Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Fermoy Friendship Week: April 11th – 15th

 Fermoy Friendship week returns again for an action packed week from the 11th – 15th April.    As in previous years the overall aim is to promote all things that encourage Friendship within the community. 
Members of the Fermoy Community Network launching Fermoy Friendship Week
One of the central events for the past number of years has been the participation of all Fermoy based schools in the ‘Random Acts of Kindness Initiative’ - the thinking behind this initiative is that everyone loves to read a positive message.  So over the course of Friendship Week we ask all the students, teachers and staff to be more conscious about performing Random Act of Kindnesses.  All kindness stories are written on post-it notes provided and they are placed on the board for everyone to see as a reminder of the positive effect that kindness has on people.
Many of the schools with their Random Acts Of Kindness Boards during Friendship week.

John Lonergan Former Govenor of Mountjoy Jail with teenagers during Friendship week
The organising committee are delighted to announce a number of new interesting and social events in the locality over the course of the week.  A cornerstone event this year will be the Friendship Variety Show which will take place on the Thursday evening, April 14th.  

Already a number of community groups, youth groups and schools have signed up to showcase their musical and artistic talents on the stage of the Palace Theatre at Fermoy Youth Centre.  This event is open to the public with a nominal charge of €5.00 for tickets to help offset the costs of staging the event.

CARA for Friendship Bishop Murphy Primary School
The week itself kicks off on Monday 11th April with a talk on Traveller Culture which will be delivered by traveller ladies living in North Cork.  The key message is to promote understanding and build relationships between the settled and traveller communities.

Another new project this year includes the involvement of local businesses who are being invited to promote kindness utilising their own initiative.  Businesses that join in will get a Friendship Logo Window sticker to display at their premises; Friendship Badges will also be available to purchase in various locations within the community.

The final event of the week will be a treat for the public as Fermoy Film Club will be screening the film ‘Pay it Forward’.  The film will be shown on the Friday night in the Palace Theatre, starting 8pm, €5 charge.

If you are interested in any of events being held during the week please contact the resource centre at 025 32962; you can also check out the new Facebook page called Fermoy FriendshipWeek.  This page has been set up to encourage people in our community to post about activities and acts of kindness.

Friendship Week Social 

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