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Last update : 23 October, 2020
 
23 Oct 2020 With our group meetings still suspended, and many of our members isolating, we have produced a newsletter, which has been posted to all members. You can views and download the Autumn 2020 Newsletter here
   
11 Mar 2020 Many thanks to the Black Santa's for the cheque presentation of £4,750 at the Burnavon tonight. A big thank you to everyone who made this fundraiser such a huge success.
   
10 Mar 2020 As from today the chairperson and all the committee members have decided to cancel our weekly meetings until further notice, because of the threat of the corona virus spreading to our members. We shall be in touch and keep you posted.
   
4 Mar 2020 There was a new age curling team today at Cookstown Leisure Centre. One of our two teams finished third.
   
27 Feb 2020 On 27th February the group held their 'Christmas Dinner' at the Royal Hotel. Many thanks go to the Royal for another excellent meal. Photos here
   
20 Feb 2020 The PSNI Community Partnership gave a talk on safely and scammers on 20th February. Photos here
   
6 Dec 2019 The first Black Santa collection day is set to be held this Saturday (7th December) in Cookstown
   
6 Dec 2019 The group will break from their weekly meetings for Christmas on Thursday 19th December. We return hopefully on Thursday 9th January 2020. Facebook and the website will confirm closer to the time.
   
5 Dec 2019 Many thanks go to Gareth Devlin for a cheque for £1,500. Gareth and friends raised £3,000 through a Movember challenge (split with Marie Curie). Thank you all so much for this fantastic and unexpected donation.
  Gareth Quinn - Movember 2019
   
25 Nov 2019 The 2019 Cookstown 'Black Santa' launch took place at the 'Christmas Lights Switch On' on Friday 22nd November. Our secretary (in the middle) was part of the launch.
  Cookstown Black Santa Launch 2019
  Black Santa Bucket 2019
   
20 Nov 2019 There will be a Cookery Demonstration with ​Paula McIntyre on Friday 22nd November 2019 @ 7:30pm in Sandholes Presbyterian Church Hall. Tickets are £10. Proceeds in aid of Cookstown MS and the Church Hall Building Fund. Contact Sandholes Presbyterian Church for more details.
   
20 Nov 2019 A 'Black Santa' will feature outside the Burnavon in Cookstown from 16th-22nd December. The event will raise money for four local charities, Cookstown MS being one of them. The event will be launched at the 'Christmas Lights Switch On' on Friday night. As part of this event, there is a bag packing day in Asda Cookstown on Saturday 21st December. More later.
   
18 Nov 2019 Many thanks to Eamon McKey for his donation of £270 through PayPal.
   
16 Nov 2019 Many thanks to M&S Food-Hall Cookstown who topped up their year of having Cookstown M.S. as their chosen charity with another £1,000 pounds. This brought the final fund raising total to £4,058. Many thanks to all Marks and Spencers Cookstown and to our bag packers and to everyone who has made this fantastic total possible.
   
7 Nov 2019 The AGM was held today. all officers were re-elected.
   
12 Oct 2019 Cookstown MS meetings resumed in the Fairhill Parochial Centre in September. All welcome.
   
11 Oct 2019 The 2019 Prize Draw took place on Thursday 10th October 2019. Molly Dingley of Cookstown won first prize, the mobile clothes line. more details here. Tom Patrick of RT Autoparts make the draw. They kindly donated £200. A total of £795 was raised. Photos here
   
28 Sep 2019 Many thanks to the Kelly family from Carland who donated £300 to the group recently.
   
2 Sep 2019 Our 2019 Vintage Tractor Run took place on Sunday 1st September 2019. A grand total of £680 was raised. Photos can be found here
   
25 Jun 2019 The first Cookstown MS Prize Raffle tickets will be on sales from the end of the week from members. Raffle details here
   
25 Jun 2019 It is still possible the 2019 Kildress Tractor Run will take place before the end of the summer. More details later.
   
24 Jun 2019 The weekly group meetings will end on Thursday 27th June 2019. We are taking our annual break for the summer. Meetings will resume in the Fairhill Parochial Centre in September.
   
20 Jun 2019 On 20th June 2019 the group held their 'Easter Dinner' at Killymoon Golf Club. Photos to follow.
   
18 Jun 2019 The total raised from the year long efforts of the staff at the M&S Food-Hall in Cookstown is finalised at £3050. Many thanks to all involved.
   
14 May 2019 Around £2,000 was raised from the Annual Easter Knitted Chick campaign. Many thanks to all involved.
   
11 May 2019 The total raised from the final bag packing day at the M&S Food-Hall in Cookstown was about £185.00
   
10 May 2019 Killymoon Golf Club had a Quiz night and raised £300 for the group. Many thanks to all involved.
   
28 Apr 2019 On Easter Saturday, 20th April 2019, there was another fantastic bag packing day at the M&S Food-Hall in Cookstown. The final total for the day was £491.96. A big thank you to all our volunteers: Angie, Dominic, Mary, Una and Molly.
   
27 Apr 2019 The total for the amount of money raised from the 2019 Annual Easter Knitted Chick sale should be available shortly.
   
14 Apr 2019 Members of the Cookstown MS Help and Support group are currently working with MS Ireland as they undertake some research.
   
07 Apr 2019 Many thanks to Cookstown Credit Union. Apart from a being an annual seller of our 'Easter Knitted Chicks', they held a Easter Egg Raffle and raised £208 for the group.
   
29 Mar 2019 On 28th March, Inga came along to the group to give a taster session for chair yoga.
   
21 Mar 2019

On 21st March held their 'Christmas Dinner' at Killymoon Golf Club. Many thanks go to Darren and Stacey for an excellent meal. Photos to follow.

   
5 Feb 2019 The total from the three bagging days at M&S Food-Hall, Cookstown, now stands at a tremendous £1,603.
   
1 Feb 2019 Many thanks to all our volunteers: Emma, Aoife, Catlin, Patricia, Ciara, Bridie, Dearbhla, Molly and Una, for another great bag packing day on the 22nd December. The final total for this bag pack was an amazing £726.33
   
16 Jan 2019 The group start back after their Christmas break tomorrow Thursday (17th January) in the Parochial Centre at Fairhill Road in Cookstown. 11am start. New members welcome.
   
25 Dec 2018 The bag packing day in Marks & Spencer Food-hall Cookstown was a tremendous success. More later.
   
   
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