Friday, 8 May 2015

The Big Thank You Party

Thanks to all the Gateway members, supporters and friends who were able to join us for the Big Thank You Party yesterday, a heartwarming afternoon and one we will remember fondly for years to come.  

Gateway Project's achievements promoting positive mental health and social inclusion over the last ten years have been good news for the community and wellbeing locally.  Of course none of this would have been possible without the ongoing support of our members, committed funders, partners, staff and Advisory Committee members, supportive organisations like Mental Health Ireland, Shine, Mental Health Reform, Disability Federation Ireland and other guiding lights who together believe in creating opportunities for a brighter future.  


We came together in gratitude yesterday for all the support we have received over the years, to remember old friends and new, and to give particular thanks and farewells to RPCP, its staff and Board, who have been some of our greatest supporters since foundation.

We wish them all much success and happiness in future endeavours and hope they keep in touch as we move on to a new chapter as an affiliate association under Mental Health Ireland.

The Board of RPCP is holding a small event to mark the end of the LCDP and the work of all the other programmes and services as outlined here. RPCP has enjoyed positive working relationships with a broad range of individuals and organisations in the community and this will be an opportunity for them to say goodbye and thanks. 

When? Next Wednesday 13th May in the Rathmines office on 11 Wynnefield Road at 2pm.

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Richard Moloney, Gateway member, former project worker and MC extraordinaire brought us through our bittersweet farewells in good humoured style.  We took time to express Gateway’s gratitude and remembrance of lost friends; Laura Louise Condell, See Change Ambassador launched the Green Ribbon and gave insider tips to get us all talking more; we heard from Gateway member Oliver Duffy on his journey and overcoming stigma; listened to words of encouragement and support from Nollaig Hannaway (RPCP); words of commitment to Gateway’s future growth from Orla Barry (MHI). Gateway members gave a special thanks through flowers and handmade cards to RPCP staff who are sadly moving on and we were uplifted by an invigorating tale from the Gateway creative writing group in tribute.  Afterwards we spent time reminiscing and chatting among the friends and supporters who were able to join us.

Thank you to all our treasures; Gateway is here because of you!



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