Aurelia Kelly, organiser of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion parishes’ ME@8 project, has jointly launched a ladies’ fitness initiative to mark National Walking Month.
Aurelia and her friend Amanda McCallion, from the Parishes of St Colmanell’s, Ahoghill and Portglenone, launched Fit for ME Fit for LIFE on April 13 – recording a video in a field in the great outdoors!
The initiative will be held during May, and ladies are invited to come together for a walk in the countryside followed by talks from a guest speaker.
The events will take place on May 9, 16, 23 and 30, meeting at St Colmanell’s, Ahoghill, on the 9th and 23rd and at Drummaul, Randalstown, on the 16th and 30th.
Aurelia, wife of Drummaul, Duneane and Ballyscullion curate, the Rev Trevor Kelly, said: “We are delighted to welcome Liz Weir, Author and Storyteller, and Lindsay Robinson (Have You Seen That Girl?) as two of our speakers.”
Lindsay has spoken at a previous ME@8 meeting, talking about her experiences of post natal depression, an issue close to Aurelia’s heart as she herself suffered from this debilitating illness.
Following Lindsay’s last talk, Aurelia and the ladies at ME at 8 pledged to raise funds to buy candles for Lindsay to include in the Bags of Hope she hands out to mums in the community.
“The candle symbolises to Mums hope in times of despair,” said Aurelia. “At our final May evening we will be hosting a special Vintage Supper as a fundraiser for Lindsay’s Bags of Hope.”
You can watch Aurelia and Amanda launching Fit for ME Fit for LIFE HERE, or visit the ME@8 Facebook page for more information about the project.