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L-R: Eoin Kelehan, Krysia Reid, Mason Maguire, Jenny Murphy, Lyndsey Davey, Hollie Walsh, Conor Kestell and Nicole Mooney.
Press release 05/04/18
First Foróige Fingal FitFest to promote health and wellbeing for young people.
North Dublin Foróige will be hosting the ‘Foróige Fingal FitFest’ on 29th March 2018. The event will be held in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and is funded as part of the first strand of the Healthy Ireland Fund.
It is a celebration and recognition of young people’s participation in a variety of health and wellbeing related initiatives over a 12 week period within their local Foróige projects and clubs.
Sinead Fox, Foróige Youth officer said “The aim of the initiative is to empower young people to get fit and active while learning new skills along the way. The 29th of March which is the Thursday before Easter and has been documented as a day where young people are at a higher risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour and underage drinking. Therefore, one of the objectives of the event is to provide an alternative to these activities while focusing on promoting the importance of holistic health and well-being.
“The activities of the day include a 4km walk/run with an estimated 100 young people in attendance from across Dublin 15 and Balbriggan. Following the completion of the 4k, young people will engage in various activities, and sports such as Gaelic games, yoga, boxing, circuits, cooking demos, and much more. The day which will be hosted in a youth friendly festival style aims to have a fun and feel good atmosphere around the campus grounds.”
Special guest, former Dublin senior football ladies captain Lyndsey Davey, will attend the event for the recognition and awards segment of the day. Lyndsey said “I am honoured be invited to the day, it’s great to see so many young people being active in their community and acknowledging the importance of health and wellbeing in their lives”.
Former ladies rugby international Jenny Murphy, was also in attendance to support the young people.
Mayor of Fingal, Mary McCalmley will also be a special guest at the awards ceremony. She talked about how proud she was of all the young people for all the activities they have been involved in.
For further information please contact:
Helena Clarke, Foróige Marketing Communications Officer
087 632 5138 / 01 630 1732
Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland. The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually, through a network of more than 650 youth clubs & cafés, 160 targeted projects and national programmes such as Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Health & Wellbeing, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship.