24th August, 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
"THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES"
Just a note to say "Thanks for the memories" on your volume 3, issue of the 10th August. A workmate of mine was reading the story and remembered the family, and passed the weekly on to me.
Although a 'Granny' now, those days bring thoughts of simple, happy, funny, and smiling days never forgotten of Myrtleville and O'Regans field.
Georgina Leach (Nee Grķeger)
CORK RAPE CRISIS CENTRE
It's that time of year again when the women of Cork prepare
for the Echo Mini Marathon. This year, it's to be held on Sunday
September 7th, and we are looking for runners, walkers and
sponsors. Tee shirts, baseball caps and cards are available at
the Centre and can be posted or delivered to you.
The Cork Rape Crisis Centre has been in operation since 1983, providing counselling and support to survivors of rape and child sexual abuse. The demand for our services is constantly increasing and we need to employ more counsellors.
If you require more information on the Centre. Please contact us.
I look forward to your support and don't forget the Mini Marathon is also for those who would like to walk the 5m. The official entry form will appear in the Echo.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Mary Crilly, Cork Rape Crisis Centre. Tel: 021 4505736
On behalf of the juvenile golfers in the Douglas area. I'm
writing concerning a new rule enforced since 18th of June l999 in
Mahon Golf Course.
The rule in question is that during the holiday period no juvenile without an adult is allowed to play after 4.45pm. It was passed without me even knowing about it and since it concerns me I should have been notified instead of turning up at the golf course and having to argue my way onto the golf course. It is supposed to be a municipal golf course after all.
The reasons for this rule are that "workers" did not want the course full of kids since that was the only time they could play.
My parent's work full time and the only time I can play is during the evenings when I have transport. Stereotyping has got a lot to do with this issue. I'm sixteen and consider my self a fairly competent golfer and there are a lot more talented social golfers in the area who have also been mentioned in the pitch and putt section in the Douglas Weekly Magazine for their brilliant play.
Many of these golfers would beat any of the "adults" in the Mahon Golf Club. I believe that this rule is truly ridiculous and should be immediately decanted.
I've just come across your online edition of Douglas Weekly.
Congratulations on a job well done.
It must be especially nice for ex-pats overseas to stay in touch with Douglas. I'm sure some of your readers will be familiar with the work of Edith Wilkins, a Douglas woman living and working with street kids in Calcutta, for the past 17 years.
If people have an interest they can keep up to date with Edith's work, through The Edith Wilkins Hope Foundation website: www.edithwilkins.com
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