Youthreach calls for help from you
Young people from Bray and North Wicklow Youthreach are calling on support from their local community to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society's X-HALE Youth Awards.
The group has entered the 2017 X-HALE short film competition with a piece encouraging young people to be smoke free.
They are calling on people to view their film online so they can be in the running to win one of the top awards on offer.
The national event takes place in July and the local group is asking people to vote for their film at cancer.ie/xhale2017. They can view it and vote up to June 28.
In addition to promoting their films online during this time, the groups will also be running a community campaign to drum up local support by putting up posters and organising screenings of their film. The entry with the most views will win the online award and the prize of an electronics voucher for their youth group.
X-HALE is an initiative of the Irish Cancer Society that aims to empower young people to tackle smoking in their communities and raise awareness about the dangers of smoking among their peers.
The national showcase event in the Odeon Cinema Point Village in July will be the finale of months of hard work by youth groups nationwide in preparing short films and projects to encourage young people to be smoke free.
Sarah Chadwick of the Irish Cancer Society said that the young people from Bray have educated themselves about smoking, learned new skills and worked together to create a smoking prevention film that will inform and inspire young people across Ireland and beyond.