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Connacht Clan Table Quiz in aid of Ability West Raises over €2,000

The rain certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits on Thursday March 9th as the Connacht Clan (Connacht Rugby Official Supporters Club) held their annual Table Quiz in Murty Rabbitts on Forster Street in aid of Ability West who were there chosen charity for this year’s event. The action kicked off at 6pm with a live outside broadcast of “Over the Line” sports show with John Mulligan on Galway Bay FM.

‘Home Share Galway’ celebrate the 80th Birthday of Maureen Mahon - Home Sharing Family with Ability West

February the 14th proved to be not just a special day in terms of romance but one for celebration as one of our Home Sharing families Maureen Mahon celebrated her 80th birthday and 30 years providing support as a Home Sharing Family. he Home Sharing service is run jointly between Ability West and the Brothers of Charity Galway. Home Sharing is where a family in the community offers short breaks or full-time shared living to adults and children with intellectual disability.

Connacht Clan Table Quiz in Aid of Ability West – March 9th

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a spot prize and do something for a great cause , then look no further because we’ve got you covered!

The official supporters club of Connacht rugby, “Connacht Clan” will be holding their Annual table quiz in aid of Ability West on Thursday March 9th at 8.30pm in Murty Rabbits on Forster Street in Galway City. There is a registration fee of €40 for a team of 4 people which is payable on the night.

Menlo Walk Celebrates its 10th Annual Year Raising over €7,000 for Ability West

Last Sunday 12th February saw the Annual 5 Mile Menlo Walk take place for its tenth year running. It was a bitterly cold Sunday but this did not deter the enthusiastic walkers who showed up to take part and donate.
This successful walk which was the brainchild of Ray and Brega Kelly was organised in order to raise funds for Ability West where their son Andrew avails of the services.

Service Users from Criost Linn ADS meet Minister Finian McGrath at Launch of “Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport”

On Monday January 23rd Service Users from Criost Linn Adult Day Services (ADS) and the Service Users Council attended The National Platform of Self Advocates Launch of “Our Lived Experiences of Housing and Transport” held in Dublin. This was a report on the research findings of the National Platform of Self Advocates and Centre for Disability Law, NUI Galway. This was delivered by Mr Finian McGrath T.D. and Minister of State at the Departments of Social Protection , Justice and Equality and Health with special responsibility for Disability Issues.

Don’t Miss the 10th Annual Menlo Walk on Sunday February 12th

It’s that time of year again. The annual 5 mile Menlo walk in aid of Ability West is celebrating ten years and this year hope to raise a bumper €10,000 to mark the occasion. The walk takes place on Sunday 12th February, starting at 12:00 Noon from Scoil Bhride Menlo, Galway City. Full details of the event can be found under “Upcoming Events” on www.abilitywest.ie A shuttle bus is available from the city, please contact Brega at 087-6179886

VIDEO!- Second Chance to see Dochas Adult Day Services (ADS) Feature on the RTE Evening News

In case you missed it, last Saturday January 21st Dochas ADS featured on the RTE Evening News. The segment highlighted the benefits and value of the Rural Social Scheme to local community groups. Click on the link below and skip to 5min and 50 seconds in to watch it. Congratulations to all involved who made Ability West very proud.

http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/rte-news-six-one-30003249/10676875/

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