Once again it is time for the EBS Building Society to open their doors for nominations for their Community Fund. The Offaly Dyslexia Group urges you to nominate us as your favourite charity…

All you need to do is to visit our EBS Community Fund 2009 page here on the website, or click any of the links in this post. Download and complete the application form, following the guidelines published and submit it to your local EBS branch. It couldn’t be more simple, could it?

There are a few rules to bear in mind when submitting your nominations. The most important of all is that you MUST be a member of the EBS. All we can say on this one, is if you aren’t a member you probably know someone who is – ask them to nominate the Offaly Dyslexia Group for you! (Isn’t that a bit cheeky? No…!)

The EBS asks that you give a little bit of information about what the Offaly Dyslexia Group does and why it’s important to you and your community. Use information given here on the website to help you with this, like our mission statement which is to be found in the left hand sidebar.

Our contact details can be found on the contact us page and our contact person should be Frances Walsh, Group Administrator. She can be contacted on the Offaly Dyslexia Group advice line…

As a relatively new enterprise the Offaly Dyslexia Group is in the process of acquiring educational resources specially designed for use by children with dyslexia. At the moment we have nineteen children, this will change and we will need even more resources.

In 2010 we hope to expand to include workshops for secondary school children with dyslexia. Next year five of our existing members will be moving into this category. As this will be introducing new challenges into the workshops we will need to purchase suitable resources for use by these children.

The bottom line is that we have limited funds, which we have worked hard to raise. Fundraising is an on-going concern which will help us maintain the existing facilities and allow for future growth of the Offaly Dyslexia Group.

Remember, goodwill may be free gratis, but very little else in life is. So, please encourage your friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours to nominate the Offaly Dyslexia Group for the 2009 EBS Community Fund.

The closing date has been extended to the close of business on the 4th December…