LINKS2PINK DOES STRICTLY
What a couple of months its been, blood sweat and tears for our fabulous dancers. We would like to thank all of you for your fantastic support on both of our Strictly Come Dancing Nights.
Thank you to all the dancers and our wonderful judges and all those behind the scenes who made this such a brilliant couple of nights.
You have to agree the outfits were fetching and everyone looked glamorous.
from everyone at Links2Pink all we have left to say is thank you from the bottom of our hearts and "KEEP DANCING!"
Go over to our Facebook page and have a look through the amazing videos thats on there.
We had a lovely visit tonight at our committee meeting from Kerry McWilliams from Lightwork NI.
Kerry has a real passion for helping families work through issues problems and challenges and we very much look forward to sharing information on how Lightwork NI run programmes here in Antrim.
STRICTLY COME DANCING
It’s September and it’s the month the Links2pink strictly dancers start training!
So if you are one of our dancers please come to Parkhall Community Centre for 7.15pm on Wednesday 19th September when all will be revealed!
This years "Links 2 Pink does Strictly" will be held at the Hilton Hotel Templepatrick on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018
ACTION CANCER BUS
We are funding the big bus to come to The Junction car park on 11th and 12th September.
All breast screening appointments are booked but health checks for both men and women are available on both days.
Please contact Action Cancer using the following link to make an appointment - www.actioncancer.org/appointments
NIGHT AT THE RACES
We would like to say a massive thank you to Jason Beggs from Randalstown for his recent donation of £400
Jason makes a donation to Links2pink each year from a football tournament that he runs called the Beggs Cup in memory of his sister and brother.
Thanks Jason and well done for all your hard work!
We have teamed up with The Top of the Town Restaurant and Oasis Antrim to offer four young people the amazing opportunity of learning new skills and see what it takes to be a Chef and go behind the scenes at an awarding restaurant.
We would like to wish our four volunteer chefs good luck as Bethany, Scott and Taylor and Nathan have begun their training with Head Chef Nigel Greenan from The Top of the Town.
We would like you to come and support these Street Chefs as they cook your meal on two special dates.
On Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July they will cook for those who have booked. 2 courses for £15
Tickets are available from the bar and they will go quickly!
Let’s support the young folk of our community!
RUN AARON RUN
Super Hero Arron Johnston ran the walled city marathon on 2nd June. While we are all sunning ourselves in the garden he was running 26 miles raising funds for Links2pink. We think he’s amazing! Thank you Arron.
"Today I ran marathon 41 the mourne way . It was crazy hot and a lot of tuff times. But that is nothing that people who links2pink charity help go through in daily life.
Please help with the link below
SOAP BOX DERBY
We took part in Antrim Festival Soap Box Derby on Friday 8th June.
A big thanks to James McKeown, Jason McCreight and Matthew Robinson, who participated for Links2pink in a pink bath, yes a pink bath from the Greystone Road down through the town.
It was so much fun even if a wheel did fall off..
pics by Peter McMeekin
MR & MRS
Another great nights craic, we raised £780.00.
Thanks to all our couples, to all who supplied the prizes, Phil McCrorie for his fab music and off course to REDZ for the venue.
We would like to give a special mention to Denny Clarke who supported us over the years and is sadly missed by us all.
Pics by Peter McMeekin
This is our brave little friend Kyle and Kyle is what’s known as “a real trooper”. His Mum Joanne is also amazing. #supportinglocalfamilies
“Kyle has to go to the hospital 4 times a week for treatment. He has a lot of complex needs which means he needs a lot of medical care.
I approached links2pink to ask if they could help with fuel costs. Kyle and myself will be forever grateful with what links2pink have done for us ❤️❤️ love Joanne
LETS GET BEHIND OISIN
At the beginning of December 2016, I suffered what I now know was my first epileptic seizure. At the time I was 14 years old. On Boxing Day I had my 3rd 'Full Body' seizure, resulting in an overnight stay in Antrim Area Hospital. New Years Day, another seizure, another over night stay in hospital. Two days later, and I was back to school after the Christmas break, and I had a seizure in my classroom, in front of my class mates. Thankfully, getting together with a few close classmates before Christmas, and because of what my dad told them to expect, and how to deal with it, they really sprung into action in the classroom. My closest friends organised teachers and students alike, as to what they should be doing, and without them, who knows what may have happened?
As you can see from my pics, I love, and play rugby, for Randalstown RFC. Epilepsy has not stopped me playing the sport I love, and I could not do it without the mateship I've found with my team mates, coaches, and all the training and support staff behind me. I know I can play rugby with the knowledge that if something does happen on the pitch, then all my team mates, and coaches know exactly what to do, just like my classmates in school.
My last seizure was over 11 months ago. (funnily enough, caused by a knock in a rugby match, and this time, after the knock, the rugby club staff knew exactly what to do).
That is my story, and here is my question; I am hoping to set up an Epilepsy Support Group. I'm thinking of the support I have behind me from classmates, team-mates, and my family.
> How many others are there out there, who have epilepsy, have a family member/friend who suffers?
> How many of them do not have someone they can talk to , in confidence or share their story?
> How many others with epilepsy feel they're the 'only ones', or get looked on as different?
> How many kids maybe get a hard time at school from other kids because of having epilepsy?
> How many kids (or adults) are there that think their life is just epilepsy, and nothing else?
> How many parents/adults would like to talk to other parents/adults about advice or experiences?
This is not solely about kids with epilepsy. Its about adults too. Their families, or friends, neighbours, or even strangers. I want EVERYONE to know that there is someone out there that they can talk to, or to know that even a complete stranger can help in the event that they have a seizure.
Can people let me know if there is much interest for a support group in the Antrim area?
If you want to get more information or think this support group is a good idea please contact Oisin through our CONTACT US