Tony Murray, a local man from Briarfield Grove is to undertake an 800 km walk, known as the Camino De Santiago, which starts in southern France and ends in western Spain. It will take approximately 33 days at an average of 25 km per day. Tony has chosen KCCP as the charity he wants to do the walk for as he has worked as an addiction councillor for a good number of years and has worked with the youth of the area, through football and the Community Games!
Tony has paid for everything regarding costs and wants all money donated to go to KCCP!
So please donate and help continue the great work of the KCCP.
The second heroin epidemic affected all disadvantaged areas in Dublin in the early 1990s. In Kilbarrack local community activists joined forces with the statutory agencies to try and tackle the problem. FAS played a leading role in helping drug misusers, their families and the community by funding ‘special status’ (drugs rehabilitation) CE programmes. Our programme started in July 1997 and year on year we have expanded our services to the local community. In June 2001 KCCP decided to set up Youth Matters an initiative providing a range of recreational, sporting, drama, dance and development activities for young people. Youth Matters links in with over a hundred young people each week (this number increases to 150 during the summer months). Each week a number of clubs are held where young people can come and undertake a range of activities. The summer months allow Youth Matters to organise trips away for all the clubs. These trips include horse riding, canoeing, and swimming and overnight stay in adventure camps in the country. A yearly Fun Day is held in August with face painting and bouncy castles. At Halloween, a fancy dress party and kiddies disco is held followed by a fireworks display (sponsored by Dublin City Council). For the month of December, all the clubs go ice-skating. For a number of years young people have produced calendars and yearbooks. They were also involved in designing and painting wall murals, which are displayed in Kilbarrack DART Station-all of which shows their undoubted talent. Despite not having a proper youth centre Youth Matters continues to try to meet the needs of young people from the Kilbarrack area.
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