Phoenix ADHD Celebration Event

Phoenix Youths (Youth Forum) with visitors from 501st Brigade. Including Shania Platt (centre) with her Endeavour Award.
Phoenix Youths (Youth Forum) with visitors from 501st Brigade. Including Shania Platt (centre) with her Endeavour Award.

Recently Phoenix ADHD held its Celebration Event at Causeway Coast Vineyard.

This annual family event marks the achievement of young people who have attended programmes during the last year.

Social Skills Group.

Social Skills Group.

Maura Hickey, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, presented the young people with certificates and awards and joined in with the activities.

Kaye Cormack, the Project Manager, welcomed everyone and briefly outlined the current issues around securing funding. She pointed out that thanks to a number of smaller grants, donations and fund raising activities there were no plans to close Phoenix in the near future although the number of activities and level of support will be reduced.

Each year the team select young people who have shown marked achievements during the year in memory of Angie Young, a founder Director. This year the Angie Young Senior Achievement Award was presented to Ethan Moore and the Junior Achievement Award to Ronan Gilfillan.

A special “Endeavour Award” was presented this year to Shania Platt who overcame her fear of water as she participated in a number of water based activities during our summer programme.

Staff with guest visitors from 501st Brigade  Laura Bankhead, Linda McCleary, Helen Christie, Kaye Cormack, Bryan Moore, Emma Kennedy and Julie McClean, Director

Staff with guest visitors from 501st Brigade  Laura Bankhead, Linda McCleary, Helen Christie, Kaye Cormack, Bryan Moore, Emma Kennedy and Julie McClean, Director

Unfortunately a number of other young people were also unable to attend as they were on holiday or working.