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April 05, 2011

Club donations spent on TV and video

Bernie Waixel, from Rotary, Di Fitzgerald, from the day centre, and Vic Gillatt, from the Lions club, in front of the new Television.

Sizeable donations from two service clubs in the town have been gratefully accepted by the day centre at Moyne Health Services.

Representatives from the Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club and the Port Fairy Rotary Club were on hand to see how their donations had been spent.

Day centre co-ordinator Di Fitzgerald said the money from the Lions club had been used to purchase a 132-centimetre (52-inch) television and Wii games console, while the Rotary club’s donation has been used to buy a new video camera.

“The television will be great for our clients. Some of them are vision impaired so the bigger size is perfect,” Ms Fitzgerald said.

“And we will be able to use the Wii for fun as well as provide some exercise for the clients.”

The video camera will be used to record outings and other events at the day centre.

It will also be used to capture memories of those people who use the day centre and preserve these important glimpses back to the past.

Ms Fitzgerald said the day centre, which has activities from Monday to Friday, has about 80 clients using the facility.

“It is fantastic to get this support from the Lions and Rotary clubs and the clients and staff really appreciate it.

“We are also on the lookout for more volunteers, particularly anyone interested in driving the bus,” she said.

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