Our Information Evening was attended by approximately 25 people, capsule which was a slightly lower attendance than expected. However it was apparent from the many questions from the floor that the topics covered by both speakers were of huge interest and relevance to those in attendance. The contributions of both speakers were very well received and appreciated by the audience.
With 39 families in attendance (approx. 80 children and 70 adults), our second ever family day proved a great success. In beautiful sunshine and high temperatures, a great day was had by children and adults alike, with plenty of activities, including swimming, obstacle course, face painting, bouncing castle, t-shirt painting, soccer, military display, and a wonderful barbeque. Many thanks to the Army for being marvellous hosts, and for allowing us the use of their wonderful facilities. Praise must also go to the committee members who put in a huge effort in organising the day and making sure it was a roaring success. And thanks also to everyone who helped out on the day. People were brilliant! Most of all, a big thanks to all the families who attended, and particularly to the children who we know had a wonderful time.
Many thanks to the Army and the Curragh Military Camp for hosting this year’s Activity Day.
Our Information Evening (22nd November) was attended by some 34 people, and if success can be gauged by the number of questions emanating from the audience, then this evening was a resounding success. Whether the topic was orthodontics or genetics, the audience displayed great interest in the subject matter and were very appreciative of the speakers’ contributions.
Our Information Evening (17th November) was attended by some 30 people who took a very encouraging interest in the speakers’ presentations. First up was David Orr, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, who spoke of his involvement in an Operation Smile project twelve months previously in Kenya. Next up was Julie Young, Speech and Language Therapist, who spoke on feeding matters. Questions from the audience indicated a concern about the quality of advice and guidance available in maternity hospitals on feeding the child with a cleft palate.