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ACU COMMUNITY -“Buddy Benches”

Affinity Credit Union Monaleen are proud sponsors of two ‘Buddy Benches’ in our two local primary schools. 

Children from Gaelscoil Chaladh An Treoigh      Buddies from Monaleen National School

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“The Buddy Benches are designed and built by our local Men’s Shed which aims to foster friendship and mutual support. The concept of the ‘buddy bench’ is one that helps get the message across in the schoolyard, for both the children who use it to sit on and convey the silent message that they could do with a pal to talk to, and for the children who move to befriend someone who is sitting alone. These Buddy Benches have not alone inspired friendship in the local schools but also between the Mulcair Men’s Shed and Affinity Credit Union making this project a very special and valuable combined community effort.”



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