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ÉNERGIE FITNESS PLEDGE OVER €3.5 MILLION TOWARDS IRISH EXPANSION

ÉNERGIE FITNESS PLEDGE OVER €3.5 MILLION TOWARDS IRISH EXPANSION

énergie Fitness, Ireland’s fast-growing, national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise has signalled significant expansion plans following an injection of €3.5 million into the Irish market. A further €3million is ear marked for growth in the NI and Scottish market, with the group exploring European markets such as Poland in the months ahead.

With 20 franchise locations, already operating throughout parts of Ireland, the company has announced plans to have upwards of 12 additional locations open or in development through strategic franchise partnerships in the next year. This would create 120 local jobs and 48 self-employed opportunities; plus, see membership numbers increase from 25,000 to over 40,000.

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LCCC HELPING SCHOOLS HARVEST THE NEXT GENERATION

LCCC HELPING SCHOOLS HARVEST THE NEXT GENERATION

To mark Harvest month this October and as part of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is giving local schools the opportunity to win all they need to grow their own produce.

With some of the best producers and growers based in the Lisburn & Castlereagh area, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is keen to encourage the next generation of talented growers and is calling on green-fingered local pupils to submit a poem about the importance of Harvest.

This initiative is intended to broaden children’s understanding of agriculture and to promote healthy eating options with a balanced fruit and vegetable-filled. Growing fruit and vegetables in the garden at your school is a fantastic way to demonstrate the link between the food we eat, the seasons and the land.

Participating schools will have the chance to win a set of allotments, enabling pupils to fully immerse themselves in the harvest season. The prize includes two wooden allotment frames, soil, seeds, guides and a visit from an experienced gardener who will host an educational lesson on planting and tending.

Cllr. Uel Mackin, Chair of Lisburn & Castlereagh’s Economic Development Committee, explained the benefits of instilling this interest at a young age.

“I would encourage all local schools to reach out and get involved in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Harvest Competition. The aim is to encourage the younger generation to get involved in, and fully appreciate, the process of growing, harvesting and eating fruit and vegetables.”

“Those involved will reap the benefits of seeing first-hand how their hard work and care can produce an array of fruit and vegetables. It will be exciting process to chart the progress of each allotment and see local school children’s hard work come to fruition,” added Cllr. Uel Mackin.

To be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize for their school, pupils are requested to submit a poem around the theme of Harvest to a select panel of judges.

To enter, simply submit your harvest-themed poem by Friday, October 21st to LCCC Harvest Competition, C/O Rumour Mill PR, First Floor Cranmore House, 611A Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GT or email kathryn@rumourmillpr.com