Newry Three Ways youth raise funds for local charities

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Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Three Ways Youth Project has recently delivered a number of fundraising initiatives as a way of ‘giving back’ for the support they have received from local funders and groups towards their personal and social development journey, raising a fantastic £764.00 for Macmillan Cancer and Cancer Fund for Children.

The project has been in existence for over 15 years and continually advances young people with new skillsets based on their needs and has raised thousands of pounds over the years for local charities and causes.

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The young people aged 12-15 years old held a sponsored 16-hour sit-in at Three Ways Community Centre. 



Over the 16 hours, the young people undertook a number of activities.  After the success of their sit-in, the young people held a Coffee Morning on Saturday 6 July with all proceeds going directly to their two chosen charities. 

On Wednesday 24 July, members of Three Ways Group accompanied by Chairperson of NMMDC, Councillor Charlie Casey and Three Ways Community Associations Chairperson, Cathy Keenan presented Aidan Carroll of Macmillan Cancer and Tanya Jackson of Cancer Fund for Children with the proceeds. 

Amy O’Gorman, Youth Project Facilitator, said, “As part of the young people’s programme, they are encouraged to be active citizens and we were pleased when they decided they desired to give something back for the support they have received in particular from the Education Authority, Department for Communities and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.”



Amy continued, “Their events were a major success and they are overwhelmed with the backing that they have received from the local community and local businesses who assisted in making these events a success. 

She added, “Our young people selected these charities as the recipients for their efforts as they all agreed that these particular charities support those who need it most at a time when families lives have been affected by cancer.”

Cathy Keenan, Chairperson of Three Ways Community Association commended the young people for their efforts and acknowledged all those who have and continue to support the young people and the association.



“On behalf of Three Ways Community Association, I want to congratulate the young people for raising vital funds for charities,” she said.

“We in Three Ways CA are proud that our young people always give back for the support they themselves have benefitted from and they are a credit to their families and our community. 

She added, “Three Ways CA send our appreciation and thanks to all those who supported the young people in any way.  I have no doubt the funds donated to these instrumental charities will support those who need it most and we wish them all well.”



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