22 Feb NN #25: Going the Extra Mile
As we face the news of a lengthier lockdown, we’re taking a moment to reflect on all the hard work we’ve seen by so many brilliant neighbours across Ireland over these past few months. Below you’ll see just a handful of inspiring stories from Irish neighbourhoods!
Going the extra mile
Stories from Irish communities
- From Killiney: In a bid to get to know her neighbours better during the first lockdown, Kate sent out a letter to everyone in her cul de sac inviting them to come out to their front doors at 7pm. Their distanced neighbourly gathering was such a hit that they’ve kept it up every evening since!
- From Rathmullen: Marie encouraged the kids and teens in her community to paint inspiring messages of encouragement on rocks, then dropped them to neighbours doorsteps to brighten up their days. A great way to keep different generations connected and engaged!
- From Rathgar: Finding they were sorely lacking in communal outdoor spaces, Lynda and Rathgar Community Connects helped to transform the space outside their local church into ‘The Village Square’. It’s a great example of what some benches and keen community spirit can do
Tidy up together
Have a community clean up
As we head into better weather and longer days, you may be looking for inspiration to get your neighbourhood connecting and working together. Our suggestion? A community clean-up!
Spending an hour or two collecting litter can make a huge difference to your area, and is a brilliantly rewarding experience. Get in touch with your local county council as they may be able to provide a service to remove the litter you gather.
How to Organise Your Own Clean Up
You could be our next Fundraising and Business Development Executive
An exciting new opportunity to join our team has just opened up. We are on the look out for a Fundraising and Business Development Executive to join our small dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for fundraising, great communication and relationship building skills and share our interest in creating happier and healthier communities.
We are looking for someone who is excited about the work we do with at least 2 years fundraising experience. This is a flexible 6 month contract, part time at 15 hours per week. Deadline for applications is 24th February 2021 and the role commences on 8th March 2021.
If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you!
Find out more about this exciting opportunity at the link below, and feel free to share with anyone you know who might be interested.
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Wishing you all the best,,
Aoife & the Neighbourhood Network Team