DDCP’s Weekly Blog, Thursday 16th July




Fermanagh Trust’s ‘Fermanagh’s Community Heroes’

fermanagh_trust_logoAs part of their 20th anniversary celebrations the Fermanagh Trust, in partnership with the Impartial Reporter, plans to celebrate and acknowledge 20 inspirational community heroes whose kindness, ingenuity and voluntary input have made Fermanagh a better place to live.

This is a great way to honour those individuals who give rather than take, go the extra mile to help those around them doing the very best work which goes largely unnoticed and unrewarded. A chance to sing the praises of the otherwise unsung.

The 20 community heroes will be an unranked celebration of good deeds, large and small. All to be equally applauded for their extraordinary efforts that make for a better County Fermanagh. It is open to individuals who through their voluntary input have enabled change to take place and striven to improve community life.

What better way for the Fermanagh Trust to celebrate their 20 years of work supporting community and voluntary endeavour than by paying tribute to those stars who do so much within Fermanagh. They could be charity fundraisers, campaigners, volunteers or simply those who have done such extraordinary things to help others that their story must be told.

In particular, to celebrate all aspects of the Fermanagh Trust’s work, nominations are sought from those involved in a range of areas including community relations, voluntary work, enterprise, music, drama, sport and community development.

What makes it so special is that these 20 community heroes will be nominated by members of the public. Awards will be presented during the Fermanagh Trust’s 20th Anniversary celebration event on 13th October at the Ardhowen Theatre.

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Closing date for nominations is 4th September.


Better Together Summer Camp, Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have launched a new summer camp for young people living in rural areas across the Fermanagh and Omagh district.
The ‘Better Together’ summer camp, which has received ‘Building a United Community’ funding from the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, will enable sixty 11 to 13 year olds, from rural areas across the district, to participate in a range of cultural, arts, crafts and outdoor activities from Monday 3 to Friday 7 August 2015. There will also be an overnight residential.
All activities are free of charge and aim to develop relations among summer camp participants through team-building and group work activities.
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Completed application forms should be returned to:
Tommy Mc Laughlin, Good Relations Officer,
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council,
Town Hall, 2 Town Hall St, Enniskillen,
Co. Fermanagh, BT74 7BA
Or Email:
The Closing Date for applications is Monday 20th July 2015




Derrygonnelly Harps’ fundraiser Daisy Dollop is building up for Saturday 15th August “when Daisy is released onto Canon Maguire Park to deposit on the lucky square, so to speak.” (www.derrygonnellyharps.gaa.com). Tickets are £10 each or 3 for £20 available from all players and committee members.

Harps Daisy Dollop

FEAR 2015


Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th September 2015. Time and venue to be confirmed. All welcome. In the meanwhile we hope you all have a lovely summer.

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