Apex Tenants enjoy Halloween Fun Day
Tenants from the Racecourse area of Derry/Londonderry, both old and young, enjoyed a spooky Halloween Fun Day at Shantallow Community Centre, organised by Apex during the Halloween holidays. This community building event was delivered as part of the Housing Associations Integration Project (HAIP).
The HAIP seeks to improve cross community relations in social housing. This is a €1.1 million project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Match funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.
There was fun for all at the Apex’s Halloween Fun Day. Margaret Cunningham from Healtheee Matters came along and demonstrated her Scary Fruit Art for tenants. Children were given the opportunity to make fruit parrots, spiders, pumpkins and broomsticks in addition to gaining helpful tips for healthy eating.
Children and adults alike were amazed by Parky the Magician. Mike from World of Owls delivered an information session on Owls and even gave children the chance to hold the owls. The day ended with a spooky story telling session for all the family.
Emer McElhinney, Apex’s Good Relations Officer said “We recognise that Derry/Londonderry is known far and wide for its great Halloween performance and we wanted to join in and deliver some Halloween fun for our tenants. We’ve had a wonderful day with tenants and local families coming together, getting to know each other better while enjoying the Halloween celebrations”.
If you would like to receive more information on the Housing Associations Integration Project please contact Emer McElhinney, Good Relations Officer on 02871 304 800.
- The Special EU Programmes Body is a North/ South Implementation Body sponsored by the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in Ireland.
- It is responsible for managing two EU Structural Funds Programmes, PEACE IV and INTERREG VA which are designed to enhance cross-border co-operation, promote reconciliation and create a more peaceful and prosperous society.
- The Programmes operate within a clearly defined area including Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and in the case of INTERREG VA, Western Scotland.
- The PEACE IV Programme has a value of €270 million and aims to promote peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland.
- For more information on the SEUPB please visit www.seupb.eu