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CHEERS 25th anniversary

Thursday, 22 December 2016

CHEERS 25th anniversary thumbnailSome of the group who are completing their ONC L2 ‘Introduction to Youth Leadership’ course. From left to right: Natasha Lyttle, Clint Bolton, Joe McQuillan, Tommie Linton (Tutor), Ryan McMullan, Scott McMullan, Lewis Wilkinson and Steven Warke.

A DROP -IN CENTRE for young people opened its doors in Ballymoney in December 2001.
The centre eventually became CHEERS Youth Centre and twenty five years later it still offers support to hundreds of young people regularly.
A number of events are planned to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of CHEERS Youth Centre's work in Ballymoney.
On January 25 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm any young people, former volunteer helpers, interested people, past members, and supporters of CHEERS are invited to call.
The current leadership team of John Scott, Margaret Scott and Tommie Linton plus current volunteers will be delighted to see people who used the centre at any time over the past 25 years.
If you are one of those please call for a chat and cuppa and catch up what has been happening recently at CHEERS.
The current leadership team under the guidance of John and Margaret Scott, opens the centre on Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights from 7:30pm until 10:00 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.
On these days the centre functions as a drop-in centre for post primary school young people. Facilities include computer games, pool tables, tuck shop, music and always a friendly word of support from the leaders who are drawn from a number of local churches.
Many of these young people progress to involvement in CHEERS Projects under the leadership of Tommie Linton, the Project Manager.
These educational workshops, outdoor adventure activities, residentials and events run after school and in the evenings on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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