Accessibility

Coming soon

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

Tuesday 17 August 7pm
Friday 20 August 10.30am

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Coming up soon!

Chatty Sessions for the Over’s!!
For those aged 20-40
Wednesday 18th August
8.00pm – 9.00pm
Wednesday 25th August
8.00pm – 9.00pm
If you have not attended the Chatty Sessions with the Teens or Overs yet and would like to, please contact Laura on projectleader@maemurrayfoundation.org

Help in research!

SENAC are carrying out research into how the appeals aspect of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) legislative framework works, in practice, for parents and children.
The experiences and views of parents provide us with valuable information when engaging with policy makers which will ultimately assist us in having a positive impact on the whole SEN community.

They are keen to learn about parent’s experiences of appealing a decision of the Education Authority (EA) and how the system worked / did not work for them and their children.
They are also interested in why, if at any time, a parent may have considered appealing, but subsequently decided not to appeal.

Participation is voluntary and responses will be anonymous and treated in the strictest confidence.
The short survey can be completed by clicking the link below

https://forms.office.com/r/VzpaTjnbhd

Closing date for responses is no later than Friday 10th September.

Coming soon!

Teenage Quiz Theme Night!
Happening: Wednesday 11th August
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: ON ZOOM!
For ages: 13-19
Theme! – Music – Pop – Country – Celebrity!

Chatty Sessions for the Over’s!!
For those aged 20-40
Wednesday 18th August
8.00pm – 9.00pm
Wednesday 25th August
8.00pm – 9.00pm

If you have not attended the Chatty Sessions with the Teens or Overs yet and would like to, please contact Laura on projectleader@maemurrayfoundation.org

Beach Safety Meetings

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. Please click on the link below to register.

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

Monday 9 August 7pm
Thursday 12 August 10.30am

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Free iPad/iPhone!

Free iPad/iPhone for children with sight loss!

Tech for All

For a limited time, Guide Dogs are offering iPads to visually impaired children aged 3-18, while secondary school-age children (age 11-18) may choose an iPhone instead. These devices have excellent accessibility features built-in, such as screen magnification, voiceover and audio descriptions. They will also be there to help you and your child make the most of their new device, by providing online guides and tutorials to help them get started and to ensure they know how to stay safe online. The devices will be completely free of charge. The only requirement is proof of vision impairment.

Apply for a free iPad or iPhone today, by filling in the simple online form at http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/techforall

Stocks are limited so don’t miss out!

August Outdoor Activity Sessions

Outdoor Activity – Book your August Session NOW!

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:

Wednesday 4 August 12-1.30(Drama)
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)

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.

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Beach Safety Induction

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

Wednesday 4 August 7pm
Friday 6 August 10.30am

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Fundraising

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