Residents from Derrybeg Community Association in Newry have received funding from the Southern Investing for Health Partnership (SIHP).
The SIHP is a committee of the Public Health Agency and covers the council areas of Armagh, Newry and Mourne, Dungannon, Cragiavon and Banbridge. Its Neighborhood and Environmental Issue Group awarded the funding to the Association to help clean up a large area of grass and footpaths within the local community that have become overgrown and inaccessible to the residents.
Anthony Coyle, Chairperson of the Community Association commented: “The Association would like to thank the SIHP for funding this project. When completed it will be a clean and safe environment accessible to everyone within the local area for walking and exercise.”
Investing for Health Officer, Aisling Rennick added: “The SIHP is delighted to support this environmental project. The environment in which we live and work plays an important role in the general health and wellbeing of everyone and the improvements that will be made to this area within the Derrybeg Community will make it accessible to all.”
Issued on behalf of the Southern Investing for Health Partnership.
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Caption: Members of Derrybeg Community Association pictured with Investing for Health Officer, Aisling Rennick as they prepare to start work on the overgrown area within their community.