And they’re off ... HOPE camp Limavady

The third annual HOPE camp has started in Limavady with 300 children from around the Roe Valley gathering for a week of activities at the faith-based scheme.

The popular summer camp was launched at St. Mary’s chapel in Limavady on Sunday where it was standing room only.

300 youngsters get ready to start the HOPE summer camp in Limavady. Photo: Dessie Loughrey

300 youngsters get ready to start the HOPE summer camp in Limavady. Photo: Dessie Loughrey

Special guests in attendance with Limavady Parish Priest Monsignor Bryan McCanny included Bishop of Derry, Rev. Dr. Dónal McKeown; and former BBC political reporter Martina Purdy and former barrister Elaine Kelly, both who joined the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast last year.

The camp offers Faith Formation each day, which is not only interactive, but caters to suit the various ages within the group as well as a host of activities from football to surfing.

Watch some of the speakers from this year’s camp explain what it’s all about, and read here to see pictures from HOPE 2014.

See Friday’s Roe Valley edition of the ‘Journal’ for a full report and pictures.

Bishop of Derry, Rev, Dr. D�nal McKeown; former BBC political reporter Martina Purdy and former barrister Elaine Kelly,of the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, and Limavady Parish Priest Monsignor Bryan McCanny. DERR0408launch Photo: Dessie Loughrey

Bishop of Derry, Rev, Dr. D�nal McKeown; former BBC political reporter Martina Purdy and former barrister Elaine Kelly,of the Adoration Sisters in west Belfast, and Limavady Parish Priest Monsignor Bryan McCanny. DERR0408launch Photo: Dessie Loughrey