CHILDREN from across Down District Council’s Summer Scheme have been doing their bit to raise money for those in need. Children attending the Schemes in Downpatrick, Newcastle, Ballynahinch and Drumaness organised a variety of fundraising activities including a Raffle, Sponsored World Cup, Bring and Buy Sale and a Wizard of Oz Performance in aid of Shimna Valley Holiday House. The events were a roaring success raising a total of £1,500.
The charity based in Newcastle, County Down is run by the NI Cancer Fund for Children to provide holiday respite care for sick children.
Down District Council’s Chairman, Dermot Curran presented a cheque from the Summer Scheme children to a representative from Shimna Valley. Speaking at the presentation, Councillor Curran said, “Shimna Valley is a superb facility that provides a wonderful place for children and young people who have been diagnosed with cancer to recuperate. I am delighted to meet some of the fantastic young people who have raised an outstanding figure for this truly exceptional cause.”
Down District Council’s Summer Scheme is an annual event bursting with activities from cookery and crafts to swimming and soccer. The Scheme caters for Children aged 6 – 12 during the months of July and August.
For further information please contact your local centre or visit www.downdc.gov.uk.