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Photos: 70 girls perform at The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp closing ceremony

Michaela McAreavey’s family say they organised the summer camp to commemorate her memory and pass her values on to the next generation.

Image: Darren Kidd/Presseye.com

JOHN MCARVEAVEY, Mickey Harte and their families were yesterday joined by 70 young girls from The Michaela Foundation Girls Summer Camp for a finale ceremony performance at Glencull Primary School, Ballygawley.

The Michaela Foundation was inspired by the life of Michalea McAreavey, who was killed while on honeymoon in Mauritius in January 2011. Her husband John and the Harte family established to foundation to commemorate Michaela.

“My vision for the Summer Camp, which I worked on last year, was based on five core elements: faith, fashion, fun, Irish and well-being,” said John. “I wanted to establish a camp for young girls aged 11 to 13 that would provide them with an environment which reflects the core values of The Michaela Foundation, whilst having the most fun a camp can offer.”

Family say that Michaela was “a woman of great faith”, a pioneer, a lover of the Irish language and a person who loved having fun; they hope that the Michaela Foundation will help these values to live on.

The week of activities included cupcake design, looking at fashion styles, making rose bath bombs, talks on healthy eating, Irish singing, and understanding the rosary.

Photos: 70 girls perform at The Michaela Foundation Summer Camp closing ceremony
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