Women from Charleville and the surrounding areas enjoyed a morning of relaxation and healthy nourishment recently at the Battview Matters project.

Battview Matters was joined by a group of women on June 12th to take a moment for themselves and indulge in some self-care. Facilitated by Geraldine Lyons of Breaking Beyond, the morning started with some beauty and skincare tips. Participants then sampled a brown sugar body scrub, followed by a moisturising oat and honey mask. All products were created in the workshop using common household ingredients.

A 4-page booklet of homemade recipes was presented to each participant, with extra recipes to try at home.

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This was followed by a smoothie-making workshop that encouraged participants to try new fruit and vegetable combinations, doubling up on the benefits by adding plant-based milk and Greek yogurt.

The morning ended with an hour of relaxing yoga, kindly taught by Joanne O'Callaghan.

Battview Matters is a Community and Family Support Project based in Charleville, which seeks to work with the local community to enhance the quality of life of residents of Batt Donegan Place and Hillview Drive Estates.  The project is a collaboration between Ballyhoura Development, Cork County Council, Respond, and Tusla, the Child and Family Support Agency.