Haloween Fun Day
Tenants from the Racecourse area of Derry/Londonderry, both old and young, enjoyed a spooky Halloween Fun Day at Shantallow Community Centre, organised by Apex during the Halloween holidays. This community building event was delivered as part of the Housing Associations Integration Project (HAIP).
The HAIP seeks to improve cross community relations in social housing. This is a €1.1 million project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, which is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Match funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.
There was fun for all at the Apex’s Halloween Fun Day. Margaret Cunningham from Healtheee Matters came along and demonstrated her Scary Fruit Art for tenants. Children were given the opportunity to make fruit parrots, spiders, pumpkins and broomsticks in addition to gaining helpful tips for healthy eating.
Children and adults alike were amazed by Parky the Magician. Mike from World of Owls delivered an information session on Owls and even gave children the chance to hold the owls. The day ended with a spooky story telling session for all the family.
Emer McElhinney, Apex’s Good Relations Officer said “We recognise that Derry/Londonderry is known far and wide for its great Halloween performance and we wanted to join in and deliver some Halloween fun for our tenants. We’ve had a wonderful day with tenants and local families coming together, getting to know each other better while enjoying the Halloween celebrations”.