Offaly Youthgroup get behind the camera ahead of the Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Youth Awards
Pictured are members of Edenderry Youth Café who recently attended a film-making workshop in Huntstown Community Centre, Dublin 15 ahead of their entry to the X-HALE Youth Awards 2016. X-HALE is an initiative developed by the Irish Cancer Society to encourage young people to take action on the issue of smoking in their own communities.
As part of X-HALE, the Irish Cancer Society hosts the annual X-HALE Youth Awards which sees youth groups from around the country enter short films and community action projects around the issue of smoking. Edenderry Youth Caféattended the filming workshop in preparation of their film entries to the X-HALE Youth Awards in the summer to learn about film producing and editing.
In total this year, 31 groups have received funding from the Society and a further 12 groups will receive training support. The Society has awarded over €125,000 to youth groups and organisations through the X-HALE Youth Awards to create smoking related community awareness projects since the initiative started over five years ago.