Lucky fourteen for Old Library Trust in Derry

Commonwealth medallist Paddy Barnes adds his support to the launch of the Fourteen programme at Monkstown Boxing Club along with, from left, Jade Adams a volunteer coach, Monkstown Boxing Club, Daniel Quigley( IFKA Super Heavyweight K1 Title holder in kickboxing) from Old Library Trust, Creggan, (Derry/Londonderry)  and Conor McBride, a volunteer coach from Old Library Trust, Creggan.'-ends-
Commonwealth medallist Paddy Barnes adds his support to the launch of the Fourteen programme at Monkstown Boxing Club along with, from left, Jade Adams a volunteer coach, Monkstown Boxing Club, Daniel Quigley( IFKA Super Heavyweight K1 Title holder in kickboxing) from Old Library Trust, Creggan, (Derry/Londonderry) and Conor McBride, a volunteer coach from Old Library Trust, Creggan.'-ends-

The Old Library Trust in Derry is to receive around £250,000 funding as part of the Glasgow 2014 Legacy.

Fourteen communities including two from Northern Ireland have been selected to receive three years of funding to increase community participation and improve wellbeing as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy. Fourteen is a £3.5m programme funded by Spirit of 2012, a charity set up by the Big Lottery Fund to connect events to communities across the country; tackling disadvantage by supporting opportunities in sport, physical activity, culture and the arts, volunteering and social action.

The Old Library Trust will be supported by the delivery partners to develop and achieve a three year plan which will increase community participation in ways that meet local needs, aspirations or shortfall in their areas.

Activities will be determined by the communities and will be in Spirit of 2012 focus sectors of sport, arts&culture, volunteering and/or youth leadership and development.

Debbie Lye of Spirit of 2012, said: “The communities announced today are direct grassroots beneficiaries of the Glasgow 2014 legacy.”