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Residents in the Newry Street area of Kilkeel are set to enjoy an egg-cellent Easter, thanks to recent Community Grant funding from the Housing Executive. 

Newry Street Unite has been allocated funding of £1,120 to host a range of virtual Easter events for local people.

The Easter bunny is joined by Graham Mills from Newry Street Unite, Kilkeel and Rebecca Smyth, South Down Good Relations Officer for the Housing Executive to launch a virtual Easter celebration that has been funded by the Housing Executive.  Newry Street Unite were Egg-static at the grant funding which will allow them to keep local morale high during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The Easter bunny is joined by Graham Mills from Newry Street Unite, Kilkeel and Rebecca Smyth, South Down Good Relations Officer for the Housing Executive to launch a virtual Easter celebration that has been funded by the Housing Executive. Newry Street Unite were Egg-static at the grant funding which will allow them to keep local morale high during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Providing services for residents in the area, Newry Street Unite have a packed schedule this Easter, which includes flower arranging, a visit from the Easter Bunny, a treasure hunt, craft activities and a family quiz. 

Ann Fitzpatrick, Community Development Worker for Newry Street Unite thanked the Housing Executive for the recent funding.

She said: “We are very pleased to receive funding from the Housing Executive in support of our Easter Spring activity programme. 

“This funding will facilitate a virtual Easter Egg Hunt, a visit from the Easter Bunny and a remote workshop to create beautiful Easter floral arrangements. 

“All these small activities go a long way in helping to keep the community connected in this very difficult time of Covid-19.”

Newry Street Unite has continued to link and connect with the community virtually during Covid-19 and identify the importance of this for residents’ health and well-being. 

Liam Gunn, South Down Area Manager for the Housing Executive, welcomed the recent funding allocation. 

He said: “Funding from our Community Grant Scheme is a great opportunity to help support a range of initiatives that promote health and well-being and bring people together, even in a virtual capacity, at grassroots level.

“I am delighted this recent funding will allow residents to have an exciting Easter, with a number of different activities organised by Newry Street Unite.”  

For more information, click online at www.nihe.gov.uk

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