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Nov 14, 2014

Join us for the Goal Mile

You are invited to join the START team in walking a mile for GOAL.
Please see details below:
The GOAL Mile gives friends, family and neighbours the chance to simply run or walk a Mile, and make a donation to GOAL. The popular fundraiser has grown and grown over the years, and is now an integral part of the Christmas period for thousands of people.
DATE: Friday 28th November 2014
LOCATION: Bray Promenade, Co. Wicklow
ENTRY FEE: €5 or small donation/ hot refreshments provided.

For more information or to register your interest please contact Danielle Lyons, James Doyle or any of the START team.
01-286 8451

Nov 13, 2014

Community Arts Project

Signal Arts Centre come to the Cube to get to work on the first community art project together.

Nov 10, 2014

Donations Please

Donations for this Thursdays waxings and shavings can be made at this address -


Nov 7, 2014

Mountain Trike is Here

Colin Whelan writes: No longer a prototype, Now available in Ireland visit 

Nov 6, 2014

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

Hi, we're down to the last 2 weeks before the event, so I hope the lads are preparing themselves for a shock! From SHS Tim Sinnott will be having his head shaved, I shall be waxing my legs (which I'm more worried about than I was Shaving my head last year) and Patrick O'Rourke & Rob Sheridan will waxing their arm pits(!) along with some others - including one very brave lady who is shaving her head. It's all on in Mrs. Robinson Bar in Greystones on 13th November from 8pm - it was a busy night last year so come down early if you want a good view!! We have some great spot prizes on the night including restaurant and butchers vouchers & bottles of wine. Clare has very kindle offered to sell some tickets for the raffle in advance from reception in SHS - they are €5 for 3 strips.

All proceeds go to Greystones Cancer Support Group which provide an invaluable service to all those affected by cancer - both the person fighting it and their families. They don't receive funding and rely on volunteers and fundraising so anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated! Last year we made an amazing €3500, so lets try and beat it this year!!

You can donate on participants cards (also one at reception) or go to www.idonate.ie/hairtodaygonetomorrow
It was great night last year so why not make a staff night out out of it and come down.
hope to see you there,


Party for Joe and Ciaran, Marathoners.

Give it a good kick...

The Lads.


Ah lovely.

Learn to smile lads! More teeth next time.

Ciaran with his Mum.

DJ Ed kicked off proceedings.

Joe has them spellbound.

Ciaran with his Da.

Last nights party was great! It was a lovely celebration of 2 very special people. Joe and Ciaran Clifford, who just ran the Dublin Marathon together. Ciaran directing the massive effort in the specially modified wheelchair and Joe being the exhaustless engine.

Joe gave us a fantastic blow by blow account of the different stages of the race which had everyone on the edge of their seat.

Next stop: the London Marathon, I hear!

Equal Citizens, Sunbeam House, 1874-2014

I am pleased to advise that this new hardback book, ‘Equal Citizens, Sunbeam House, 1874-2014’ is now available for sale from Clare Kelly on reception in SHS Killarney Road, Bray.

The book was commissioned jointly by Sunbeam House Trust and the Directors of Sunbeam House Services, and was written by Gerard Fealy, Martin McNamara and Sean Lucey.

It tells the history of Sunbeam House from the time of its founding as the Home for Crippled Children, to its development as one of the leading voluntary disability service providers in Ireland.

Complete with photographs, it is an interesting read and is available at a special price of €15 to Sunbeam staff. Please see the attached poster for further information.

Best wishes,
Ruth Eagar

Nov 3, 2014

Save the date!

Date: Wednesday the 5th November 2014                
Time: 5pm
Location : Bell Pepper café, SHS Killarney Road, Bray
To celebrate the achievements of Joe and Ciaran Clifford
Come and join us celebrate the wonderful achievement that our very own Ciaran Clifford resident in Dunavon and his brother Joe have achieved and share in the adventures they have enjoyed along the way.

It would be wonderful to see as many faces as possible so please make the effort to come along to show your support and share a bite to eat with friends and colleagues.

Oct 13, 2014


The gang in the cube have painted a cool mural on the wall. Great work guys, it looks great.

Oct 7, 2014

Photo Comp 2014 Winners

Service-user category - Ed Byrne, Rosanna

Staff category - Maureen Rowden, HR
Thanks to everyone who entered this years SHS photo competition. We had the most amount of entries ever.

Congrats go to Ed Byrne and Maureen Rowden who placed first in their categories. Special thanks to the judges and to Neil Manifold and Shauna Sheridan who entered in the friends and families category; hopefully many more friends/families etc enter next year.

Podcast from He Ain't Heavy

Joe Clifford discusses racing in marathons and much more with Emma Finnucane.

Oct 3, 2014

SHS Photo Comp Entries 2014

Please follow the link below to view all of this years entries. I think it was the most entries ever received actually so thank you for participating. It is being judged as we speak and I hope to have a winner in both the service user and staff category by this afternoon!

This year for the first time, we had 2 entries from family and friends which I think is great so make sure and share next years comp in 2015 on to families, friends and SHS affiliates, etc.

There is only one winner in each category as usual.  Top prizes are a fancy laptop and a fancy digital camera. Service-user category will get first choice of prize. Staff category will get 2nd choice. There are some smaller prizes too which will be allotted. I will be in touch with those entries that are chosen as prize-winners.

Thanks again for entering en masse this year.


Sep 23, 2014

Nature & Nurture - Glenageary

Few nice pics of Niall at work in Nature & Nurture Pet Store in Glenageary. Great bunch of people.....and animals.

Sep 18, 2014

Tina's Painting Commission

Now hanging in the Deansgrange Cemetary Tearooms. Great job, Tina.

Suns for Culture Night 2014

Culture night happens this Friday evening Sept 19th. Get on down to Signal Arts Centre Bray.