Programmes

IN THIS TOGETHER PROJECT

In This Together Project – rural communities, rural connections

We all know the impact Coronavirus has had on our communities, every single individual and family throughout the country. This project has been developed to try and showcase that even though we are all facing adversity and unprecedented times, community practitioners, community workers, volunteers and individuals are continuing to play a positive role. This shows true resilience and determination to help others.

Therefore we aim to showcase how relationships have developed during this pandemic. We want to explore areas and communities where relations have potentially developed for the better, during lockdown and how adversity has brought communities together even in a small way. We also want to showcase the best of rural communities and how individual and collective action has helped others, using storytelling as a method for collecting stories at this time.

Over the next few months, whilst this pandemic continues, we will be posting videos and short stories from individuals working in the community either, paid or voluntary and hear from them first hand about how we are “In this Together”. These videos will also be available on all our social media outlets so watch this space….

If you would like to be involved please contact Charmain on 028 8676 6670 or email charmain@ruralcommunitynetwork.org

Watty Graham’s COVID response

Once lockdown was initiated in mid-March, Watty Grahams implemented a community COVID-19 response team comprising of several dozen volunteers. A dedicated helpline number was immediately setup and in the space of 24 hours, thousands of flyers detailing this support ...

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St Pius X College, Magherafelt

Bernie Gray from St Pius X College, Magherafelt tell how the whole school got involved in making visors.St Pius X College, Magherafelt is one of a number of Post Primary schools in the Mid Ulster area, that has been ...

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Community Help Rathfriland

Joy Lapsley tells of how the COVID-19 has affected her and her town of Rathfriland.The 15th March 2020 - the first time I realised how bad life could possibly become. I heard we were going into lockdown within a ...

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Moneydig Rural Network

Patricia McQuillan from Moneydig Rural Network in Garvagh tells of how her local area is helping others in this pandemic. What actions have taken place at a local level? Since March 2020 our small rural community group, Moneydig Rural Network in ...

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Armoy Community Association

Gerry Burns from Armoy Community Association writes of how the local area is coping in this pandemic and William McMullan tells of the activities that have taken place.What actions have taken place at a local level?When the situation of ...

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