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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Fermoy Friendship Week begins next week. Start a Ripple, Create a Wave

Pupils of Bishop Murphy Primary School and Presentation Primary School winners of the Friendship Poster Competition pictured at the launch of Fermoy Friendship Week with members of the Fermoy Friendship Week organising team.

Fermoy Friendship week returns again for an action packed week from 16th to 21st April.    As in previous years, the overall aim is to promote all things that encourage Friendship within the community. 

Again, the ‘Random Acts of Kindness Initiative’ will run in primary schools in Fermoy – to encourage everyone in the school community to be more conscious about performing Random Act of Kindnesses.  Also running again will be promoting a similar theme in the local preschool groups known as Theme of Week - Friendship & Kindness Fun Reading Initiative" – books will be provided with a friendship theme - last year these were a big hit with the kids.

The week itself kicks off on Monday 16th with a ‘Meet and Mingle 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 10.30am at the Resource Centre.   Refreshments will be served after the walk.

The highlight of the week will be the Friendship Variety Show, which will be held at the Palace theatre, Fermoy Youth Centre, 7.30pm – Tickets only €5.  The night will showcase a broad spectrum of local talent and an entertaining night is promised for all.

Other events taking place over the course of the week include; Traveller Culture Awareness training which will be hosted by the Travellers of North Cork.  Singing for the Brain will take place on Wednesday 18th April at the HSE Saint Francis Day Centre, Rathealy Road from 2.30 – 4pm; this will mark their first birthday; so all are welcome to come and help them celebrate (no singing experience necessary).

Many local businesses will be making a special effort to make the week a special event.  Those that take part will receive a Friendship Logo Window sticker to display at their premises.  Many businesses will sell the Friendship button badges for €2 each.  If you have an idea just simply upload it onto the Fermoy Friendship Week Facebook page. 

On Friday 20th April from 10.30 - 12.30 members of the Fermoy Active Retirement Group will be giving an Introduction to the game of Indoor Kurling.  This event will take place in the dance hall at the Youth Centre, Ashe Quay.  All are 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 –  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 check the wonderful display in the Synergy Credit Union window and all information is available on the Fermoy Friendship Facebook page.  We also have a Calendar of Events on display in the AIB bank window beside the ATM.

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'.

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