Two fantastic groups of Volunteers brought the Christmas Spirit to the RAPID areas in Dundalk in the week leading up to Christmas. This fantastc initiative was supported by Louth County Council and Louth Volunteer Centre. On 20th December, Craobh Rua (a youth project based in Doolargy Avenue) welcomed Santa and Mrs Claus to their community house and opened its doors to all of the children in the area. Volunteers offered Hot Chocolate, Mince Pies, Xmas Presents and photos with Santa to all wno attended, and the initiative raised much needed funds for the community. This event will hopefully be the start of numerous volunteer led events in the area in the coming months.
While on the 22nd December, volunteers in Cox's Demesne transformed the Redeemer Family Resource Centre into a fabulous Santa's Grotto for the day, where Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves (Pictured, left) spent the day meeting local children and giving gifts.
This was on the back of a number of successful volunteer led events in the Cox's area including a family fun day, haunted house and community clean up.
Well done to all involved!