Council Chairperson Supports Caring Coins at Enchanted Winter Park in Warrenpoint Muncipal Park
Newry Mourne and Down District Council is planning to transform Warrenpoint Muncipal Park into two special enchanted winter evenings. Taking place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December, these free events will run at the park from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, where there will also be an opportunity to donate to the Caring Coins initiative.
Visitors can soak up the festive spirit with a hot chocolate in hand as they stroll through the park, taking in the twinkling Christmas lights, illuminated trees and magical fire displays, while enjoying a range of festive tunes. There will also be arts and crafts activities for the children.
Council Chairperson Councillor Cathy Mason said: “We are delighted to welcome everyone to this free festive event in Warrenpoint Municipal Park. This event will additionally provide an opportunity to raise much needed funds for vulnerable families across our district at Christmas.”
Deputy Chairperson, Councillor Oonagh Magennis became aware of the Caring Coins Christmas Appeal 2021 and was delighted to meet with Caring Coins Association founders Kerrie Haven and Yvonne Campbell recently to learn more about their Christmas Appeal.
Cllr Magennis said: “Caring Coins are hoping that by organising collections of coins at the Enchanted Winter Park Evenings in Warrenpoint Municipal Park that they will raise funds to provide Christmas dinner and toys to those families that are most in need during the festive period. Councillors, along with the Chairperson’s Women’s Working Group representatives will be volunteering to assist Caring Coins in their collection efforts on each evening.”
Caring Coins have established several working partnerships with a range of local agencies including Confederation of Community Groups, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Home Start Newry and Kilkeel, Sure Start South Armagh, Sure Start Newry, Sure Start Warrenpoint, Sure Start Kilkeel, Bolster Community and Kilkeel Development Association.
For their Christmas Appeal, they will work collaboratively with all the partners listed to identify families in genuine need of discrete, confidential additional support.