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Spraoi on RTE Nationwide this Friday 15.11.22

SPRAOI agus Spórt will be the main feature on Nationwide this Friday, 18th November.

In advance of next week's, Late Late Toy Show, RTE's Nationwide visited organisations who have benefitted from the funds raised on last year’s Toy Show appeal. Mary Fanning finds out what plans Spraoi agus Spórt in Carndonagh has and how this money will help the local community in Inishowen.
RTE Nationwide filming in Carndonagh
Spraoi chief executive, Helen Nolan said: “It’s a fantastic boost for Spraoi, for Inishowen, for Carndonagh and for all those who use our services. They took some fantastic footage of Carndonagh town, and surrounding areas, like Culdaff Beach. But most importantly of all, they talked to those whose lives have changed by using our services.”

The Nationwide crew spent two days in Inishowen and talked to parents and young people who use Spraoi’s family, social, recreational, training, educational and enterprise activities and services.

Helen explained: “So, they got a glimpse of everything from our parent and toddlers’ groups, vintage shop and co-working hub to our digital creative lab, sea swimming and music classes.”
“Obviously, we don’t know what bits will make it to the programme but we are confident that it will reflect well on staff, service users, the town of Carndonagh and the Inishowen area.”
RTE Nationwide filming with Helen Nolan
The Nationwide programme will also focus on how recipients will use the Toy Show funding secured in the summer.
Helen said: “The €300,000 we received will go towards creating Donegal’s first dedicated Child and Family Hub. Though we’ll be calling out to the community to help us raise the rest of the €1.5m needed to complete this ambitious project. So, watch this space!“

"This funding will enable us to build a dedicated space on a town centre site, which can be customised for our needs. It will allow us to expand our inclusive creative and play services, in one central customised location. It will provide a new home for our family and children’s services."

The Nationwide programme will air at 7pm this Friday, 18th November.
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