Belfast Telegraph

Special Olympics cut fury

Alliance Culture, Arts and Leisure Spokesperson Kieran McCarthy MLA has expressed disgust that the Health Minister Michael McGimpsey will not provide funding for Special Olympics Ulster.

The Strangford MLA has vowed to continue his campaign to ensure that funding is provided from Stormont . “The Health Minister said in a letter he was unable to provide funding for Special Olympics Ulster. I am deeply concerned about this and we need action to safeguard funding for the group.

“It is essential that the excellent work of Special Olympics Ulster can continue and it would be appalling if government here cannot provide the necessary resources for this to happen.”

He said he raised the issue at the Assembly last week. “We are trying to promote sport for everyone and the fact that the Health Minister said he is unable to provide these funds is deeply worrying. What kind of message does this send out?

“Devolution is all about delivery and we need to see delivery in the future to ensure adequate resourcing for Special Olympics Ulster.”

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