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Co-operation Ireland Cycle

Haldane Fisher Team take to the bike to support Co-operation Ireland's Youth Leadership Programme.

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Thursday 15 September 2011

Twenty five members of staff at Haldane Fisher Newry (including Charlie Haldane, aged 4 yrs) cycled the towpath from their workplace to Scarva and back on Saturday 10 September in support of charity Co-operation Ireland's Youth Leadership Programme.

We have encouraged workers to participate in the Cycle2Work scheme over the past number of years and now the team have taken the opportunity to put their new found fitness to good use.

The Youth Leadership Programme is designed to keep young people away from crime and antisocial behaviour in towns and cities throughout Ireland, North and South. The young people become a force for positive change within their own communities. It raises self esteem of the participants and creates greater awareness and pride in their own local areas. They receive higher quality work placements and long term mentoring as part of the programme.

Gary Cranney of Haldane Fisher stated "one of our staff here at Haldane Fisher Mark Graham came up with the idea when approached by Francie Craven and we were delighted to get involved. This is only a start and may get a team together for next year's Maracycle from Belfast to Dublin. This was a great fun staff event and at the same time supporting a very worthy cause. "

It is anticipated that the event will have raised in excess of £1,500. Congratulations to all who took part.