RAY

Resilient Active Youth

RAY Stands for Resilient Active Youth. RAY is a group of young people who come from all different backgrounds from all parts of north Belfast. RAY is designed to upskill and mentor young people to become leaders of the future. Mentoring and coaching them adding vital skills to benefit them in their future. RAY helps alongside other parts of TAMHI to; complete events like our Easter egg and Christmas selection box drops in our local communities, organise fundraising events, coach in youth centres and schools and social action projects.

Resilient Active Youth News

December 2023- Sacred Heart Boxing

Great to be invited up to Sacred Heart the kids really had a ball cheering on Sonic poor Mario never got the support that he thought.

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December 2023- Newington Housing

Supporting Newington Housing with our characters helping with their walk.

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December 2023- Northcott Tesco

Our Leaders Lead

Young Leaders in Northcott Tesco spreading Joy and raising funds #1box1smile

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December 2023- Girdwood

Down supporting Girdwood Community HubBelfast City Council Christmas community fun day.

Absolutely fantastic day with the amazing RAY team.

Good see some of the Old School Guys back from University and helping and great to have the new guys involved.

Mario Brothers, Olaf, Minion, Poppy, Grinch and Sonic had an absolute ball ❤️

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December 2023- Abseil at Belfast Castle

Our young leaders getting over their fears and abseiling down Belfast Castle

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December 2023- Supporting Our Club Our Community

Mario Brothers out supporting Our Club Our Community helping with their Christmas food drive today.

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December 2023- Denby After schools

Sonic and Mario spreading smiles at Denby after schools the leaders also enjoyed some selection boxes as well.

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December 2023- Forth River Primary School

When a young man makes an impression on our RAY team when they were raising money for selection boxes. He went and drew the Turtles so it was only right that the Turtles showed up to say thanks and also brought there friend Spiderman.

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December 2023- St. Malachy's Old Boys Youth

The RAY brought out the 4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at St. Malachy's Old Boys Youth FC Football 4 All tonight showcasing a bitta Turtle Power to spread Joy and Smiles #1Box1Smile,

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December 2023- Keyrings

At O'Donovan Rossa with Mental Health Keyrings

We are trying this out at a social enterprise idea for our Young Leaders to potentially raise some funds for our Youth Projects #mentalhealthawareness and what a Kit if we do say so ourselves

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November 2023- Co-op Raising funds

This week we have been in the Co-Op Oldpark road raising funds for our 1Box1Smile campaign great to see some of the new costumes that we have now got. We got to see first hand the smiles on the children's faces when they saw us. We are now looking forward to delivering all the selection boxes.

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October 2023- Spooky dip for smiles

Our RAY team had to get up in the middle of the night well 7am it felt like it. We braved the good water to help and raise money for our future 1Box=1Smile campaign.

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October 2023- World Mental Health Day

We have teamed up with County Antrim Boxing IABA and Belfast City Council to put on a day of Boxing to Promote #WorldMentalHealthDay2023 @ShankillLC

Over 200 young people from across North Belfast schools community are taking part.

Outstanding RAY leader Gary on site representing 👏

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September 2023- Raising awareness of seniors week

Gary helping junior footballers creating club keyrings for their older family members.

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September 2023- Ray team night

A great night at Friendly Fire with all the RAY team .

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August 2023- Camping

Going camping at TAMHI we do a few things different.

Im a RAY Leader get me out of here was a huge success

Team building challenges

Eat bugs

Hot sauce challenges

Loads laughs

Star gazing

Our Leaders Lead

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August 2023- Trip to the Theme Park

Great to bring our RAY volunteers to Emerald Park for a fun filled day.

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July 2023- LetsGoHydro

We treated our RAY to a well deserved trip to LetsgoHydro they had a great time catching up with everyone.

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July 2023- RAY Volunteering Summer camps

Every summer we volunteer our at summer schemes to helping organise games and making sure they all have a good time. This year the weather has not been great but we don't let that hold us back.

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July 2023- Evening Meal with United Legends

A big thank you to all our sponsors and fundraisers that made this event possible we hope that you all enjoyed the evening with a few of RAY treated.

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July 2023- Some fans enjoying the atmosphere at the game

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July 2023- United Legends arrive at Lansdowne Hotel

United Legends arrive at Lansdowne Hotel for a meet and great that was organised by our RAY team.

Our RAY team taking the lead in organising the United meet and greet, a lot of hard work plaining to ensure everyone that attended every thing went smoothly. Great to see that even when they are stressed they push through and delivered an excellent event.

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July 2023- United Legends Game

Our big day at Solitude bringing over United legends

Some photo's of the United players and our amazing fundraisers that participated in the event.

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July 2023- Ray Helping out in Solitude

RAY helping with running the United Legends football match at Solitude

When the United Legends arrived in Belfast our RAY stepped up to the mark and helped the smooth running that day. For all the fans attending to watch the match.

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April 2023- Some of our girls working on TikTok

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When we went to Queens some of our youth created a TikTok, these three youths really blew us away on their content and engagement. Please Follow them for more creative takes that will be made.

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April 2023- Trip to Queens University Belfast

We took our RAY youths to Queens University Belfast to watch a film The Victims’ Stories. The film interviews people that have suffered directly from the Northern Ireland troubles and oppose the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill. It was very educational and sad to watch, after the film the Victims then took part in an open discussion on various topics that was highlighted in the film. A big Thank You to Raymond McCord and Queens University Belfast for having us.

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March 2023

Easter 🐣 1Egg=1Smile campaign

Giving out over 800 Easter eggs, our guys out in Girdwood what a cracking day lots of happy faces.

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Jan 2023

Prison Island

Our Ray out at Prison Island a nice treat after all their hard work delivering over 1000 selection boxes to the public creating over 1000 smiles, they should all be very proud of themselves as we are. 

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Dec 2022

RAY Prize giving night

Big congratulations to Ellen McNamara winning RAY Leader of the Year.

Orla Vernon won most improved Leader of the year.

Well done for all your hard work this year.

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Dec 2022

Raising Awareness of mental health

Our RAY where out at a stall engaging with the public and raising awareness of mental health through flyers and conversation.

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Dec 2022

1Box-1Smile Campaign

The highlight of Christmas to some of our young leaders we really do enjoy seeing peoples faces light up when we hand them a selection box.  

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Nov 2022

Abseiling

Abseiling of Belfast Castle at night (lucky none are a scared of the dark) we will not take about the height. What a great experience 400ft above sea level no better view of Belfast. Not only did they abseil down they also supported our friends from Regent house who also took part and raised money for TAMHI.

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Nov 2022

Christmas prep

After collecting all the money now is the time that we get everything organised for the 1Box=1Smile campaign.

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Nov 2022

Fund raising

RAY working hard raising the all-important money to pay for the selection boxes that will be handed out in the next few weeks. Some chefs of the future cooking some tasty treats to raise extra money for our 1box=1smile campaign.

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July 2022

Donegal Trip

Cross border trip to Donegal where are amazing young leaders delivered and trained over 20 youths from Donegal and Letterkenny area in our Mental Wealth Games, a big thank you to co-operation Ireland for looking after us all. The residential we had a blast.

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July 2022

Preparing for Donegal trip

Preparing for the upcoming trip away and making sure all our training is on point.

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April 2022

1Egg=1Smile campaign

Out delivering over 1000 Easter eggs around the North Belfast area great to see all the smiles from the people receiving them.

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April 2022

1Egg=1Smile campaign Prep

Working as a team organising and planning to deliver all our Easter eggs to the public.

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Feb 2022

Prison Island

Our Ray out at Prison Island a nice treat after all their hard work delivering over 2000 selection boxes to the public creating over 2000 smiles, hope you all had a great time.

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RAY Testimonial

Our very own Daniel Shaw letting us know how he found his first year in RAY.

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Nov 2021

Training Residential

In Derry/LDerry delivering a session for wellbeing ambassadors of St Aidens Comprehensive School our Youths stepping up and teaching our games.

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Tamhi Golf Day 2021

A Big Thank You to Cliftonville Golf Club for hosting our first ever TAMHI Golf Charity Day. We had a great time and the feedback was fantastic from all involved. We could not have done this without the help and support from sponsors from the holes right through to donating golf four balls as prizes.  

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Easter test 2021

Feed back from what the press said about our “HAVE AN EGGCELLANT DAY” were RAY delivered 1000 Easter chocolate egg with the slogan 1 egg = 1 smile

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Tamhi Colour Run

We have just completed our 2021 TAMHI Colour Run thanks to the volunteering support of our RAY team. With Covid 19 we had to do a few things differently this year but will a great team behind us the result is always the same Smiles all round. This event was organised by RAY with help from our Youth Coordinator Mickey making sure that the youths never took there eye of the boil and if so he was able to step in and make the event run smoothly.

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Christmas 2020

Our RAY team out in force supporting St Patricks Soup Kitchen and also trying to spread a bit of joy around North Belfast by delivering some sweets for the kids.

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