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Koram Centre says ‘thank you’ to the people of Strabane

Dympna McNamee, Brian O’Neill, Eva Johnston, Matthew Finlay, Diane Christy and Wenda Graham enjoying the special ‘thank you’ event organised by the Koram Centre.

STRABANE’S Koram Centre recently hosted a special event recently at Tullacorr Allotments as a way of thanking its benefactors for all their support.

There are 24 counsellors at the local facility, a complimentary therapy practitioner and a range of ‘psycho social activities’ are organised throughout the year including yoga, max meditation and mindfulness amongst others.

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In the past two years, some 1,800 clients have accessed the services on offer.

A spokesperson for the centre explained, “The Koram Centre is delighted to have an opportunity to thank its benefactors in the Strabane area who have contributed so generously to its work covering a wide range of issues, including counselling, psychotherapy and psycho-social support with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, and a wide range of issues including childhood issues.

“Thanks are being expressed at Tullacorr Allotments to those who led organisations in fundraising and those who contributed generously to the charity at Lower Main Street in many different ways. It is to acknowledge the generosity the people of Strabane area have shown to those with emotional and mental health issues.

“Why has the Koram Centre been so well supported?” the spokesperson continued.

“It is difficult to put your finger on it exactly – it is partly the professionalism of the manager Wenda Graham who is passionate about the quality of service on offer; supported by her team of dedicated staff.

“It is partly the homely atmosphere in the Koram Centre but it’s also the way clients have responded. Instead of keeping quiet about having received counselling, the work of the Koram Centre has been broadcast by the people who used it. Young men and women have urged people to get help through their Facebook pages. They have held fundraisers in their place of work. People, who have lost friends or whose friends have thoughts of suicide have broadcast the availability of help, while raising funds for the Koram Centre.

“The Koram Centre is extremely grateful for all the help and support it has received, from local businesses, individuals and groups, and wishes to thank all the people who have contributed in any way however small.”

The Koram Centre opens from 9am until 5.30pm on a Monday and Tuesday and from 9am until 9.30pm on a Wednesday and Thursday. The centre also has an open door policy.

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