A Newry youth group focused on providing young people with new skill sets have raised £764 for Macmillan Cancer and Cancer Fund for Children.
Three Ways Youth Project has been in existence for over 15 years and continually advances young people with new skillsets based on their needs.
The group have raised thousands of pounds over the years for local charities and causes and again have given back.
Over recent weeks have delivered a number of fundraising initiatives through which they raised £764.00 for Macmillan Cancer and Cancer Fund for Children.
The money for the two charities was raised through a coffee morning on July 6 and a sponsored sit in.
On Wednesday 24 th 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. Our young people selected these charities as the recipients for their efforts as they all agreed that these particular charities support those whom need it most at a time when families lives have been affected by cancer. Our thanks to all those individuals who sponsored the young people, attended and donated at their coffee morning and to those local businesses including; Corn Dolly, Sunray and The Shelbourne bakeries”.
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.
She said: “On behalf of Three Ways Community Association, I want to congratulate the young people
for raising vital funds for charities. We in Three Ways CA are proud that our young people always give
back for the support they themselves have benefitted from and unreservedly agree they are a credit to
their families and our community. 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”.