VIDEO: Better Together comp 2011

In this video, Ger Murphy, our intrepid reporter, asks Anne Ferris TD an interesting question… You can vote for our video in the Better Together Competition from Oct. 4th. You can vote once per day. Thanks for your support. Click HERE to vote.

Visit to the Dail

The Sunbeam House Service-User Forum was invited by Deputy Anne Ferris to visit her in the Dail and take a tour of the buildings. After passing security, we went straight upstairs to the viewing gallery and listened to some of the T.D.’s debating which was interesting. Then the guided tour began, plenty of pretty paintings of previous leaders and lavish …

Garden Team – August

August was another busy month in TGT, we were closed for the first week of august and on our return we had to cope with a back-log of long grass and long hedges. We did however manage to have some fun, this month we supported a new type of respite activity based on requests from service users to have time …

NOMnomNOMnomNOM

Bray Tidy Towns are running a family fun day in the Little Flower Hall from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 24th September. They are looking for cakes for their cake stand so if any service users, staff or units would like to donate a cake or something else that is baked and delicious please let me know and I promise …

POEM: ‘HOPE IN OUR LIFE’ by Patrick Power

AS I lay on my bedI think of the love of our lifeA simple word of thanksCan say so many thingsTo show how I appreciateThe Joy that someone bringswe stop and think of our loved ones in our lifeWe can pray for our Mother and FatherDAY BY DAY I ASK JESUSTO COME INTO MY HEARTTO SHOW ME HIS LOVE IN …

National Day of Volunteering 2011

Friday the 30th of September is National Day of Volunteering so why not celebrate 2011 European Year of Volunteering by making your mark and getting staff and service users to contribute their time and efforts to a once off project on this date. I am sure that there are a lot of causes/charities close to people’s hearts so why not …

ART AT ELAVON

Congratulations to all the artists that displayed their work last week at the art exhibition in association with Elavon. Believe it or not, every single painting sold and a total of €600 was made. Many thanks to all involved and thanks to Elavon for their continued support and close ties with Sunbeam House.

New Shop for Christmas in Arklow

Connect are opening a Christmas shop for one week during December to display and sell any arts and crafts which our service users have worked on through the year in Connect on a self employment basis. We would welcome any other service user who has also worked on something a long these lines to come and join in. I know …

Difference Days and Sunbeam on RTE Radio Today

Following on from the fantastic work that Hostelworld.com and Difference Days did with Sunbeam last Friday, Denis O’Reilly from Difference Days will feature at 3pm on Mooney Goes Wild radio show on RTE. Sarah Behan from SHS will also feature.

Before and After

And this isn’t half of the work that Hostelworld.com have done today!…

Hostelworld.com come to Sunbeam

The lads and ladies from Hostelworld.com, in association with DifferenceDays.ie, are in Sunbeam right now making a whole lotta noise and building a decking area, a basketball court and preparing a room to be a gym. Tough work and theyre doing a fantastic job. Lots of smiles. A really decent bunch of people. More photos at the end of the …