Fermoy Friendship Week: March 27th - April 1st

Press Release  - Start a Ripple, Create a Wave Fermoy Friendship Week: March 27th - April 1st

Fermoy Friendship week returns again for an action packed week from the March 27th – 1st April.    As in previous years the overall aim is to promote all things that encourage Friendship within the community. 

One of the central events for the past number of years has been the participation of all Fermoy based primary 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.  Childcare services in Fermoy will host  a "Theme of Week - Friendship & Kindness Fun Reading Initiative" -  the committee provide books with a friendship theme - last year these were a big hit with the kids.

The week itself kicks off on Monday 27th March with at Friendship Walk - this is hosted by the Walkie Talkie walking group and members of the community are invited to join them on one of their weekly walks; meeting at 10.15am in the Resource Centre.  On the afternoon of Monday 27th a free workshop on Traveller Culture Awareness workshop will be delivered by two traveller ladies living in North Cork.  The key message is to promote understanding and build relationships between the settled and traveller communities.  To book a place on this workshop please contact the Resource Centre on 025 32962.

The Fermoy Community Network have issued an open invitation to all Fermoy Businesses to engage with this initiative- the businesses will promote kindness utilising their own initiative.  Businesses that join in will get a Friendship Logo Window sticker to display at their premises.  Friendship Button Badges will also be on sale over the course of the week.

A unique event will take place at the Alzheimer's Day centre at Rathealy Road on Tuesday 28th March, 10.30 – 12 pm ; it is called ‘Singing for the Brain’.  This event  will form part of the itinerary for Fermoy Friendship Week 2017.  On the morning Fiona Flavin, choir coordinator for 'Singing for the Brain' will be on hand to demonstrate how it works.  Fiona is currently running a similar group in Mallow.  You do not have to be a Tenor or Soprano to attend; no singing experience or talent is necessary and we hope it will be a fun and sociable experience.   This  event is free and an open is issued to all members of the community.
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Fancy a cuppa & a chat well then come along to the Friendship Social Coffee morning on Thursday 30th March at 11am at the Resource Centre, McCurtain Street.  The ladies from the Fermoy Travellers Women's Group, the Hokey Cokey's and the Fermoy Mothers' Group will be on hand to tempt you with lovely treats.

A cornerstone event this year will be the Friendship Variety Show which will take place on the Thursday evening, March 30th.  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 Youth Centre, Ashe Quay.  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.  Tickets for this event will be on sale at the box office on the night.

On Friday 31st March from 10.30 - 12.30 members of the Fermoy Active Retirement Group will be giving a demonstration on Curling Demonstration in the dance hall at the Youth Centre, Ashe Quay.  All welcome to come along and try their hand at this wonderful new leisure activity.

The final event of the week will be a treat for all members of the public as our local Emergency Response Services will be hosting a Meet & Greet in the Old Mart Car Park from 10am - 12noon.  There will be lots to see and do on the morning; so be sure to come along.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of events being held during the week please contact 085 8742320 for more information ,you can have a look at our display in Synergy Credit Union and remember you can keep up to date with events online - be sure to follow our Face book page Fermoy Friendship.

 The Fermoy Community Network committee members are delighted to have such a wide variety of events on offer to the community over the course of the week and we hope you get to enjoy some of the events and remember to keep 'Paying It Forward'.