Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 01.12.14

TESCO COMMUNITY FUND.
We would like to express a sincere thank you to Tesco in the Manor West Shopping Centre in Tralee. Our service has been nominated along with two other charities for the next six weeks for the Tesco Community Fund.

Each time you shop in Tesco in Manor West, you will receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for the cause that means the most to you. At the end of the six weeks, Tesco will divide 1,000 euro amongst the three Charities according to the number of tokens each cause receives.

Our sincere thanks to Frances Woodley for nominating our service and to Tesco for including our service in their Community Fund. For more information on the Fund, go to www.tesco.ie/communityfund/

MASS OF COMMISSIONING FOR NEW LAY CHAPLAIN
Bishop John Buckley will celebrate a ‘Mass of Commissioning’ for John
Patrick Doherty as he begins working in the Diocese of Cork and Ross with
the Deaf Community. John Patrick is from Co. Kerry and we wish him well in
his new role.

You are cordially invited to attend this special Mass. The Mass takes place
at 8pm on Tuesday 16th December in the Cork Deaf Association Centre, Mac
Curtain Street, Cork. To confirm attendance, you can email office@ncdp.ie

DSI RECRUITING MEMBERS FOR MEN/WOMEN SOCCER/FUTSAL TEAMS
Deaf Sports Ireland is looking for new soccer/futsal players for the Irish
Deaf men and women teams. The next Futsal European Championships will be in
four years’ time and preparation for this will start in January.

The current Irish Ladies futsal team who competed in Bulgaria in November is
made up of six players. Ideally, teams would have a total of 14 players in
the squad. Deaf Sports Ireland are determined to build a new squad for four
years’ time, so they are looking for Deaf/hard of hearing players who are
from 13-18 years old. If you know of any Deaf teen in a Deaf school or
mainstream school, let them know of this great training opportunity.

For more information, contact Joe Watson, Assistant administrator. Deaf
Sports Ireland by email joey@deafsportsireland.com

“BRIDES OF KERRY” MAGAZINE – NOW ON SALE
We would like to extend our best wishes to April Drew, originally from Co.
Kerry and who has worked as a sign language interpreter for many years, with
her 2nd bridal publication “Brides of Kerry”. The magazine is now on sale
in shops across Kerry. April’s 1st bridal magazine “Brides of Limerick” has
been a great success and we hope the Kerry magazine will be as successful.

DEAF VICTIMS OF CRIME RESEARCH
We have previously mentioned the ‘Deaf Victims of Crime’ research in our
22nd September newsletter that is being carried out by Dr. Gill Harold. If
you would like to participate in the research or would like to contact Gill-
her email address is g.harold@ucc.ie

There is now a video presentation given by Gill Harold giving information in
sign language on her research on our Centre’s Facebook page. You can view
it by going to: www.facebook.com/video

CHRISTMAS PARTY REMINDER
Our Christmas party will be held at Stokers Lodge from 2–6 pm on Sunday 14th
December. If you are interested please contact us so that we can provide
numbers to Stokers Lodge. If you would like to attend the party, you can
text us on 087 633 4687 or email kdrc@eircom.net

The December’s Mass in sign language will be held beforehand at St. John’s
Pastoral Centre, Tralee at 1pm.

2015 CALENDARS – ETHIOPIA DEAF PROJECT
Calendars are now available to purchase here in the Centre for 3euro each
with 100% of all monies going towards the Ethiopia Deaf Project. They are
also looking for volunteers to sell the calendars throughout Ireland. Our
service has sponsored a page in the calendar and there is a photo of our
most recent trip to Ethiopia too.

To everyone who supports the Ethiopia Deaf Project in any way, your support
is greatly appreciated and is particularly appreciated by all those the team
worked with in Ambo. The school is changing Deaf people’s lives for the
better and they are forever grateful for this support.

STAFF MEMBER’S BIRTHDAY
Just want to wish our staff member, Sandra, a very happy birthday. Hope she
enjoyed her fresh cream strawberry cake!

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND

Charity Number CHY20854

Text (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail kdrc@eircom.net
Website www.kerrydeaf.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf
Twitter https://twitter.com/kerrydeaf

KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.