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GREAT LIMERICK RUN:
1st-3rd May: If you are looking for something to do - the great Limerick virtual run will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend . You can complete your choice of distance, 26mls, 13mls, 10 Mile, 10km and 5km. You can do this at your leisure and in your own locality. Each registered participant will receive a custom Medal and T-Shirt and €5 is donated to your choice of charity which you will select at registration, on www.greatlimerickrun.ie

TEA DAY:
6th May: On Thursday 6th, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland is calling the NATION to TEA, to support the half a million Irish families affected by dementia.
The Alzheimer Society is still supporting people with dementia and their families as their Home Care; Dementia Advisers; National Helpline, and Online Family Carer Training are all still running, as their administration staff are operating from their homes.
For practical information, emotional support or information on their services, contact The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline which is open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on 1800 341 341 or email helpline@alzheimer.ie. The National Helpline has a new free call-back service which offers people with dementia and family carers, the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during COVID. Simply call 1800 341 341 to avail of this service.

DARKNESS into LIGHT:
8th May, 2021, it's going socially distanced, of course !
Join Pieta for a special ''Darkness Into Light Sunrise'', and give the gift of hope to those impacted by suicide and self-harm. Join in any way you can – walk, swim, bike or simply share your sunrise moment. You can also support by making a purchase from their shop - www.pieta-house.myshopify.com

BOWEL SCREEN:
You may have heard the adverts from the HSE regarding bowel screening, which aims to detect signs of bowel cancer at an early stage, where there are no symptoms. Don't put if off, register now.!
Around 2,800 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Ireland every year. Bowel cancer is the third most common of all cancers in men and the fourth most common of all cancers in women in Ireland. If bowel cancer is found early, it’s easier to treat and there’s a better chance of recovery.
Bowel cancer screening is available to all people aged 60 to 69. You need to be on the bowel screening register before you’re sent an invitation to take a Free screening test. Call Freephone 1800 45 45 55 to check if you're on the register, or to add your details. Do it online at www.hse.ie

COVID VACCINE:
All those in the 60 - 69 age group can register this week to receive their covid jab. You can do it online at hse.ie or by phone on LoCall; 1850 24 1850. Lines open: 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday. It's best to call between 1pm and 6pm., you will get through to an operator quicker. Information needed - email address, mobile number, PPs number and Eircode, if you do not have all these you can still register by phone.

DID YOU KNOW:
26th Apr, 1986 :- An explosion and fire at the No. 4 reactor in Chernobyl resulted in a nuclear meltdown.
27th Apr, 1956:- Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano, retires.
28th Apr, 1923:- Wembley Stadium opens.
29th Apr, 1945:- Dachau concentration camp was liberated.
30th Apr, 1952:- Diary of Anne Frank published.
1st May, 2021:- Tom Noonan celebrates a very roundy birthday.!
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