C H R I S T M A S P A R T I E S

We had 2 fabulous parties on Sunday 9th December 2018 for our members.

The Children’s party was in the Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane Co Meath and the Teenagers and Adults Party was in The Trim Castle Hotel Co Meath. A big Thank you to both venues as they both pulled out all the stops so that we all had a good time.

There was a great atmosphere and everybody had a good time. Santa brought presents to our younger members and everybody was very happy with their presents. There was a Selfie Mirror at the Teen Adult Party for all our Selfie needs.

A big Thank You to our organisers Nicola Nevin (Children’s), Liz Murray (Teens & Adults) and their teams and all the volunteers on the day who did a fabulous job of organising the parties.

 

 

 

 

Branch Website Relaunch

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch has relaunched our Website www.dsilmb.ie.
We launched it in conjunction with PayPal as part of their 3rd annual Charity Opportunity Hack 2018 which took place on Thursday 1st & 2nd November. The event, which took place at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin, brought together 30 PayPal teammates to create and develop digital resources and systems for Irish charities over a 28-hour period of which Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch was one.
The Branch has a fabulous new Website where we will be able to keep our members informed about our services, News, Events as well as allowing us to fundraise for the Branch online as well as being able to take payments on line..
We would like to extend a huge thank you to PayPal for including us in their Hackathon as well as to the four Hackers on the day that came from as far afield as France, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
Hackers in the Photo are Andrea Cavallini from Italy, Meias Ahmad from The Netherlands, Francois Panassac from France, and Ubaldo Colmenar from Spain.

L A T C H-O N G R A D U A T I O N

Congratulations to 5 hardworking students who completed a 2 year Latch On programme in Drogheda run by Down Syndrome Ireland Louth/Meath Branch.

Our graduates were:

Conor Byrne
Jason McGivern
Conor O’Dowd
Leonie Sarsfield
Barry Smith

The graduation celebration for the students was held in the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda on Thursday 22nd November 2018 with families, friends, teachers and invited guests.

The Latch On Certificates were presented to our Graduates on the night by the Mayor of Drogheda Frank Godfrey.

A big Thank You to our Latch On Coordinators Audrey O’Dowd, Monique McGivern, Clare Leonard and Geraldine Regan.

https://downsyndrome.ie/what-we-do/latch-on-programme/

#ShareTheJourney #PersonFirst #AbilityCounts #LatchOn

C H R I S T M A S / C A R D S

The Branch has just received its allocation of Christmas cards from Down Syndrome Ireland as per photos attached.
Member designed cards (4 designs per pack) in packs of 12 @ €6.00 per pack
NEW Small box format of 10 cards (1 design per box) @ €7.00 per pack
NEW Small Cello Packs of 10 cards (1 design per pack) @ €7.00 per pack
Please contact Brendan on 083 8972044 or email secretarydslm@gmail.com or any Committee member to buy your Cards.
Please note there are no DSI Calendars this year.

Sadhbh’s Tribe Cheque Presentation of €40,127.06

Sadhbh’s Tribe presented the Branch tonight Wednesday 7th November with a cheque for €40,127.06. It is an extraordinary amount of money and we are very grateful to all who were involved. We would especially like to Thank Conal Kelleher, Kevin Haughey, Sorcha Dullaghan and BD, Pat Rogers, Jeff Mc Ardle, Dee Martin, Joanne Matthews and our own Kevin Hampson for their outstanding work. We would also like to Thank all who took part in the Hell & Back. Rest assured that the money raised will be spent very carefully providing vital services for our members.