What a day!
Congratulations to Patsy McKee from everyone at SJB. Patsy has dedicated his life to the service of others. He is an integral and indispensable part of St. John the Baptist Primary School. He is involved in many community groups including Clonard, the Frank Gillen Centre and the Barriers in Mindset. In Clonard Novena he is a team member who helps to plan and advertise Clonard Novena. He is very dedicated to Our Lady and a pillar of the Clonard Community working as a youth leader. Last year he went to Berlin with a group of young people from the Shankill and Falls communities. He is committed to building bridges and knocking down religious barriers.
Patsy McKee school caretaker extradorinaire was honoured by Belfast City Council, pupils, staff and the community as he was awarded the prestigious Community Champion Award from the Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. Thank you Patsy, we all enjoyed sharing this special occassion with you and your family.
We are getting closer to establishing our community garden in the grassed area beside St. Michael's Youth Club. Approval has been given and funding identified for £40,000 to develop this area. We have set up a group involving other agencies and local residents and community members, you probably recognise everyone in the photo, Healthy Hearts, Belfast City Council, Integrated services, Youth initiatives, Age concern.
We will keep you updated on the progress and obviously we will need lots of helping hands!