CASTLEBLAYNEY YOUTH CAFÉ TAKES TWO PRIZES HOME TO MONAGHAN FROM XHALE YOUTH AWARDS

14 July 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Ellen Carroll from Castleblayney Youth Café has been awarded the prize for Best Actress at the Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Youth Awards 2017. Ellen scooped the award for the group’s short film “The Cigarette Assassin”, which was showcased at the recent event in the Odeon Cinema in the Point Village in Dublin. The group also won an award for Best Social Media Post of the Day.

Over 300 young people from 40 youth and community groups came together to showcase their anti-tobacco films and projects which they have created to contribute towards establishing Ireland’s first smoke-free generation. While the rate of smoking has seen declines in recent years, 8% (or approximately 40,260) of children and young people between the ages of 10 and 17 are using tobacco.

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