There's always something happening at Clanrye Group! 
Here's the latest news from our staff, volunteers and participants. Have a peek and see what we've achieved, taken part in and what we've given back to the community over these last few months.

Clanrye Challenge Cup 2019

Clanrye Group held their Annual Disability Football Challenge Cup on 3rd April 2019. A massive well done to all 8 participating teams who showed excellent football skills. Congratulations to the winning team from St. Joseph's High School Newry. 

The teams had a special visit from Alan of the Irish FA Foundation and Ryan McGivern from Linfield FC who chose the Player of the Tournament.

Social Prescribing

From May 2019, Clanrye Group will be offering Social Prescribing services within the Southern Trust. Clanrye Group has been appointed the Lead Partner for Social Prescribing in the Southern Area Consortium. Social Prescribing is a service that will assist the health and care services by helping individuals in the local community co-create individual health plans, and empowering them to take control of their health journey. 

Live at the Canal Court

Over 350 people enjoyed Clanrye Group's first fundraising event of 2019. Live at the Canal Court was a night of entertainment with a line up of five acts including Ardal O'Hanlon and Wine O'Clock, alongside performances from St. Pauls Learning Support Choir and Bronagh Brodrick. A silent raffle also took place during the night, with prizes including an overnight stay in the Canal Court. 

Employers for Childcare

Clanrye Group picked up a Family Friendly Employer Award in the Social Enterprise Category in the recent Employers for Childcare Awards in the Galgorm Resort. Having been Highly Commended in 2017 it was a fantastic achievement to come out on top this year. 

Feedback from Employers for Childcare - 

Clanrye Group impressed the judging panel with an easy to read form that was well presented and clearly structured. They showed clear evidence of a developing portfolio of family friendly initiatives and demonstrated great communication of these initiatives.  The judges were particularly impressed that 20% of the company’s employees have been with them for 10+ years. Overall this was described as a “strong submission”. The judges unanimously agreed that this organisation is a very worthy winner.

For full details of the Awards visit:

Regener8 & WA Davis Garden

The Clanrye Group volunteers (pictured here) led by Tony McAteer exceeded all expectations within the tight budget to produce a pleasant garden admired by many passers-by. The subway is a busy route for pedestrians from the car park on North Street to shops on Hill Street.

Back: Judith Poucher (Clanrye Group Deputy Manager), Connor McClorey, James Thompson, Lee Kearney, Amy Moore, Adam Boswell

Front: Jackie Campbell (Regener8 Co-ordinator), Dara O’Hagan (Manager of Youth and Family Service), Tony McAteer (Regener8 Co-ordinator), Shannon Laffin, Liam Devine (Manager Clanrye Group), Caoimhe Quinn, Leah Stuttard (Admin), Shane Smith (Tutor).

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