Rio themed event a success at YMCA

The evening included challenge stations, live music with bongos, cocktails and a final ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of all who attended.   INCT 17-749-CON
The evening included challenge stations, live music with bongos, cocktails and a final ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of all who attended. INCT 17-749-CON

Young people from Carrickfergus YMCA Health Hub have completed the first of two exciting events with a Rio Summer Olympics theme.

Organised in partnership with Get Set For Community Action, an exciting programme which empowers young people to make real changes within their community, the first event took place on Wednesday April 20.

Carrickfergus YMCA Health Hub held an Olympics-themed event.  INCT 17-748-CON

Carrickfergus YMCA Health Hub held an Olympics-themed event. INCT 17-748-CON

A group of 15 young people known as Action leads worked with around 100 adults from Carrickfergus Senior Gateway.

The team planned and designed all the materials, made Olympic artwork, created a themed sports hall and coordinated a full ‘Rio’ spectacle.

The evening included many interesting challenge stations, live music with bongos, cocktails and a final ceremony to acknowledge the achievements of all who attended.

Overall the event showcased the talent of young people from Carrickfergus and proved that through projects such as Get Set For Community Action, skills and talents can be discovered in a safe and encouraging environment.

The young people will be using what they learned from the initial event to plan and deliver another Olympic themed evening with residents from 1, Irish Gate on August 2.

For more information on the YMCA Health Hub Carrickfergus, contact Karen Graham on 07884357600 or karen.graham@carrickymca.org; Adam Hamilton on 07876362561 or via email at adam@carrickymca.org.

More information is also available on Facebook by searching ‘healthhubcarrick’.