Highlights from Christmas 2015

Are these cold, dreary January days making anyone feel a bit down in the dumps? Well, don't fret! Here are a few happy memories from December to cheer you up!!

Community Christmas Dinner at Braniel

For the past few years, our Braniel group have hosted an intergenerational Christmas Dinner in Braniel Community Centre. This year's event was another brilliant night, filled with good food, music and plenty of fun! Thanks to everyone who joined us for the special night.

 Youth worker Jayne (centre) with some lovely waitresses!

Youth worker Jayne (centre) with some lovely waitresses!

 Serving the locals!

Serving the locals!

 Performance time!

Performance time!

 Everyone on their feet! 

Everyone on their feet! 

Volunteering at Willowfield Food Bank

Young people from our Milltown/Belvoir group helped pack Christmas hampers, ensuring that those most in need were not forgotten this Christmas! Great work guys.

Thanks for helping us raise £500 at our Christmas Bake Sale!

Our Christmas Bake Sale was a big success thanks to the help of our band of supporters who baked buns, posted flyers, brought friends and helped serve the tasty stuff! Well done to Sarah from Lisburn for winning our fun competition "Guess the Penguin's Name" (it was 'Frosty' for those who were still wondering)! 

All proceeds will help us bring hope, inspiration and opportunity to at-risk young people in Belfast, through providing positive projects, educational workshops, diversionary activities, as well enabling our youth workers to have hundreds of mentoring conversations with young people over the coming weeks and months of 2016.

 Jonny Luke, our Senior Youth Worker was feeling festive.

Jonny Luke, our Senior Youth Worker was feeling festive.

 "Baked with love"

"Baked with love"

 Some young visitors with Frosty the Penguin!

Some young visitors with Frosty the Penguin!

Trip to the Christmas Market

To top off a great Christmas, and as a reward for all their good work, our young people enjoyed a festive trip to the Christmas Market outside the City Hall. 

The Dreamscheme team want to thank everyone who has supported our work with young people in 2015, and I, for one, am excited about what 2016 holds for Dreamscheme and the many young people we work with every week!

If you are interested in supporting Dreamscheme, you can find out how to become a volunteer here or how to give here.

Together we can help the next generation of young people fulfil their potential.

 

AUTHOR

Stephen Mullan, Operations Manager @ Dreamscheme