(Above- left - right : Liam Gill, John Crumlish, Martin Barber, Angela Tourish, Kay McLaughlin, Melanie Mc Lucas & Warner Robinson)

Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education (i.C.A.R.E.) held its AGM on Wednesday 28th May 2014, 2014 with about 20 members attending.

Spokesperson Kay McLaughlin said they had quite the productive meeting as the committee from 2013 all stepped down.  Angela Tourish was re-elected as Chairperson, Martin Barber was elected as Vice Chairperson, Liam Gill was elected as Secretary, Warner Robinson was voted as Vice secretary, Melanie McLucas as Treasurer, and John Crumlish as vice Treasurer and Kay McLaughlin was voted as PRO. 

Chairperson Angela Tourish  said, “Thanks to outgoing Committee member Stacey McLaughlin for all her hard work and dedication to the group last year. “

iCARE have recently purchased the land that the centre is located on with the help of Buncrana County Council and are currently looking at plans for a building with an architect.

iCARE would like to thank the Public for the ongoing support, “Without the generosity of the Community we couldn’t continue as we receive very little funding from the Government.  Anyone with a child or young person with Autism  from Inishowen is more than welcome to join our group”, a spokesperson said.

Tickets are still on sale all around Inishowen for the Win a House draw, and iCARE will be hosting a Teddy Bears Picnic on Sunday 22nd June 2014 from 3.00pm -5.00pm as part of the Feel Good fortnight. Sonas youth club and Cockhill Celtic youth club will be organising a free Variety show called ‘Sing’ which takes place at Cockhill Primary School on Tuesday 24th June 2014 at 7:30pm.

Anyone who would like to get involved with i.C.A.R.E.  or Sonas Youth Club through fund raising or volunteering  or would like further information please contact  the Centre Manager on 0749362226 or youth coordinator of Sonas Youth Club on 0863571375.


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