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BINGO: Beaufort Defibrillator Group are planning a fundraising bingo night to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators. Pictured were: Norma McHugh, Susan English, Gemma Robins, Mary O'Connor and Miriam Malone.

Beaufort Defibrillator Group plans to hold a bingo night this April to raise vital funds to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators.

The bingo night, which is open to the whole community and beyond, will be held at Beaufort Community Centre, on Friday April 12, at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm and children are welcome to attend so feel free to bring all the family along for an entertaining evening.

Some great prizes will be up for grabs for calling a line or a full house, and there will also be a cash jackpot for a lucky winner.

Adult books are €10 each and children’s books will be available for €5 each.

Jackpot sheets are sold separately at €2 each. There will also be refreshments at the interval and a raffle.

Beaufort has nine life-saving defibrillators which can be found at, Beaufort Community Hall, Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Cronin’s Yard, Kilgobnet National School, Cullina National School, Lord Brandon’s Cottage, Curraghmore Black Valley (x2) and Kissane’s shop.

As well as having a great start to your weekend you’ll be supporting a life and death cause, Mary O’Connor, Chairperson of the group explained.

“Beaufort’s nine life-saving defibrillators need to be consistently funded to remain in reliable working order to help save anyone who goes into cardiac arrest,” she said.

“Think of them as insurance for yourself and your loved ones should the unthinkable ever happen.”

All funds made on the evening will go towards the running costs of Beaufort’s nine defibrillators, including batteries and electrode pads which need regular replacement, and the provision of CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training for the community and beyond.

 

For further information about the bingo night or to book your place on the next defibrillator training day please call Mary O’Connor on 0861992401.

 

 

 

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Shoebox appeal is biggest yet for Faha kids

By Michelle Crean It’s no wonder Faha pupils have a big smile on their faces as this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is their biggest yet! The children happily packed and wrapped 140 shoeboxes which will be sent to children in need throughout the world. The school has been doing the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal […]

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By Michelle Crean

It’s no wonder Faha pupils have a big smile on their faces as this year’s Team Hope Shoebox Appeal is their biggest yet!

The children happily packed and wrapped 140 shoeboxes which will be sent to children in need throughout the world.

The school has been doing the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal for approximately six years when parent, Margaret Scully, initially contacted one of the SNAs, Delia O’ Shea, wondering if they’d be interested in taking part. Since then the appeal has been wholeheartedly supported by the pupils, staff and extended Faha NS community.

“This year has been the biggest yet with 140 shoeboxes collected and many more donations online,” Jerry Fitzgerald, Principal of Faha NS, said. “It is a learning experience for the children to realise that there are children just like themselves who may not be so fortunate and they really enjoy being given the opportunity to help out. They have great suggestions as to what to put in the shoeboxes and really put a lot of thought into it. The boxes are wrapped in Christmas paper which is also very exciting both for the children doing the wrapping as well for the children receiving the boxes.” However, he added that last year the COVID-19 pandemic brought about big changes and the physical shoeboxes were not collected. “Instead the children were able to do virtual shoeboxes or donate money. This cloud had a silver lining as this year people have both options and it makes it easier than ever to donate. The shoebox appeal always marks the start of Christmas at Faha NS and we are delighted to be able to help out. We are already looking to smash our record next year! Thanks to everyone who donated. The staff and students of Faha NS would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a safe New Year 2022.”

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More than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country without power

Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country. The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will […]

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Gale force winds associated with Storm Barra, with gusts of over 130 km/h, are continuing to cause damage to the electricity network, currently affecting more than  38,000 homes, farms and businesses across the country.

The damage is mainly attributable to fallen trees on overhead lines as a result of the high winds. ESB Networks’ crews will continue to work late into the evening to restore power to those affected, where safe to do so, but unfortunately, some customers will remain without electricity overnight.

Since early morning and despite challenging conditions, ESB Networks have continued to restore power to customers across the country.
With the storm still crossing the country, more damage and interruptions to supply can be expected. ESB Networks reminds the public that if you come across fallen wires or damaged electricity network, never, ever touch or approach these as they may be LIVE and extremely dangerous.

All internal resources and contractors remain on alert and are responding to electricity outages once it is safe to do so. With a Red weather warning in the Southwest in effect until 9 pm tonight, and Co Clare until 1 am on Wednesday morning, some of our crews may not be mobilised on the ground until the worst of the severe weather passes.

We are advising all those impacted by outages that they should prepare to be without electricity overnight and into tomorrow, with some customers potentially without power beyond that. It is very important that any customers who use electrically powered medical devices should contact their healthcare professional to make alternative arrangements if necessary.

In addition to safety procedures associated with power restoration, crews continue to work under all national Covid-19 protocols with respect to hygiene, social distancing and PPE.

Customers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.powercheck.ie

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