A group of young people from West Belfast, who all help care for a family member at home, hosted a VIP dinner at the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership's Healthy Living Centre, having completed an Active Communities nutrition and cookery course, ‘We Care, We Cook’ which was made possible by Asda.

The six week programme focused on the basics of cooking and the importance of a healthy diet. The group prepared a three course meal for invited guests that included Jennifer McCann MLA, representatives from Asda, Active Communities and their family and friends.

Asda Westwood’s Community Champion Noleen McMahon explains:
“I’ve been working with the group every week and I’m blown away by their achievements, they’ve learnt so much and should be very proud. As Community Champion, I’m always looking for ways to impact positively on the local community. It’s really important for young people to have a better understanding of how to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for themselves. Congratulations to all involved, and a big well-done to the young people!”

In speaking about the project, Rachelle McCurry coordinator for West Belfast for Active Communities said:
“The support we have received from Asda has proved invaluable to the running of our programmes across Northern Ireland. This particular programme has ensured that many young people in the area have been equipped with necessary life-skills they can take away with them.”