Smiles all round for Fun Fest Day

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THE HSE Bal­ly­tiv­nan Train­ing Ser­vices hosted a Fun Fest day for adults with dis­abil­i­ties at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo re­cently.

The Fes­tive day was or­gan­ised by a very dili­gent group of ser­vice users, elected by their peers in Jan­uary to or­gan­ise so­cial events within the ser­vice. The Events Com­mit­tee or­gan­ises the Fun Fest on an an­nual ba­sis and this year to pro­mote so­cial in­clu­sion the com­mit­tee de­cided to ex­tend the in­vi­ta­tion to ser­vices within the wider Sligo area. Ser­vice users from HSE Bal­ly­tiv­nan Train­ing Cen­tre joined with ser­vices users from Re­hab Care, In­spire, HSE Cregg Ser­vices, Gal­lagher House Tub­ber­curry, Cloonama­hon and Re­source Cen­tre Bal­ly­tiv­nan for a fun day of ac­tiv­i­ties and so­cial­is­ing. The day started off with an un­ex­pected power out­age; the Com­mit­tee how­ever were de­ter­mined that the “show” must go on, and so it did. The first event was a Zumba class led by In­struc­tor Char­lene Carty who got ev­ery­one en­er­gised and in the party spirit. This was fol­lowed with a tal­ent show which gave in­di­vid­u­als an op­por­tu­nity to show­case their tal­ent in mu­sic and per­form­ing arts. As the tal­ent show got un­der­way the crowd were highly im­pressed with the tal­ent on dis­play. Ser­vice User Shona Ni­chol­son said: “I love our sum­mer party, all the danc­ing and singing, I just love it”. Next up was Spe­cial Guest Ocean FM DJ and coun­try mu­sic star Paul Kelly who put on a fan­tas­tic show for all his fans. Ev­ery­one took a break to give the feet a rest and en­joy the food pre­pared by Cyril & Paula Cater­ing Ser­vices. DJ Seamie Mac pro­vided the mu­sic as or­gan­is­ers thanked ev­ery­one for mak­ing the day such a mem­o­rable one.

Pic: James Con­nolly.

Paul Kelly at the HSE Bal­ly­tiv­nan Train­ing Ser­vices hosted Fun Fest day for adults with dis­abil­i­ties at the Knocknarea Arena.

HSE Bal­ly­tiv­nan Train­ing Ser­vices hosted a Fun Fest day for adults with dis­abil­i­ties at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo re­cently.

HSE Bal­ly­tiv­nan Train­ing Ser­vices hosted a Fun Fest day for adults with dis­abil­i­ties at the Knocknarea Arena, IT Sligo re­cently. The fes­tive day was or­gan­ised by a very dili­gent group of ser­vice users, elected by their peers in Jan­uary to or­gan­ise...

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