Kiera, Andrew, Wayne, Tara and Tomek wishing you all a Happy St.Patrick’s day from Bri Nua in Arklow.
The past year has been very hard , difficult and sad due to Covid 19. So to help us focus on something positive and a challenge to work towards over the next 8 weeks I have set up an 8 week fitness challenge . This not only will motivate us to start exercising but should also be fun as well.
It is also to raise funds for SHS . So please come and Join us , we have 12 TEAMS so far .
Pick your Team of 5 . E20 each , E100 for Team. Give your Team a funny name as there is a Spot Prize for the Team with funniest name along with other spot prizes !!.
Please get your Team Leader to contact Ruth Eagar to register your Team. Ruth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To pay please go to
Looking forward to having as many Teams as possible , the more the merrier !!!
My name is Sharon and I live in Ashford.
During these covid times I thought I would share with you my music list. This is my top 5 tunes to “Groove n Move” to.
These songs make you feel fantastic and I am the greatest singer in the world!!!
- “I want to break free” by Queen (https://youtu.be/f4Mc-NYPHaQ)
- “The tide is high” by Blondie (https://youtu.be/ppYgrdJ0pWk)
- “Staying Alive” by The Bee Gees (https://youtu.be/fNFzfwLM72c)
- “Sailing” by Rod Stewart (https://youtu.be/FOt3oQ_k008)
- “Mull of Kintyre” by Paul McCartney (https://youtu.be/OrbuDWit1Co)
Put these songs into You tube to sing and dance away any blues 😉
Lock down here we go cases rising strong and fast its like the script of a movie cast
I pray to God in Heaven it doesn’t last keep my family and friends in your loving grasp
Staying at home to be safe and sound it will help others all around
A month or two its entirely up to you stay safe stay sound its better than being 6 feet in the ground.
Being at home can be fun catch up with your kids and your hunny bun
so wash your hands and wear your mask after all its a simple task
we will see each other when times get better I hope you like my little letter
Clients from Bridgewater took part in the recent Newstalk “Step in Their Shoes” campaign from the 21st – 27th September raising money for Concern. The idea of the campaign was to walk Ten Thousand steps each day for seven days which all the clients completed. The clients monitored their steps on their step counters and raised €568 for concern in the process.
Here is a photo of Shirley from Redcross. She celebrated her birthday today in Ballyraine. ( Never ask a lady her age!) Shirley was delighted with the cake we made for her. She is one of the people who has come in to use Sunbeam’s services from way back in the early days when Ballyraine was first established. Shirley is still buzzing around the place keeping everyone in check. Happy Birthday Shirley from everyone in Ballyraine.
Another six long weeks lockdown nowhere open nowhere to go hope time doesn’t go to slow
Keeping brain and body active not getting fat and unattractive
washing hands wearing masks staying two meters apart
5 kilometers ain’t that far to go for a run, a jog or a drive in the car I would much rather be
sitting having a drink in a bar
Not seeing family or friends till it finally ends
With godspeed grace and cheer hopefully it will be a better time next year
Residential services have been hit with a bang they can’t meet up with their gang
Being told they have to stay put it’s all in a rut
Not going out and about
Not knowing what it’s all about
Not seen friendly faces or going to the usual places
It’s being Able to chose if You don’t want to loose contact – that could be a big fact
Chilling in doing what you do
or going out to have a stew
Keeping safe and sound is only right and proper
Hopefully it does not come a cropper!
by Stephen, Chairperson of Viewpoint
You may know that Viewpoint made some Social Distance Stickers to support clients upon the reopening of services. There has been some delay getting the stickers distributed to locations but Viewpoint is assured that all services will have them by next week. Here is a photo of the sticker which Ed (vice chair) has sent in from his home in Hillview with everyone socially distanced and wearing the stickers. In the photo left to right is Aengus, Willie, Des and Ed. Viewpoint wants to encourage everyone to wear the stickers to follow public health guidance and stay safe and well.
This is a little musical video from the Outreach Programme South, (Tracey, Sally ,Mat, Trish, Larry, Marie, Catherine Rebecca and Anne Kavanagh) that the service users and families of the south outreach programme poured their hearts and hard work into. Thank you all for all your support in having a great outreach programme which brought along a lot of learning, communication, fun and growth.