Downpatrick Collective To Bring Cheer To Their Town

Dan McEvoy, chairman of the Downpatrick Community Collective, a community group (Registered Charity) based in Downpatrick, said his group has

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Downpatrick Community Collective creates a splash of merriment in their community through a funded programme by the the NI Housing Executive.

Dan McEvoy, chairman of the Downpatrick Community Collective, a community group (Registered Charity) based in Downpatrick, said his group has received funding from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for a community support programme.

Downpatrick Collective chairman Dan McEvoy.

Dan added: “We are now in our second week of the programme and our umbrella community group is currently delivering this two week COVID 19 community support project within each of our member group residential areas within Downpatrick.

“Our aim is to bring some cheer to those residents living in social housing estates in Downpatrick by bringing some light entertainment to their doorsteps whilst adhering to Social Distancing guidance.

“We have a selection of videos posted on our Facebook page available if you follow the link below – as you will see the response is impressive.. 

Live music in Ardpatrick by Stewart Wilcox.

“This is a great, positive news story for our County town and reflects the community spirit within Downpatrick. The feedback from our local communities has been fabulous.

“Many people have been confined to their houses for many weeks and our light entertainment package is allowing them to come to their front doors and enjoy some interaction at a safe distance.

“Our support program also includes nightly live “story telling” sessions, distribution of plants for people’s gardens, and a series of weekly videos from our Community Allotments facility. These will all be driven by our Downpatrick Community Collective members.

“See attached above this coming week’s planned schedule for our trailer based entertainment programme.”

Check out the Downpatrick Community Collective on their Facebook page.

Smokinnnnnng!
A young Magnus.
The Great Mephisto juggling firesticks in Ardpatrick in Downpatrick.