Easter fun in Shantallow

Jennifer Burke, Fionnuala McCartney and Teise McCauley of the Play Team who asisted at the Shantallow Waster Camp..  (1704JB02)
Jennifer Burke, Fionnuala McCartney and Teise McCauley of the Play Team who asisted at the Shantallow Waster Camp.. (1704JB02)

Over two hundred children took part in the Outer North’s Easter activities programme.

Shantallow Residents’ Association delivered the programme at the Shantallow Community Centre.

Participants and facilitors at the Shantallow Community Centre Easter Camp.  (1704JB07)

Participants and facilitors at the Shantallow Community Centre Easter Camp. (1704JB07)

Activities included an Easter egg hunt, tennis, pool, soccer, mini golf, a disco, art work sessions and loads of other indoor and outdoor fun and games.

Importantly, all of the activities were free of charge, including the snacks and refreshments, which were provided daily.

Manager of the Residents Association, Cathal McCauley said: “It was great to see so many parents join in the programme. We know people are struggling financially and we always try to provide these family activities free of charge. The feedback from residents and parents has been excellent and we intend to further develop this and other programmes in the coming years.”

Ciara Ferguson, Chairperson of the Outer North Neighbourhood Partnership, added: “The Residents Association have been hugely successful in building facilities in the Shantallow area delivering to people from throughout the Outer North and Greater Shantallow areas. It’s great to see the evidence of how the Neighbourhood Renewal process has helped the Association to transform this estate to one with so many great outdoor facilities in place.”

The ONNP and the Residents’ Association wish to extend their thanks to all those who contributed to making this such a worthwhile project for all who participated.

The programme was made possible due to the invaluable contributions, both financial and in kind, from: the Shantallow Community Centre (Derry City Council), Shantallow Renewal Team, DCC’s Active Citizenship Programme and DSD’s Neighbourhood Renewal, and most importantly a great team of local volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout.