New £800,000 Maghera ‘caring’ centre to open

MAGHERA’S Parish Caring Association’s new £800,000 state-of-the-art building will be officially opened later today.

The International Fund for Ireland provided almost half (£568,905) of the funding towards the construction works and to support a number of staff and programmes of activity its Community Based Economic and Social Regeneration Programme.

Additional funding was made available by the Department of Education and the Church of Ireland.

The opening of the new building at Maghera’s interface area as a new “Shared Town Initiative” will represent both sections of the community.

It will allow the Association to further its cross-community work and develop a safe base in which to roll out a sustained and effective series of Community Relations and Community Development workshops, events, seminars etc in addition to social activities and education.