Cuan Mhuire launch The Qube Gameshow fundraising night

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Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Lord Mayor of Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon Council Councillor Garath Keating joined with his Newry Mourne & Down counterpart Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick to launch a special Cuan Mhuire Addiction Support Centre fundraising initiative, “The Qube Gameshow” based on the concept of the popular TV game show. qube1It will take place on Saturday 4th February in the Canal Court Hotel Newry at 8:00pm. The Cuan Mhuire Regional Addiction Support Centre based in Newry, affectionately known as Sr Consilios after the Kerry born Nun who founded her first Rehabilitation Centre just over 50 Years ago, provides residential Addiction Support services to individuals and their families, throughout the North of Ireland and along the Border counties. Speaking at the launch of the fundraising night, which will see contestants set tasks that will test their physical ability, mental ability, intelligence and responsiveness. Katie Bennett of Cuan Mhuire’s Fundraising Team explained, “The Qube Gameshow Fundraising Event will entertain our contestants and guests while raising much needed funds for Cuan Mhuire. Fundraising is essential if we in Cuan Mhuire are to continue delivering our life saving and life changing services. “Cuan Mhuire is a non-profit registered charity (XR27855) and is partly funded by national agencies, however our centres are constantly full and have a waiting list but resources are always inadequate to meet the crushing level of need.
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jan-2017“All donations go directly to our frontline services, support of our residents, and their families. We strive to encourage our residents to live a healthier independent and addiction-free life. Cuan Mhuire is focused on healing the harm addiction causes to individuals, their families and communities. Our residential services are open to all men and women over the age of 18.” Katie continued, “At any given time, Cuan Mhuire caters nationally for well in excess of 600 people in residence. Approximately 3,000 are admitted annually for residential treatment and support to our treatment centres. We offer family support to the relatives of those in treatment. “We also provide a two year Aftercare programme to those in recovery and their families, 120 Group Meetings per programme, 270 aftercare meetings a year, 250 Family Conferences a year, 208 AA/GA Meetings a year. Katie extended an invitation to all on behalf of Sr Consilio and the Cuan Mhuire Family, to come along and join in the night of fun. “The Qube Gameshow tickets are available online at a cost of £10 or from our centre in Newry or Charity shop on Hill Street.”

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