From the Desk of the CEO
Hello to you all
As we begin the approach to the wonderful season of ‘mist and mellow fruitfulness’, it feels like a good time to draw breath and reflect on the passing year. We enjoyed the amazing experience of the 5k walk in May at Dromore Darkness Into Light, beautifully named, atmospheric and deeply symbolic of the therapeutic journey. Well done to Brian and his team, the walk was so well organised and for us it was truly memorable, walking into the light of a beautiful morning. Again, thank you Brian, for nominating Tara as your co beneficiary, this means a lot to us all.
And thank you to the increasing numbers among you now choosing Tara as your preferred charity, each time you order your ‘wares’ through www.smile.amazon.co.uk. When you have a significant number of people ordering through Amazon, this all adds up and I would encourage those of you who want to find out how to do this to look the inside back cover, or call me and I can talk you through the process. It won’t cost you a penny, as Amazon donate a percentage (0.5%) of your order value to us directly.
Also, to those of you who have chosen to select the Tara Centre Standing Order route to providing your support, thank you. As Maura and Mary say in page 28, “thank you for whatever way you choose to support the good work of Tara”. Initiatives such as these empower us, financially, to continue to do what we do here at Tara.
We are known to ‘run a tight ship’ here at Tara, managing our resources robustly, particularly finances, whilst also upholding our key ethical principles. One principle being that of equality of opportunity and accessibility to our services for ALL. This is an important part of our ethos and more is said about that, in detail, on the next page.
Please circle Saturday 23rd November in your diary for our unique Christmas Fair – the Centre will showcase a range of local talent and an opportunity to buy some gorgeous, hand crafted, seasonal gifts for family and friends, in time for the festive season.
Of course our work, day and daily, providing our Therapeutic Services to the community continues to be an anchor for many, meeting the needs of all who come here, on their respective journeys towards “healing, peace and holistic wellbeing”.
Enjoy reading about our Autumn/Winter 2019 Programme of events and finding out what opportunities there may be for you and yours. Always, as usual, a warm welcome awaits you all.
Chief Executive Officer
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”