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Fundraising
If you wish to support us by donating or by fundraising, simply click on the link below. This will enable you you make a one off payment or set up a monthly payment if you prefer. There is also the option to set up a fundraising page, so if you fancy a challenge, we would be delighted to support your fundraising efforts.

As a small charity, your funds really do go far – helping over 2000 people per year, most of whom are excluded on the basis of disability, medical condition, age or caring role. Your generous donations and fundraising efforts help us to focus on creating real change for our member, we really are Creating Change Together!

https://www.justgiving.com/maemurrayfoundation

Availability for August Activity Sessions!

Upcoming Beach Safety Induction dates (each session will last 20-30mins)

Tuesday 27 July 10.30am
Friday 30 July 10.30am

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*BEACH UPDATE*

Due to the good weather, the beaches are very busy. To avoid disappointment – please book your equipment as far in advance as possible – we recommend at least one week in advance.

Remember there is no limit to how often you can book, however we ask that bookings are made at least 72hrs in advance.

Reminder – Teenage outdoor movie night Happening on – 28th July

At Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne. (BBQ area).

5.00PM – 7.30PM (Movie starts at 5.30PM).

MOVIE: Little

August Outdoor Activity Sessions are now available for booking

Dates:

Wednesday 4 August 12-1.30(Families – all ages)
Wednesday 4 August 2.30-4pm(Families – all ages)

Tuesday 17 August 12-1.30(Families – all ages)
Tuesday 17 August 2.30-4pm(Families – all ages)

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Teenage outdoor movie night!

Let’s all get together for Movie Night. Meet up with friends, watch a movie with some food, drinks and treats. Sound like fun?

Happening on – 28th July

At Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne. (BBQ area).

5.00PM – 7.30PM (Movie starts at 5.30PM).

MOVIE: Little

Food: You have a choice of

A) Chicken goujons and chips

B) Just Chips or

C) Bring your own food.


Register by emailing Team Leader Laura – projectleader@maemurrayfoundation.org

Activities Update!

Upcoming Beach Safety Induction dates (each session will last 20-30mins)

Wed 14 July 11am
Tues 20 July 10am

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We have limited opportunities for members to join us for our upcoming Outdoor Sessions. We will have Accessoloo (mobile changing places) on-site and you will have the option of the following activities: music workshop, arts/craft and loose play options. Please note these sessions are outdoors and are therefore subject to weather conditions. 

Dates:

Thursday 15 July 12-1.30pm(Families – all ages)
Thursday 15 July 2.30-4pm(Families – all ages)
Friday 23 July 12-1.30 (Families – all ages)
Friday 23 July 2.30-4pm (Families- all ages)

Location:
Sessions will take place at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne. This venue has a fantastic covered area which will protect us from the typical Northern Ireland weather. We will detail where to find us in your confirmation email.

Please click on the link below to complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form. We have limited spaces available and will offer these on a first come first served basis. We have many more sessions planned in the upcoming months, so if you do not get a space this time, we will prioritise those who missed out next month.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQs5qsqBEpK78vAd1flySuxGYP7P3Sc-zlkpamccdGCkWVgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Outdoor Activity Sessions

We have limited opportunities for members to join us for our upcoming Outdoor Sessions.  We will have Accessoloo (mobile changing places) on-site and you will have the option of the following activities: music workshop, arts/craft and loose play options. Please note these sessions are outdoors and are therefore subject to weather conditions. 

Dates:

Thursday 8 July 12-1.30pm (Families – all ages)
Thursday 8 July 2.30-4pm (Families – all ages)
Thursday 15 July 12-1.30pm (Families – all ages)
Thursday 15 July 2.30-4pm (Families – all ages)

Parent/carer must remain onsite at all times and will be responsible for their son/daughter. Staff and volunteers will be onsite to assist with activities and participation however they will not be providing medical or personal care support at this time.

Please remember, not all families, volunteers or staff have received the vaccine and therefore we recommend that you continue to social distance at these events.

Location:
Sessions will take place at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne. This venue has a fantastic covered area which will protect us from the typical Northern Ireland weather. We will detail where to find us in your confirmation email.

Please click on the link below to complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form (linked below). We have limited spaces available and will offer these on a first come first served basis. We have many more sessions planned in the upcoming months, so if you do not get a space this time, we will prioritise those who missed out next month.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQs5qsqBEpK78vAd1flySuxGYP7P3Sc-zlkpamccdGCkWVgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Beach Safety Induction

Upcoming Beach Safety Induction dates (each session will last 20-30mins)

Monday 21 June 7pm
Tuesday 22 June 1pm
Monday 5 July 10am

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Virtual Tour of Inclusive Beach

You can now take a virtual tour of our Inclusive Beach facility at Benone, Limavady, courtesy of Sport NI. Filming was kindly facilitated through Sport NI’s partnership with Mencap and we are very grateful to both organisations and to the service users involved, who co-produced this fantastic resource.

www.activelivingnolimits-vr.co.uk/BenoneBeach/index.html

Outdoor Activity Sessions

Are you concerned about being in busy public spaces? Do you miss the outdoors? Would you like to enjoy nature, music, arts activities and play but still have dignified toilet facilities to hand?

We have limited opportunities for members to join us for our upcoming Outdoor Sessions.  We will have Accessoloo (mobile changing places) on-site and you will have the option of the following activities: music workshop, arts/craft and loose play options. Please note these sessions are outdoors and are therefore subject to weather conditions. 

Dates:

Sunday 6 June 12-1.30pm FULLY BOOKED
Sunday 6 June 2.30-4pm FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 12 June 12-1.30pm FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 12 June 2.30-4pm (Teenagers age 13-19)
Thursday 8 July 12-1.30pm (Families – all ages)
Thursday 8 July 2.30-4pm (Families – all ages)
Thursday 15 July 12-1.30pm (Families – all ages)
Thursday 15 July 2.30-4pm (Families – all ages)

Parent/carer must remain onsite at all times and will be responsible for their son/daughter. Staff and volunteers will be onsite to assist with activities and participation however they will not be providing medical or personal care support at this time.

Please remember, not all families, volunteers or staff have received the vaccine and therefore we recommend that you continue to social distance at these events.

Location:
Sessions will take place at Carnfunnock Country Park in Larne. This venue has a fantastic covered area which will protect us from the typical Northern Ireland weather. We will detail where to find us in your confirmation email.

Please click on the link below to complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form. We have limited spaces available and will offer these on a first come first served basis. We have many more sessions planned in the upcoming months, so if you do not get a space this time, we will prioritise those who missed out next month.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQs5qsqBEpK78vAd1flySuxGYP7P3Sc-zlkpamccdGCkWVgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Are you interested in using our inclusive beach equipment this summer?

We are delighted to announce that our inclusive beaches will be operational this summer! Due to changes in the booking process due to Coronavirus, everyone who wishes to borrow equipment at our beaches (including those who are attending a surf event) must attend a beach safety induction meeting via Zoom before booking beach equipment.

IMPORTANT – The person who attends this session must be the person booking the equipment at the beach. If there are multiple family members or carers that may be accompanying a participant to the beach, we recommend you all attend a session as equipment WILL NOT be handed over to an individual who has not attended an induction session.

Upcoming Beach Safety Induction dates (each session will last 20-30mins)

Tuesday 8 June – 9.30am
Tuesday 8 June – 7pm

*Please click on the link below to register*

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6FmX7f_Fc5-9aWdKTIP0L1RfIfH22UlpHBGKkW9g9pMv7ew/viewform?usp=sf_link

We’re Recruiting: Part-time Project Team Leader

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic person who believes in our vision to join our team on a part time basis.

Aim: To plan events for young people of all abilities, ensuring those with complex disabilities are able to take part. To effectively lead the volunteers and personal care staff at events. To ensure that events run smoothly, staff and volunteers are briefed, high quality outcome monitoring and reporting is completed and that any issues are reported and dealt with accordingly.

This role is funded by Children in Need. This is a 2.5 year role. Contact us for a full role description and application form. Closes Wednesday 9 June.