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Notices for Sunday 17 November 2019

1 There is a retiring collection for the Bishops appeal today (17thof November). The Bishop’s appeal works together with other relief agencies like the Irish Red Cross, and Christian Aid to assist people who are unable to assist themselves.

2 The After School Kids Club continues this Tuesday, 19th of November from 3:30 until 5 pm in the Side Hall of Ballydehob Community Hall, all primary school children welcome and the cost is €2.00 per child.

3 There will be a Holy Communion Service this Thursday morning the 21st of November followed by refreshments in the rectory. We welcome you and your guests.

4 We are in need homemade crafts for the Ballydehob Union of Parishes’ table at the Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 24th of November. We call on all men and women within the parish to offer your creative efforts in producing craft items for the fair. Whatever homemade craft you wish to offer will be very much appreciated and go a long way to assisting the Ballydehob Union of Parishes. Please contact Laura Levis should you have any questions.

5 The Fourth quarter of the Fair Share is due at the end of this month. If you are in a position to support the parish fair share, please place your donation in an envelope and mark it Parish Fair Share. Alternatively give it to Dermod O’Brien or Kate Neilson.

6 The Mothers' Union Christmas dinner this year will be on Sunday the 8th of December at 1:30pm in the Eldon Hotel in Skibbeeren. Anyone interested in attending, please speak with Maud Swanton.

Saint Anne’s Hospital in Skibbereen: The residents of St. Anne’s Hospital Skibbereen would appreciate visits from Volunteers for social interaction, to read or discuss the newspaper, play cards, play bingo, sing a song, play the piano, assist with outings or be innovative in doing something new. For further details, you are welcome to contact Ms Tara O’Donovan, Clinical Nurse Manager, on Tel. 028-38132.

Cancer Connect is a brilliant initiative between West Cork Rural Transport and the hospitals in Cork City. A rare occasion of the left hand and the right hand actually working together. People who need radiotherapy have to receive a 10-minute treatment every day for 35 days. This radiotherapy can only be administered in The Regional Hospital in Cork, so a really tiresome daily trek is needed. The West Cork Rural Transport provide a daily mini-bus service from Goleen along the N71 to Cork which is free to any patient requiring this treatment. The really excellent part of this is that the Regional Hospital ensure that any patients from West Cork will receive their treatment between noon and 1pm.

A further service is now in place whereby patients requiring chemotherapy and other cancer treatments can avail of a private car and driver. The drivers of both services are volunteers, and so far more than 300 trips to Cork Hospitals have been provided. If you feel you can help with driving, once a month is all that is needed, please contact Helen on 027 52727. Or if you know of any patients who may find the service of use, please call Helen on 027 52727. The proceeds of the Pancake Day coffee morning were donated to this excellent service.

The Aughadown Church Hall If you know of anyone who is having a party, family gathering, wedding reception, children’s party, and are looking for a venue, please suggest the Church Hall at Church Cross. It comes with a well equipped kitchen; good parking; lots of space outside if you have youngsters wanting to run about and let off steam, and is very reasonable to hire.

The Aughadown Walking Group meets every Monday and Thursday at 10am at the GAA Community Hall at Church Cross. All are welcome to join the Group for a walk. The walk lasts about 40 minutes along local lanes, all of which are fairly flat and sheltered. It is not a route march, a race or over-strenuous, but an opportunity to get fit and socialise. There is no charge and for further information please call Brigid O’Brien on 38132.