Biddy Gets her ECCG 2017 Calendar

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ECCG member, Kevin Day, with Irish actor, Mary McEvoy

Top Irish Actor, Mary McEvoy (aka Glenroe's Biddy McDermott) picked up her copy of ECCG's 2017 Calendar recently at Day's Eurospar, Whitegate, Co. Cork.

Sales of the calendar have been very strong this year but there are a few copies left which can be bought for only €5 at McCarthy News, Hurley's SuperValu, Al's Newsagent, Market Green, Owenacurra Pharmacy - all in Midleton. It's also available at Day's Eurospar, Whitegate. A portion of the proceeds every year goes to local charities with East Cork Rapid Response, My Place, Midleton and Ballycotton Lifeboat being among the latest to benefit.

Each purchase comes with an entry form to enter our free draw to win a family membership to Trabolgan Holiday Village for the 2017 season and there's still time to enter.

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Dragon picks up his copy of the ECCG 2017 Calendar

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RTÉ's Dragons Den star and businessman, Bobby Kerr, picked up his copy of our 2017 calendar from ECCG Vice Chairman, Kevin Day when he visited Whitegate recently.

Featuring scenes of Cork, the calendar is always a popular choice with many copies finding their way to various parts of the world in time for the New Year.

The calendar is now on sale for only €5 at McCarthy News, Hurley's SuperValu, Al's Newsagent, Market Green, Owenacurra Pharmacy and Murphy's Pharmacy, Mill Rd - all in Midleton. It's also available at Day's Eurospar, Whitegate. A portion of the proceeds every year goes to local charities with East Cork Rapid Response, My Place, Midleton and Ballycotton Lifeboat being among the latest to benefit.

A fantastic stocking filler for Christmas, with each purchase comes an entry form to enter our free draw to win a family membership to Trabolgan Holiday Village for the 2017 season.

Like Dragon Bobby, you can get your hands on the best deal around this Christmas too although, be warned, stocks are dwindling fast.

 

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Minister picks up his ECCG 2017 Calendar

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Minister of State for Justice, Mr. David Stanton TD, gets his copy of ECCG's 2017 Calendar. Pictured with Kevin Day and Denis Barry of ECCG.

Minister of State for Justice, Mr. David Stanton TD, was one of the first to pick up a copy of ECCG's 2017 Calendar.

Featuring scenes of Cork, the calendar is always a popular choice with many copies finding their way to various parts of the world in time for the New Year.

The calendar is now on sale for only €5 at McCarthy News, Hurley's SuperValu, Al's Newsagent, Market Green, Owenacurra Pharmacy and Murphy's Pharmacy, Mill Rd - all in Midleton. It's also available at Day's Eurospar, Whitegate. A portion of the proceeds every year goes to local charities with East Cork Rapid Response, My Place, Midleton and Ballycotton Lifeboat being the latest to benefit.

A fantastic stocking filler for Christmas, with each purchase comes an entry form to enter our free draw to win a family membership to Trabolgan Holiday Village for the 2017 season.

Get your copy now!

 

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Marty Backs ECCG’s 2017 Calendar

enterprise-town-2016-2 RTE personality, Marty Morrissey, was in Midleton this evening for the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event at the Christian Brothers Secondary School.

The personable presenter from the West Clare village of Mullagh, was delighted to be among the Cork people and took a particular shine to our 2017 Calendar which was just launched today.

This year's calendar features images from Cork and also includes a free draw for a one years family membership to Trabolgan Holiday Village near Whitegate in Co. Cork. They will be on sale at various venues around Midleton and at only a €5 each, they're the best value in town!

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ECCG Presentation to My Place

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ECCG presentation to My Place, Midleton (l to r) James Brady and Anthony O'Connor, ECCG, Denis Ring, My Place, Denis Barry, Noelle Lowney and Kevin Day, ECCG

When East Cork Camera Group looked around this year for a worthy charity to make a donation from the sale of our 2016 Calendar, we looked no further than Midleton's new Youth and Community Facility, My Place, located at the old Fire Station building near the roundabout. On Tuesday 8/12/15, we were delighted to attend the new facility where we met the My Place chairman, Denis Ring, who gave us a tour of the building and told us how it came about and their plans for the future.

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Opened only in 2015, it has been fifteen years in the making and, since an investment in youth is an investment in the future, it ranks as one of the most exciting developments in the area in quite a while.

A 2007 SECAD commissioned report ‘Where do you go when you go out?’ identified that there was no place that teenagers could call ‘their space’ so, in 2010, a small group of people got together to see if this need could be met.

It took almost four years to clear all the hurdles – securing the building and financial backing, appointing an architect and project manager, obtaining a lease, getting various preliminary environmental reports, securing planning permission and appointing a contractor.

These were achieved with the backing of the then Midleton Town Council (later East Cork Municipal District of Cork County Council), SECAD, Clann Credo (a Community Finance Organisation) and numerous individuals and organisations who provided advice and help often at no or reduced charge.

Fundraising began in January 2014 and from the outset was supported by the people of Midleton, Community organisations and local businesses.

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Work began on refurbishing and extending the Old Fire Station in June 2014 and was completed in April 2015. The Centre opened in May 2015 with Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services (CDYS) providing youth services in a dedicated youth café/drop-in centre at the town end of the building with a Leader’s room, café, recreation area, music room and arts space.

The MY PLACE committee provides the overall management of the Centre which is staffed by volunteers and Community Employment personnel. It includes a reception area suitable for art exhibitions, a café at the rear opening onto a pleasant courtyard, a hall for large gatherings and a number of meeting rooms. These facilities are available to rent by community groups and individuals.

Midleton My Place Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee (CRO no. 520799), not having share capital. It is a registered charity (reg. no. 20083663; CHY 20993) All proceeds go to reducing the capital debt and to cover running costs.

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My Place was officially opened on September 19th but has seen usage since midsummer e.g. music, dance, fitness, speech & drama, computer classes, counselling and physiotherapy, historical talks, sports group meetings, Christmas Craft Fair etc.

The support of the people of Midleton has been crucial in the creation of this new facility and its ongoing success depends on volunteers without whom the Centre could not operate.

New volunteers (Garda Vetting and training provided) are always welcome who, no doubt, will find it a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

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East Cork Camera Group is delighted to support the great work being done at My Place and would, in turn, like to thank everyone who support us by buying our annual calendar which is currently for sale at the unbelievably low price of only €5 at the following outlets:

Hurley's Supervalu, Midleton; Day's Eurospar, Whitegate; Murphy's Pharmacy, Riversdale Shopping Centre; McCarthy's Newsagent, Main Street, Midleton; O'Briens Sandwich Café, Main St; Owenacurra Pharmacy, Main St; Al's Newsagent, Market Green, Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, Fota Retail Park, Carrigtwohill and from any member of East Cork Camera Group.

The message from My Place is that it is open and operating and welcomes everyone to their new facility.

Check out more on My Place here:
Tel: 0214621547
Mobile: 086 393 4848
Email: myplacemidleton@gmail.com
Website: www.myplacemidleton.ie
Facebook: My Place Midleton

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