Maes Ni has received £10,000 to hold various workshops for local youth
Siân Gwenllian MS visited the Maes Ni community group to congratulate them on receiving the grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
Maes Ni, a community group in Maesgeirchen, Bangor is one of the Community Fund’s most recent recipients, securing £10,000 to run musical and creative writing workshops for older people, young people and families to develop creative skills, enhance wellbeing, and share experiences.
The Maes Ni community group, which aims to provide the people of Maesgeirchen with opportunities, was recently visited by the local Member of the Senedd, Siân Gwenllian.
“I’d like to thank those involved with Maes Ni for what was a fantastic visit.
“The welcome I received from the young people of Maesgeirchen was warm and energetic.
“It was moving to see them brimming with enthusiasm for creating and performing.
“It goes to show the value of opportunities such as those they receive from Maes Ni, inspired by Owen Lee Maclean of Maesgeirchen and poet Martin Dawes.
“Providing children and young people with as many opportunities and experiences as possible equips them with life skills, gives them an important opportunity to socialise, and gives project leaders a special opportunity to spot and encourage talent.
“Finding a way to express ourselves is an important part of our personal development, and the work that organisations like Maes Ni does is crucial in that respect.
“The passionate, expressive young people I met were clearly receiving a lot of enjoyment from the project, and it is once again good to see the National Lottery’s good work in our communities.”