May 4

Gerry Finn 086-88055

Reporter:

Gerry Finn 086-88055

SIGN4LIFE: The Sign4Life Team will be facing the Dragons on Junior Dragons Den next Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 9.30pm on RTE1. We wish them the best of luck with their sign language app and their pitch for funding with the Dragons. Their app is a resource to teach people sign language so that the general public can communicate with the deaf community. The team include Fiona Mangan, Coleen Mullane, Chris O’Brien, Caoimhe O’Neill and Ciara Reidy. Their app is currently on the android market and they hope to expand to the iphone market with additional funding. The annual fashion show ‘Passion for Fashion’ took place on Wednesday last, April 24 in the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel. It was a great success and we would to thank all of our advertisers, parents and friends who supported the event. Our annual Golf Classic will take place Friday, May 10 in Charleville Golf Club. The cost is €200 per team of 4. This includes tea, coffee and scones on arrival, green fees and dinner on completion of the golf. Fabulous prizes to be won including Four Ball on Links Courses with accommodation in various venues around the country. If anybody would like to put in a team please contact Karen on 061 393105 to book a tee time.

SIGN4LIFE: The Sign4Life Team will be facing the Dragons on Junior Dragons Den next Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 9.30pm on RTE1. We wish them the best of luck with their sign language app and their pitch for funding with the Dragons. Their app is a resource to teach people sign language so that the general public can communicate with the deaf community. The team include Fiona Mangan, Coleen Mullane, Chris O’Brien, Caoimhe O’Neill and Ciara Reidy. Their app is currently on the android market and they hope to expand to the iphone market with additional funding. The annual fashion show ‘Passion for Fashion’ took place on Wednesday last, April 24 in the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel. It was a great success and we would to thank all of our advertisers, parents and friends who supported the event. Our annual Golf Classic will take place Friday, May 10 in Charleville Golf Club. The cost is €200 per team of 4. This includes tea, coffee and scones on arrival, green fees and dinner on completion of the golf. Fabulous prizes to be won including Four Ball on Links Courses with accommodation in various venues around the country. If anybody would like to put in a team please contact Karen on 061 393105 to book a tee time.

Sign 4 Life meet with their mentor Gavin Duffy: Salesian Secondary College will hold a colours day on Friday, May 10 in aid of the Donal Walsh appeal to ‘Fix Crumlin’. Many secondary schools in Limerick are taking part and all the proceeds from the colours day event will go to the Cancer Unit at Our Ladys Childrens Hospital Crumlin. We organised a ‘Great Irish Bake’ cake sale in our school on Thursday, April 25, it was a great success with €510 raised for Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

BAG A BARGAIN: A number of teachers from Salesian Secondary College are participating in a Camino in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. They are organising a fundraising event, please donate any unwanted handbags, scarves, hats, sunglasses and accessories to the school office for a Handbag and Accessory sale, date to be confirmed.

VOLUNTEER AMBASSADORS SOUGHT FOR THE GATHERING: As part of The Gathering 2013, Volunteer Ireland is looking for Volunteer Ambassadors for Limerick to provide a warm Irish welcome to visitors during this year’s busy tourist season. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to greet visitors from across the globe and show them why Limerick is one of the best places in the world to visit! Volunteer Ireland is looking for friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable volunteers who aren’t afraid to actively approach visitors and provide information about upcoming Gathering events in the local area. Volunteers must be over 18, have fluent English and should be available to volunteer for one two-hour shift per week (Wednesday to Saturday) between May 24 and August 3. Deadline for application is May9 2013. For further information see www.volunteer.ie/events/thegathering or call Volunteer Ireland on 01 636 9446.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: West Limerick Resources will be running a Start Your Own Business course in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Saturdays May 11,18 from 10am-4pm. The course will cover all aspects of how to start your own business. To register for a place contact Morgan on 069 66290 or email mboohan@wlr.ie

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK: As part of National Volunteer Week, Limerick Volunteer Centre will be organising a volunteer team to participate in an Outdoor Painting Project in Adapt Domestic Abuse Services, Rosbrien, Limerick on Thursday May16 from 9.30am – 3pm. ADAPT operates the country’s largest refuge facility which provides emergency accommodation for women and children who have to leave their homes due to domestic abuse. The play area / garden, for the children who live in the refuge, is in much need of paint work and Limerick Volunteer Centre are hoping to recruit up to 20 volunteers to help with the project. Contact Limerick Volunteer Centre on 087-7387481 or email info@volunteerlimerick.ie