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Foyle parents group benefits from grant

Pictured are carers from Foyle Parents and Friends Association who participated in a ten week healthy eating cookery course along with Mary ONeill, Volunteer Committee member and Project Coordinator.

Pictured are carers from Foyle Parents and Friends Association who participated in a ten week healthy eating cookery course along with Mary ONeill, Volunteer Committee member and Project Coordinator.

  • by Staff Reporter
 

A member of the Foyle Parents and Friends Association Volunteer Committee has urged local voluntary groups to avail of a Western Trust grant scheme.

Mary O’Neill said: “The funding provided by the Western Trust’s Voluntary and Community grant scheme has allowed us to run a ten week Healthy Eating Cookery Course for Carers from the Derry/Londonderry area.

“This has been a fantastic opportunity for participants to learn new cookery skills, giving Carers a break from their caring role and also developing friendships with other Carers.”

The Trust is inviting applications from groups in the local area to apply for funding. Funding is available to support groups to provide social inclusion opportunities to adults with a learning disability while at the same time affording their parents and carers, who are approximately 50 years of age or over, some time away from their caring role.

Contact Project Officer Geraldine Holmes on 71864382 or Geraldine.holmes@westerntrust.hscni.net

 

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