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A Bright Outlook

Published: Fri, 8 Jul 2016
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Members of 'On the Move' with Barry Fox and Philip McArdle from the Housing Executive and Wray Campion, Hospital Road Community Association.
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Investing in the built environment by keeping areas tidy can go a long way to help lift a community’s spirit.
On a bright sunny day volunteers from the Church of Ireland’s ‘On the Move’ project helped foster this in Omagh with a little help from us.
Every year up to 100 young people from across the Diocese of Derry & Raphoe participate in the Church of Ireland’s three-day ‘On the Move’ project where they do their bit for their area by getting involved in all sorts of practical action; everything from litter-picking to painting and gardening.
This year, for the first time, they chose Omagh and on their first afternoon some fencing in the Riverview area was given a little TLC with a quick lick of paint, supplied by us.
Wray Campion from Hospital Road Community Association said:
“We were delighted when ‘On the Move’ approached us about doing some work in the area and the Housing Executive agreed to help with supplies. It was great to see the young people’s enthusiasm as they went about their work. I’d also like to thank Fermanagh & Omagh District Council for their support of the project too. The residents are pleased with the paint work and it has certainly cheered the area up.”
Eddie Doherty, our Area Manager, said:
“We were delighted to support the Hospital Road Community Association by providing supplies after it was contacted by the ‘On the Move’ initiative.  It is an excellent project and the result shows the difference volunteering can make to a community and the people involved.”
Martin Montgomery, the Youth Officer with On the Move, added:
“It was wonderful to see our group of young volunteers out working together, enjoying the sun and making a difference to the area.  We're here as a group of young Christians, from local churches, who believe in reaching out and doing good to our neighbours in the way that God has reached out to us. On behalf of ‘On the Move’, I’d like to thank both Hospital Road Community Association and the Housing Executive for their support.”