AMH New Horizons Fermanagh kicked off their Christmas Festivities with the lighting up of Northern Ireland’s most unique Christmas tree – a spectacular 8ft tall, hand knitted craft extravaganza . The service which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year created the breathtaking Christmas tree as a symbol of positive Mental Health and emotional well being. The tree which was handcrafted by clients in the Multi skills department in New Horizons Fermanagh is created from knitted squares with each square representing every client which New Horizons Fermanagh has supported over the past 20 years. Following the Christmas festivities the tree will be dismantled with all the knitted squares being used to produce baby blankets for the Smile Foundation which supports babies in the orphanages in Romania.
Speaking at the event, Caroline Ferguson, service manager said
“Christmas time is a challenging time for a lot of people,and we want to use this opportunity to get a very positive message out to the community about the strong support services which are available to people who are struggling with Mental health issues and poor emotional well being. This has been a difficult time in our local community and its important that people know that help and support is available”.
AMH New Horizons Fermanagh can be contacted on 02866323630.