Our Thrive committee has been busy during Q2, continuing our original activities and setting new goals and initiatives. Pilates classes and the book club have continued, along with our healthy recipe emails which have included seasonal foods and some BBQ ideas, ideal for this time of year.
The Thrive exercise groups are very active, our walking group’s latest challenge is to complete the Wild Atlantic Way, taking it in stages from Donegal to Cork, a distance of 2,600km in total. So far, they have walked over 860km and are ‘virtually’ in Achill, Co. Mayo. Our running and cycling groups are also undertaking their own Wild Atlantic Way distance challenges.
We had a fantastic response to our Children’s Art Competition in May, it was great to see such involvement and imagination from the participants, you can check out all of the entries here!
Thrive have held monthly lunch and learns sessions, in April we welcomed Mags Coughlan, Head Gardener from Ballymaloe House for some gardening tips. In recognition of May as Skin Cancer Awareness month, we hosted Michelle Dolan, Michelle Greenwood and Carmel Blake from the Irish Skin Foundation for a sun awareness and skin cancer prevention talk. To celebrate World Nutrition and Hydration week in June, we asked Marc Murphy, Nutritional Therapist, Lecturer and Clinic Supervisor with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Cork to speak about quality hydration and summertime nutrition.