-boxes and sent to their destination. Knowing Cathy is a …

Vote For Us Now!

Click here to vote for Sunbeam in the Better Together video competition. Voting closed on Nov. 15th. This competition is open to charities and the like to describe in 2 minutes or less who we are, what we do and why we are better working together. Working together and community integration has long been a focus for Sunbeam. This video …

The Fascinating Story of the Twins Who Share Brains, Thoughts, and Senses

This is one of the most surprising and awesome tales ever told in the history of medicine. These twins are Tatiana and Krista Hogan. Their brains and sensory systems are networked together, but they have separate personalities. Their story defies belief. So much, in fact, that Tatiana and Krista Hogan shouldn’t be alive at all. Their chances of surviving the …

Inspiring video

Don’t worry folks, it’s not all doom and gloom! This is an IBEC video detailing some positive facts and figures you might like to know about the Emerald Isle.

Faces Competition – update

Came across this blog on the internet relating to the face-casts appearing on the walls of our town. An insight into the artists mind. http://artoftheheid.blogspot.com/

Mondello

Perfect conditions were forecast for this Autumnal Day. Dry with sunny spells – we were going to have a great day! A group of 20 guys travelled to Mondello Park in Co. Kildare. Mondello provides a tailored package based on the Early Drive programme for young people. It gives our Service Users an opportunity to drive a car in a …

Where is Dell customer support when you need them?……..oh, there they are

We have had a fantastic relationship with Dell in the past number of years and they continue to lend us their support and friendship. This year a group of 13 employees arrived at SHS to provide 1:1 computer training to our Clients as part of their Volunteering initiative. What an opportunity for both Dell and SHS to capitalize on social …

In-Seine City Break

Take a look at these photos. They were sent in by Lisa and her husband Stevie who visited Finland and Paris earlier this year and just wanted to share them with us.They must have saved hard but it looks like it was worth it from the look on their faces. The trip to Finland was spurred by Lisa’s cousin getting …

Who Let Him on the Telly?

It is amazing what surfaces from time to time. Here’s a photo of some of our job-coaches goofing around during the filming of the RTE programme, Nationwide. The programme focused on a few of our service-users in their job roles and on Connect Employment who support them. Thanks Kevin for the photo.