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Marathon Money for Solas:
Members of the Fields family, Derrygasson, Emyvale, decided to run the Dublin Marathon and they hoped to raise €1,000 for Solas. Solas Drop-in Centre was established in 2001 as a response to the needs of Monaghan people who, on discharge from the mental health services, identified social exclusion as being a major barrier. Solas is user run and user led and provides those with mental health problems with a social outlet. In this approach recovery is seen as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion and coping skills. The vision for Solas is to provide a listening ear and peer support with the emphasis on recovery. That objective has been achieved and it has received many awards and praise for the work it is doing. However its life depends largely on donations from the public and to date there has been many very generous people. Ellie Fields discovered the Solas Centre and became a regular visitor to the centre where she found comfort, support, friendship and solace. She was soon regarded as a wonderful light for those finding themselves in darkness and her humour, her open personality, her support and her friendship made her an endearing member of Solas. Since she passed to her eternal reward her family have provided many donations and so when they decided to raise funds from running the Marathon the beneficiary was going to be Solas. Enda, Karen, and Caoimhe Fields and Barbara and David Hughes trained and completed the Marathon in fine style and were able to announce that they had raised a total of €1,914.25. They presented the cheque to Solas on Saturday, November 10th and it was accepted by Monica, Fergal and Alice from Solas. Fergal expressed the thanks and appreciation of all at Solas for this terrific donation and praised the Fields family for their continued support of the work at Solas. Our first pic below shows the runners handing over the cheque and the second has other members of the Fields Clann who were a great support to the runners - Aoibheann, Chloe, Aaron, and Amy. Well done to the five runners on their completion of the Marathon and for raising such a fine sum of money
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Marathon Money for Solas:
Members of the Fields family, Derrygasson, Emyvale, decided to run the Dublin Marathon and they hoped to raise €1,000 for Solas. Solas Drop-in Centre was established in 2001 as a response to the needs of Monaghan people who, on discharge from the mental health services, identified social exclusion as being a major barrier. Solas is user run and user led and provides those with mental health problems with a social outlet. In this approach recovery is seen as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion and coping skills. The vision for Solas is to provide a listening ear and peer support with the emphasis on recovery. That objective has been achieved and it has received many awards and praise for the work it is doing. However its life depends largely on donations from the public and to date there has been many very generous people. Ellie Fields discovered the Solas Centre and became a regular visitor to the centre where she found comfort, support, friendship and solace. She was soon regarded as a wonderful light for those finding themselves in darkness and her humour, her open personality, her support and her friendship made her an endearing member of Solas. Since she passed to her eternal reward her family have provided many donations and so when they decided to raise funds from running the Marathon the beneficiary was going to be Solas. Enda, Karen, and Caoimhe Fields and Barbara and David Hughes trained and completed the Marathon in fine style and were able to announce that they had raised a total of €1,914.25. They presented the cheque to Solas on Saturday, November 10th and it was accepted by Monica, Fergal and Alice from Solas. Fergal expressed the thanks and appreciation of all at Solas for this terrific donation and praised the Fields family for their continued support of the work at Solas. Our first pic below shows the runners handing over the cheque and the second has other members of the Fields Clann who were a great support to the runners - Aoibheann, Chloe, Aaron, and Amy. Well done to the five runners on their completion of the Marathon and for raising such a fine sum of money