Since September the group has been working hard to create a wonderful array of hand crafted Christmas decorations, wreaths and candles. The gifts were available at the Waterford City Enterprise Village on Bailey’s New Street during the opening weekend of Winterval.
As a result of the positive feedback the group received the hand-crafted gifts will also be available in Centra, Ballybeg on Thursday, December 13th and also directly from the Ballybeg Youth Project.
According to Lil Quinn, Community Youth Worker, BYP, the initiative has proved extremely popular with the group. “All the boys and girls involved in the project enjoyed every minute of it. It allowed them to let their creativity flourish and we were amazed at the standard that was produced.”
“The boys worked hard in manufacturing high quality crafted Christmas decorations and the girls produced a wonderful festive selection of wreaths and candle trays. They also enjoyed the opportunity to sell and interact with the public at Waterford City Enterprise Village.”
“The experience has given them the confidence to think about developing the array of products on offer and already they are thinking about launching their Valentine’s, wedding and Easter ranges.”
The Ballybeg Youth Project provides clubs, programmes and activities for young people aged 9 to 21 years living in Ballybeg. Activities include educational programmes, sporting opportunities, group games, arts and crafts, fretwork, a games room, large screen TV, cyber centre, Youth Cafe and lots more.
If you want to view some of the work from the Ballybeg Youth Project come along to Centra in Ballybeg on Thursday, December 13th, enjoy a complimentary mince pie and hot drink and pick up a festive bauble or two to brighten your Christmas tree!