Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 02.05.11

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STREET COLLECTIONS- VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED.
We have a Street Collection in Tralee on the 6th of May and require
volunteers. With restricted funding, this event is a very important source
of income for our service.

Volunteers are also required for the following dates:

15th of July- Killarney
10th of September- Listowel.

MONTHLY MASS IN SIGN LANGUAGE
Our next monthly mass will be held on the 8th of May. As always, Veronica
White from the National Chaplaincy for the Deaf will interpret the mass. Tea
and coffee will be served afterwards.

If you require transport to this event, please contact us as soon as
possible so we can make the necessary taxi arrangements. The mass will be
held in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee.

CORK KERRY DEAF ACTIVE RETIRED TRIP
From the 9th- 12th of May, the Cork Kerry Deaf Active Retired Group will
travel to Arklow. The group will be staying in the Arklow Bay Hotel. The
group will travel to Glendalough, Avoca and the Powerscourt Gardens.

The cost per person is 180 euro. For more information, contact Catherine
Landers c/o Cork Deaf Association or by text at 087 215 4494.

IDSA 5 OR 7-A SIDE INDOOR FOOTBALL REMINDER
The Irish Deaf Sports Association is hoping to host an indoor football event
for senior men (age from 30+ or 35+) for fun. The location and date are yet
to be decided.

The IDSA have a grant to cover the hall cost and sport equipment, and may
get support from Local Sport Partnerships to support senior Deaf men. If you
are interested, please contact Paul Ryder by email at
irishdeafsports@gmail.com

NEW DEAF CAMPING AND CARAVANNING CLUB ESTABLISHED.
We’d like to send our best wishes to the newly established IDCCC. This group
will organise events throughout Ireland for Deaf camping and caravanning
enthusiasts.

If you would like to join the group or get information on upcoming trips- go
to irishdeafcamping@groups.facebook.com

RNID CALL FOR SUPPORT OF THE EQUALITY ACT 2010 (UK).
To our UK readers- the RNID would like your help to save the Equality Act.
This is a vital piece of legislation, which recently replaced the Disability
Discrimination Act. It protects people with disabilities from discrimination
in the workplace and when accessing services.

As part of its Red Tape Challenge, the UK government is consulting the
public on whether the Act should be scrapped. The Chief Executive of RNID
Jackie Ballard has written to the Home Secretary Theresa May, urging the
government to rethink their decision. This is an important piece of
legislation for our UK Deaf neighbours and they urgently need your help. To
save the Act, go Red tape challenge website and leave a comment in support
of this vital legislation
http://www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/equalities/

ESB DISABILITY TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME
The Electricity Supply Board are running their Disability Traineeship
Programme again this year and WAM have secured a number of placements on
this programme for graduates with disabilities. There will be approximately
six placements on offer (TBC) across a number of their business units.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday the 11th May at 5.00p.m.
Further information, job description and application packs are available at:
http://www.ahead.ie/employment_wamprogramme_currentopportunities.php

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

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: kdrc@eircom.net

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Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399