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Energia Group Give Granaghan & District Women’s Group a Helping Hand


Granaghan & District Women’s Group have received a £300 community grant from Energia Group, parent company of Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier Power NI. 

Granaghan & District Women’s Group have received a £300 community grant from Energia Group, parent company of Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier Power NI.

The county Derry based group was nominated to receive the community funding by Energia Group employee, Niamh Bradley, as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Helping Hands’, which gives staff the opportunity to put forward local groups and organisations for funding. Thanks to the donation, the charity was able to purchase two picnic tables.

Granaghan and District Women’s group is a small, (but mighty) women’s group, formed in 1994, and is based in the small village of Swatragh, in county Derry. The group has been running, non-stop, for the past 28 years, providing an impressive range of activities, primarily for women and girls in the local area, and beyond. The committee is 100% volunteer-led which means they have no paid workers so that is testament to the vision, commitment, and dedication of the committee throughout the last quarter of a century, and more.

Granaghan & District Women’s group offer a range of workshops, classes, and activities all year round for women and children. They also work alongside other community groups, taking part in cross community projects. These hundreds of sessions provided help to keep all members safe and connected, fit physically, emotionally, and mentally, bringing much needed connection, friendship, structure and routine into their lives.

Energia Group are delighted to support Granaghan & District Women’s Group by providing funding to purchase two wooden picnic tables which will be in the community garden area. It will be used by all members of the public to simply sit, relax, enjoy the outdoors, a picnic or rest after weeding or planting.

Grateful for the funding, Energia Group employee Niamh Bradley commented:

“This group provides an impressive array of activities, both online and face-to-face in their local community centre. Activities such as craft and dance for kids, crochet, demonstration cookery, mindfulness, meditation, Pilates, tai chi, yoga and recently completed a cross community project with Upperland’s Men’s Shed. They are and have always been a 100% volunteer-led group which makes their endeavours all the more striking. Thank you Energia Group!”

Chair of Granaghan and District Women’s Group, Deirdre Bradley commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this timely offer of funding from Power NI. We are a very proactive, genuine, grassroots community group, providing for our isolated, rural, community since April 1994. The picnic table will be a fabulous piece of outdoor furniture to encourage people to work and relax outdoors in these challenging times.”
 

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