The Road to EYE 2018 - Follow us every step of the way
If you haven't already heard.... Access for Success are going to Strasbourg!!!
The team here at Leonard Cheshire are delighted to have the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland and young people with disabilities at the European Youth Event in June 2018. As you know, Access for Success aim to help people build resilience through increasing confidence, instilling independence and giving young people opportunities to engage in the wider community.
The event will take place at the European Parliament Buildings in Strasbourg, France and is an opportunity for youths to take part in a range of programmes, workshops and activities set up to propose ideas for a better, brighter future for Europe - up to 8,000 young people will be in attendance!
A group of 20 people will head off from Omagh Enterprise Centre on the 31st of May to start their 978 mile journey to Strasbourg. The group is also thrilled to have been chosen from hundreds of applicants to present a workshop at the event around the theme of Happiness to 40 delegates.
"There is no doubt that the young people going will be a credit to themselves, their families and to Leonard Cheshire as an organisation" - Davina Kelly, Project Officer.
Fundraising is well underway to help fund the trip including Night at The Races, Quiz Nights, Sponsored Walk, Coffee Mornings, Guess the Sweets in the Jar and we even had a Pancake Breakfast which raised over £200. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated to the trip so far, if you are interested in finding out more about our group we are having an event on Friday 2nd March in the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh from 2pm which will include Afternoon Tea and a chance to hear from our local MLA's and meet our group of young people who will be embarking on this amazing experience.
The whole trip will be captured on video and camera and we will even do a LIVE Facebook during our workshop so that you can cheer us on from home. Keep up to date with everything that is happening through our website Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.