A Big Night for Our Adult Education Graduates

Last night, we hosted what will become the first of many Adult Education Ceremonies. We had students, teachers and volunteers in attendance. All of our wonderful students received their certificates and the event allowed us to reflect on the importance of continuing education, regardless of age, level or ability.

This was also a celebration of all the effort the students put in over the term. The hours of work, effort and concentration have paid off. The joy when receiving their certs was palpable. The displays of the students’ work were brilliant and really highlighted their talents. From dressmaking and art, to DIY, computers and mobile phones, choir, dancing and mindfulness and yoga, as well the cookery class providing some lovely food.

Lastly, but definitely by no means least, we had to say thank you. Not only to the students that attend Ozanam House, but to those that put in the hard-work and dedication to run the classes. From the volunteers, teachers and Kim, who oversees it all. The success of this programme is dependent upon them all. Thank you

Go Team Ozanam! – THANK YOU ALL

A big congratulations and thank you to our Ozanam House Team members that took part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon over the weekend.

The funds they have raised will make a huge contribution to the new Sensory Room in Ozanam House. If you would like to to make a donation to this cause you can do so through this link.

 

 

Our Wonderful Volunteer Leaders – What a Difference they Make

The young people are not the only ones full of excitement and joy for the summer project. This year we have had the highest number of returning volunteers coming back as youth leaders for the duration of the project. This is thanks to the success and pure enjoyment from the previous years. The volunteers can see the positive impact they are making on the lives of these children.

Both our returning and new volunteers bring their dedication, time, energy, skills and experience to each and every day they are in Ozanam House. They make a lasting impact on the lives of the children and young people and even through some of them are only taking part in the project for few days or a week,  children and young people see their energy and the positive attitudes they bring. They are the ones who take part and lead activities each and every day, they facilitate the fun and joy the children and young people are having and look forward to every summer. None of what we are trying to do in Ozanam House would be possible if we didn’t have our amazing volunteers.

With the help and great work of the volunteers, so far we have been able to give a fantastic experience to 235 children and young people this Summer.

 

Congratulations to All of Our Dancers

In Ozanam House, we are lucky to work with such incredible people every day. However, the dancers that take part in Ozanam Come Dancing go above and beyond the call of duty. Their tireless work and dedication goes unseen by most but is greatly appreciated beyond words by us here at Ozanam House.

Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 was our most successful to date and that is down mainly to our amazing dancers and their time and energy. This will mean that 2019 will be our greatest Summer Project yet and this will have a hugely positive impact on the community of the North Inner City. To our Superhero dancers; Thank You One and All.

Mega Prize Raffle Winners

A huge congratulations to all of our winners of the MEGA RAFFLE which was held in Liberty Hall at Ozanam Come Dancing 2019, on March 8th last. See a full list of our winners below.

All of our winners have been contacted and will collect their prizes in Ozanam House over the coming days.

Thank you so much much to everybody that bought and sold tickets. Our raffle raised €8,690 towards our overall total raised funds of €69,000 for Ozanam Come Dancing 2019.

3 Night City Break for two; Christy Canavan Ticket #352

Overnight stay at Ashford Castle; Evatagio Klingiene Ticket #299

Overnight stay at Mount Wolseley Hotel; Finn Cousidcio Ticket #2021

Family holiday to Trabolgan for a family of 5; Carlos Figueira Ticket #2091

Overnight stay at Cellbridge Manor Hotel; Monica Mak Ticket #1146

Overnight stay at Hamlet Court Hotel; Mary Murphy Ticket #343

Overnight stay at Lakeside Hotel; Beth Graham Ticket #3485

€300 Topflight holiday voucher; David O’Brien Ticket #3482

€70 accommodation voucher for Westport Hotel Group; Susan O’Callaghan Ticket #3431

Voucher for dinner for two; Linda Kenny Ticket #4334

Voucher for dinner for two; Irene Kelly Ticket #3282

Voucher for dinner for two; Helen Byrne Ticket #1282

Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 – Raises a staggering €69,000!

Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 

THANK YOU all for your support and for helping us to raise an incredible €69,000 resulting in €63,000 towards our summer youth programmes.

Massive congratulations to Tereza & Graham dancing ‘The Argentine Tango’ – our Ozanam Come Dancing Winners 2019!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our dancers’ sponsors. Thanks also to the companies who donated goods and services to the event, to Tiernan O’Rourke and his team for producing all of our videos, to Eimear Donegan our Audio Visual Producer on the night, all of our many volunteer helpers on the night and to everyone involved for all of your efforts and support in making Ozanam Come Dancing 2019 an incredibly successful evening.

We look forward to seeing you all on the stage next year!