Cuppa and Catch Up
On Thursday 12th November, St. Mary’s University College hosted the first Michaela Foundation Cuppa and Catch Up event. The event was established after Summer Camp volunteers expressed a desire to informally network with other volunteers during the year.
The event was well attended with representatives from seven different Ulster based Camps in attendance. The event gave volunteers the opportunity to catch up over a cuppa, reminisce on Camp season and prepare for Summer 2016! Entertainment was provided by Antrim Camp leader Dymphna Clenaghan (student of SMUCB) and Roisin Sheridan, Monaghan Camp leader (student at UUJ).
When asked for their motivations for attending the event, one volunteer said, “I went to catch up with girls I haven’t seen in while, to get to know other leaders and to destress from uni work.” Another said, “I wanted to spend time with the MF Family, it makes everyone happy”.
Thanks to the positive feedback from attendees and the continued support from St. Mary’s University College, plans are already underway for a Christmas Cuppa and Catch Up event.