Northern Bank's Colin
Patterson at the art class with Moira Friendship
group, Rosemary Patterson and May Gracey. The
Class is funded by the Northern Bank's Community
Grant Projects. US4107-539C0
MOIRA Friendship Group has launched an arts
and crafts programme designed for the over 50s, with the help
from a grants programme for grass roots community activities.
Moira Friendship Group is running weekly
sessions of painting, card making, ceramics painting, jewellery
making until April next year. They received a Community Grant
from Northern Bank so that members could benefit from the
guidance of a tutor.
Mr Colin Patterson, Senior Branch Manager,
Northern Bank Portadown attended one of the arts and crafts
sessions and was impressed by what he saw.
He said: "This is a great example of what our
Community Grants programme is all about. Moira Friendship Group
works hard to encourage interest and involvement of their
members and make a wide range of activities accessible to the
older members of our community."
Moira Friendship Group also offers a The
Active Lifestyles Programme, which encourages people 50+ to get
active and stay active.
The Active Lifestyles programme includes a weekly schedule of
activities such as Walking group, Pilates, New aged curling,
Boccia, Bowling, Table tennis, Tai-chi, Swimming Lessons,
Badminton, Line Dancing, Aqua-fit, Weigh to Health programme,
Scottish Dancing and much much more. A monthly Tea Dance is held
on the first Monday of each month 2- 4pm in St John's Parish
If you would like any more information or would like to be
added to the mailing list to receive information on further
programmes you can do so by contacting, Alison Bell, Active
Lifestyles Co-ordinator, Moira Friendship Group on 9261 2119 or