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Health & Wellbeing Centre opens in Loughgiel

Health & Wellbeing Centre opens in Loughgiel

Fri, December 14, 2018

Loughgiel Community Association has celebrated its 30th anniversary with the official opening of a new Health & Wellbeing Centre.

It’s the first facility of its kind in the Northern Trust area, established through the Healthy Living Alliance.

The new facilities, situated within the existing Millennium Centre, include a spin studio and a walking path and will provide services including holistic therapies, fitness classes and social activities.

The ambitious project received funding from Causeway Coast and Glens Local Action Group (LAG) through the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. The LAG approved an application for £180,000 with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council providing an additional £48,000 from its capital budget.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers, who is also a member of the LAG Board, said: “Loughgiel Community Association has shown great vision with the development of this state of the art HLC.

“The Centre will provide a range of healthy living activities aimed at enhancing the physical and mental wellbeing of the entire community. Over the past 30 years, the Association has consistently demonstrated a progressive approach and in that time members have created a superb community space. The group is a model of good practice and a fine example of what can be achieved through hard work, dedication and a commitment to improve the lives of those in the area.”

Manager of Loughgiel Community Association Angela O’Hagan commented: “I would like to state on behalf of Loughgiel Community Association that we are very appreciative and delighted to have received funding through the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and Causeway Coast and Glens Local Action Group.  The programme has been a huge success for people living in rural areas.  The community of Loughgiel and surrounding areas are thoroughly enjoying the provision of additional space and access to basic services and has already shown improvements on issues around Health & Wellbeing.  The walking path provides a safe environment and is accessible for all abilities and ages.  We are excited that Loughgiel’s Health & Wellbeing project will ‘inject a spark’ and create a more vibrant community, and will compliment the strong foundations which we have already cemented in the community.

For further information about the Rural Development Programme or the work of the Local Action Group ring 028 7034 7016 or email rdp@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk