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Cuan Mhuire Addiction Support Centre have launched their new fundraising initiative, "The Qube Gameshow" with the help of Lord Mayor of Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council, Cllr Garath Keating joined and his Newry, Mourne and Down counterpart Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick.

The show, based on the concept of popular TV game show The Qube, takes place on Saturday the 4th of February in the Canal Court Hotel Newry at 8:00pm.

Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Cllr Gareth Keating, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick  Joanne Sands Dundalk Bureau De Change
Pictured at the launch are: Chairperson of Newry, Mourne & Down Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick Joanne Sands Dundalk Bureau De Change and Lord Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Cllr Gareth Keating.

 

Contestants will be set tasks that will test their Physical Ability, Mental Ability, Intelligence, and Responsiveness. One lucky Contestant will take first Prize of £1000 courtesy of main sponsor Dundalk Bureau De Change.

The Qube will be run by a professional production crew from Dromintee GAA Club

 

The night promises to wow and entertain you, your family and friends with guest celebrities on the night and a DJ afterwards to dance the night away.

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 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. 

"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 persons 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,270Aftercare Meetings a Year,250 Family Conferences a Year,208 AA/GA Meetings a Year.

"In addition, Cuan Mhuire Newry is actively involved in the prevention of Alcohol, Gambling and other Addictions. It has developed an ‘Outreach Programme’ to meet the needs of school children, young adults, parents and other concerned groups. It is facilitated and co-ordinated by qualified addiction counsellors and support workers. 

"We travel across Northern Ireland & the border counties to educate young adults and children on the risks associated with alcohol and gambling addiction, such as mental and physical health problems, anti-social behaviour, homelessness and unemployment. We deliver information on the services we provide and what help is available both from ourselves and elsewhere. Finally we invite students and community groups to visit our centre for group discussions and see our services at first hand".

Katie extended an invitation to all On behalf of Sr Consilio and the CuanMhuire Family, to come along and join in the night of fun. "On behalf of Sr Consilio & the Cuan Mhuire family I extend an invitation to all to join us in the Canal Court on Saturday February the 4th at 8pm to join in the night of competition and fun. The Qube Gameshow! Tickets are Available online at a cost of £10 (See Ticket Tab) or from our Centre in Newry or Charity shop on Hill Street. The Show in the Canal Court which commences at 8pm is based on the concept of the popular TV Gameshow, Cuan Mhuire Newry have organised The Qube Gameshow Fundraising Event, to entertain our contestants and guests while raising much needed funds for Cuan Mhuire." 

Concluding Katie thanked all for their continued support "Cuan Mhuire (The Harbour of Mary) is the main provider of treatment for alcohol, drug, and other  addictions throughout the island of Ireland. Approximately 3,000 people are treated for addiction in our centers in Ireland every year and since its formation in 1966 by Sr. Consilio, Cuan Mhuire it has treated over 75,000 people.

"We are deeply indebted to friends, neighbours, families, businesses and communities for their continued prayers help  and support."

Anyone wishing further information about the "The Qube" event or any aspect of Cuan Mhuire Services should contact the Newry Centre based on the Old Dublin Road, telephone 02830849010, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or like them on Facebook or Twitter. 

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