Creggan group plants for the future

December 4, 2012

On Saturday last, representatives from Creggan Church of Ireland Hall Management Committee along with local community reps (including many young people) rolled up their sleeves and took part in a ‘Tree planting event’ within Creggan Lawns.

The group was one of a very small number of organisations across Northern Ireland to be awarded finance via the National Tree Council towards the Planting Programme.

Speaking on behalf of the Group, its’ Secretary Kenny Donaldson said: “We were delighted to be successful in our bid for funding to plant new trees within the conservation and wildlife rich lands known locally as; Creggan Lawns.”

“Local people from Creggan Village came along to support the initiative which is a demonstration of the positive relationships that exist between our Church and the local community and we are grateful for the support given not only today but on every other day of the year also.”

“We are also indebted to Finnegan’s Nursery, Silverbridge for all their support and efforts on Saturday morning. They have provided beautiful trees which we hope will bring enjoyment to future generations.

“It is important to invest in the future of our areas and to ensure that their character is very much retained. That is what we will continue to strive to do within Creggan and surrounding hinterlands.”

“The £525 grant award we received covered 75% of the overall costs of the Planting Scheme with our group contributing the balance 25% costs. For £700 we now have circa 20 beautiful mixed trees planted which will in time sprout into impressive, mature trees,” concluded Mr Donaldson.