Omagh residents go on a ramble by the river

A large group of people, including some on mobility sccoters, get ready to 'ramble'.
The ‘Ramble by the River’ participants didn’t let the rain put them off! This inclusive event, funded through our Community Cohesion scheme, brought people with mobility issues and their carers together to enjoy the recently opened ‘Riverside Walk’ in Omagh.

Shopmobility Omagh used our funding to take people with mobility issues and their carers on a summertime ramble by the Strule River.

The ‘Ramble by the River’, held earlier this week, brought people together to socialise, have fun and enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the recently opened ‘Riverside Walk’ in Omagh. 

The event culminated with a BBQ at Strathroy Community Centre where participants had the opportunity to learn more about how to get involved in their neighbourhood. 

Pauline McSorley, from Shopmobility Omagh, explains why the ‘Ramble by the River’ was so successful,

“Many people with mobility issues find getting out to socialise difficult as they worry that buildings or outside spaces they want to visit may not be accessible. 

“By having this event we were able to ease these worries which meant all the participants could enjoy the gentle pace of the ramble and have a great day out.

“We were thrilled to receive funding from the Housing Executive and I would like to thank them for helping us make this possible.”

Oonagh McAvinney, our South West Area Manager, said,

“Funding from our Community Cohesion programme can be used to support a range of initiatives that provide people of all backgrounds and abilities with opportunities to integrate and connect. 

“I am delighted that Shopmobility Omagh has used our funding to help people with mobility issues and their carers to feel involved, valued and part of the community.”

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