Fundraisers giving local mum Sonya Hamilton a fighting chance

first_imgBallybofey mum Sonya Hamilton’s hopes for specialist cancer treatment have become a reality thanks to the amazing generosity of her local community.The 35-year-old mum of five is planning to travel to Germany later this month for three weeks of daily treatments and interventions.Sonya, who is originally from St Johnston, was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in April 2019 following two years of illness. But a major local fundraising campaign has given her hope and a fighting chance as she searched for alternative treatments. Thousands of euro was raised from a wide variety of events held recently to support Sonya and her husband Michael in their hour of need.Sonya Hamilton Mc Closkey“We want to thank every single person who has offered support, fundraised, sent best wishes,” Sonya wrote to the ‘Sonya’s Struggle’ Facebook group yesterday.“Without ye I would not be in a position to look at alternatives. I would not have been able to sit and research and find the best places available to me. As a family we are so thankful & grateful to be given the chance to do this. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.” Sonya’s friend Lisa Spelman told Donegal Daily that the response from the community has been phenomenal.“The fundraising has given Sonya an option. Here at the moment, she has none at all. “The support she gets out in the shop, on the school run, is all pushing Sonya on as she knows she has the support and thanks to all the fundraising she can now go to the German clinic and give herself the best chance.”Another large-scale fundraiser will take place this Saturday 14th September in aid of ‘Sonya’s Struggle’.  Up to 20 volunteers have been training for a White Collar boxing tournament taking place in Jackson’s Hotel at 7pm. Tickets are available from the door or from any participant and it promises to be an exciting night. All support is welcome.Click here to visit the Sonya’s Struggle GoFundMe page.  Fundraisers giving local mum Sonya Hamilton a fighting chance was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:sonya hamiltonsonya’s strugglelast_img read more

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CSA President VP ready to represent

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCongratulations came from the Premier, Hon Rufus Ewing; the Deputy Governor, Anya Williams and the Opposition PDM for the new executives of the Civil Servants Association elected on Thursday. Patterson Williams is the new president and outlined his plans now that he is in office. “The Civil Service Association, through the civil service itself is going to have a greater presence in the communities.” Temard Butterfield was bullish in his vision for a better public sector. “As we go forward, my theme, or my rally or campaign slogan was, “Lets make it happen”. And we can assure that as of today we’re gonna start to make the work happen.”The pair won following a national election within the public sector on April 7, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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News Notes From WCTV Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television has seen a Podcast explosion in 2019. Have you noticed?Let me start with the quick explanation on podcasting. Podcasts are like radio, but you listen to it on-demand. They are typically a series with a common theme. You can listen to WCTV podcasts through the WCTV App, Soundclound and through the Apple Podcast App. Just search for WCTV. We also list them on our website at currently has nine podcast series being produced inside our podcast studio. Two of those are driven by WCTV staff. But the other seven come from residents who are interested in sharing their stories, their insights and their interests. If you’re new to podcasting, or very familiar with the platform, I invite you to check out these series from Wilmington producers. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this sort of widespread creativity in our studio.“Namaste with Renee” is the newest series. Renee Marcou has been spending hours in the studio over the past month putting together her program, which talks a lot about finding your inner peace.“Quick Health Concepts” with Dr. Leslee Quick is all about healthy living. Her first two podcasts talked about cannabis and its applications in health, with specific mentions of CBD and how it’s different than marijuana.“Fresh Perspectives” from Caroline Buckley is produced in partnership with the Substance Abuse Coalition and deals specifically with substance use and recovery.“Minding Your Business” with Amy LaMarche invites local business owners to come in and talk about their industry and offer tips for potential customers. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s all about educating the consumer.“TaP: Teens and Parents” features the mother-son combo of Erica and Connor Marchant. This series delves into issues that families face. The most recent episode was all about social media use and the internet in general.“Mark’s Musings” is one of our longest-running podcasts from producer Mark Ryan. Mark interviews authors in a very conversational setting.“Now This With the North Nurse” is on summer break. But these short clips from Jane Ferrara and Heather Peachey deal with healthy concepts at school. Usually complete with sound effects!“How To Make a Memory” isn’t produced in our studio. But we wouldn’t feel right leaving Jen Tierney’s podcast off this list. Her Wilmington-based series is all about making memories with the ones you love.I mentioned at the beginning that we also have a pair of staff-produced podcasts. At the top of the list is Bridging the Digital Divide, WCTV’s award-winning podcast produced by staff member Lisa Kapala and Brad McKenna from the Wilmington Memorial Library. If you often feel like technology is leaving you behind, this series will get you caught up. We also do a monthly “Member Spotlight” featuring one of our WCTV members.Do you want to join the list of Wilmington podcasters? WCTV will train you on the equipment and host your series on our account. Contact Lisa Kapala at to learn more. If nothing else, please check out an episode. You might be surprised at what you hear.(NOTE: The above announcement was submitted by WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR QuestionsIn “Community”WCTV Wants To Help YOU Launch Your Own PodcastIn “Community”PODCAST: Listen To Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition’s New PodcastIn “Videos”last_img read more

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