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Digging and Planting for Carnlough

Published: Mon, 4 Jan 2016
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The Housing Executive's Lorraine Wilson along with Mary Watson of Carnlough Community Association and the children from the local schools St John’s Roman Catholic PS and Carnlough Integrated PS prepared to ‘dig and plant’.
Carnlough group
Despite the weather school children from St John’s Roman Catholic PS and Carnlough Integrated PS along with community volunteers were out in force to help dig and plant for Carnlough.
The planting was organised by Carnlough Community Association thanks to our support which awarded the group a grant to carry out the work.
The children and community volunteers planted trees at the harbour car-park, then at Hurry Head, which is beside the harbour, filled containers and cleared shrubbery.
Mairead Myles-Davey, our Area Manager, said:
“I am delighted we were able to support Carnlough Community Association with this project. By giving the children the chance to make such a positive contribution to their community at such a young age will, I am sure, help foster a real sense pride in their area for now and the future.”
The Carnlough Community Association’s Secretary, Mary Watson, commented:
“It was a terrific morning. The enthusiasm of the school children and community volunteers shone through and we were delighted with all that was accomplished. I’d like to extend my thanks to the Housing Executive, the Mid and East Antrim Council and Supporting Communities for their support and to the school children and community volunteers who beavered away despite the weather.”