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Radius Housing tenants become ‘Gadget Whizz Kids’ thanks to funding from Power NI

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Power NI

5th Dec 2022

Residents in Drumhaw Fold have been given kitchen gadgets thanks to a funding award from Power NI’s Brighter Communities initiative. 

Power NI’s Brighter Communities fund has awarded Radius Housing’s Drumhaw Fold in Lisnaskea £1,000 which has been used to purchase a number of kitchen gadgets, such as air fryers and slow cookers for tenants.

Made up of 25 flats, Drumhaw Fold offers apartment style accommodation for those aged 55 and over who wish to live independently with the reassurance of 24-hour support.

Mandy Graham, who has been the scheme co-ordinator for Drumhaw Fold for the past 22 years, says the funding is enabling her to launch ‘Gadget Whizz Kids’, to help residents make healthy meals.

“We’re very grateful to have received funding from Power NI and the tenants are very much looking forward to cooking up some nutritious and delicious meals with their new tools, such as air fryers and slow cookers.

“Many of the residents live on their own, so these gadgets are really beneficial as they are not only safer to use than some other kitchen utilities, but they can help with energy efficiency.

“We can’t wait to start putting them to good use, I’m really looking forward to hearing about the meals that the tenants are able to make with their new gadgets!”

Ashleigh O’Neill from Power NI added: “We’re delighted to have played a part in enabling Drumhaw Fold’s tenants to cook up some tasty, healthy meals.

“This scheme has been providing around the clock support for tenants in Lisnaskea for many years and we’re very proud to be providing funding to Mandy and the team at Radius. A huge congratulations from Power NI!”

Power NI has been running the Brighter Communities initiative since 2018 and since its establishment it has supported a huge range of charities and bespoke groups and clubs across Northern Ireland who are all making a big difference in communities.

Photo: Mandy Graham, scheme co-ordinator of Drumhaw Fold and Power NI’s Oliver Howie