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Fibrus Donates Over £14, 000 Worth Of Free School Meals Across Northern Ireland

Fibrus, Northern Ireland’s full fibre broadband provider, has today announced its donation of over £14,000 to the Business in the Community (BITC) Good Food Fund. With communities at the heart of everything Fibrus does, the company’s donation to the Good Food Fund will be used to help primary schools establish or extend a Breakfast Club, […]

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Dobbies Announces Antrim And Lisburn Community Winners

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre, has revealed the community and charity groups across the UK that will receive support to help transform, restore or start their indoor or outdoor green spaces this year, including Kirkinriola Early Years Playgroup in Antrim and Molly and Mia Community Group in Lisburn.   Over 660 groups applied to Dobbies Community Gardens when it opened in

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Children’s Inclusive Swim School ‘buddies’ Up With Therapy Dogs To Make A Splash

Swimming Buddies, a pioneering initiative for neurodiverse young people, has teamed up with a local charity to start combining therapy dogs with their swim sessions. Lexi from Autism Dogs Northern Ireland (ADNI) stole the show at a recent away day at Harberton School for families who avail of the Swimming Buddies service. The collaboration aims

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Northern Ireland Automotive Industry Supports Its Own As Part Of Upcoming Awards

Iconic City Car Fiat 500 worth over £5k to be auctioned in aid of automotive charity Ben thanks to support from City Auction Group The local automotive industry will rally round to support professionals across the sector at the 2024 Northern Ireland Motor Industry Awards. The awards ceremony, being held on Thursday 7 November 2024

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Co-Ownership Raises Over £8000 For Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke

Co-Ownership has announced the successful conclusion of its fundraising partnership with Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS), raising over £8,000 for the charity. In 2023, Co-Ownership’s employees raised over £3,000 contributing to a two-year fundraising total of £8,383. The funds will play a crucial role in supporting NICHS’s vital services including  health management and

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PM Big Band Swings Into Action With Eurovision Legend, Dana In Aid Of Marie Curie

Celebrate an unforgettable evening of music in support of Marie Curie Hospice Northern Ireland with the PM Big Band, featuring vocalists Ceara Grehan and David Hamilton (pictured) at Theatre at The Mill, Newtownabbey on Friday 31 May at 7.45pm  This one-off performance, A Big Band for a Big Cause, promises a thrilling journey through the

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Supervalu And Centra On Track To Plant 50,000 Trees By 2032

SuperValu and Centra, part of Musgrave NI, have been laying down roots in 19 communities across Northern Ireland in the next stage of their native tree planting initiative, bringing them a step closer to their pledge of planting 50,000 native trees by 2032. In partnership with Trees on the Land, a charity and not-for-profit project

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Lord Mayor Launches Groundbreaking Discover ME Campaign With Virtual Reality Experience

Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Ryan Murphy has launched the powerful Discover ME campaign which begins on World ME Day. The Discover ME campaign has been organised by the Charity Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI, as part of an ongoing initiative to raise awareness for the medical conditions Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), Fibromyalgia, Long Covid and

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Action Cancer Celebrates First Anniversary of Skin Cancer Detection Service

Action Cancer’s Skin Cancer Detection Service was launched a year ago and is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced nursing specialist team. The charity’s Skin Cancer Detection Service supplements the service available in most GP practices in Northern Ireland, increasing choice and accessibility. Action Cancer’s service is for people concerned about a new or

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NSPCC Northern Ireland Launches First Annual NI ‘Talk PANTS’ Fortnight

NSPCC Northern Ireland has announced the first annual NI Talk PANTS Fortnight, which will run from 6 – 17 May 2024. The Talk PANTS campaign aims to empower parents, carers and professionals to have simple age-appropriate conversations with children aged 3-11 years old, to help them recognise their rights to their own bodies and to say no

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Vincent’s Celebrates 15 Years At Current Ballymena Location

Vincent’s Ballymena has proudly commemorated 15 years at its current location with unwavering dedication to serving and uplifting the local community. Since its move to Cushendall Road in 2009, Vincent’s Ballymena has evolved into a cornerstone of support, providing essential resources, fostering connections, and embodying the spirit of generosity that defines the Society of St

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Childhood Day Raises Vital Funds For Nspcc Services As Emotional Abuse Counselling Sessions Increase

 Today, the NSPCC is releasing new data which reveals over the last year its Childline service has seen a 5 per cent increase in the number of counselling sessions it has delivered to children experiencing emotional abuse. From April 2023 to March 2024 the service’s trained counsellors delivered 2,879 sessions on this issue. In 52%

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Innovative Age NI Shared Lives Service Making A Positive Impact For Older People

An innovative service providing support for people aged 65 and over who may be lonely and isolated has been making a positive impact since it was launched over 6 months ago.  The first Shared Lives match was made in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust area in December, between Michael Lawson and Mark Logan

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Ulster Bank Extends Charity Partnership With Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

Ulster Bank has announced plans to extend its charity partnership with the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and has committed to another year of fundraising for this service. The announcement came as a group of Ulster Bank colleagues were invited to visit the Children’s Hospice headquarters and meet team members and medical staff who provide care

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A Decade Of Dedication: Asda Dundonald Hosts 24-hour Charity Sit-Out

Asda Dundonald Community Champion, Sharon McBratney hosted the store’s annual 24-hour Charity sit-out on 5th-6th April, to raise funds for local charity Helping Hands. For ten years, Sharon McBratney, has lent a helping hand to the charity by organising the 24-hour sit out with her Asda Dundonald colleagues. The initiative takes place outside the store every year during

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Supervalu & Centra Raise A Record-Breaking £223,000 For Action Cancer

SuperValu and Centra stores across Northern Ireland have pulled out all the stops and raised a staggering £223,444 in 2023 for their long-term charity partner Action Cancer. This is the largest amount ever raised by the retail brands, which are part of Musgrave NI, in one year, and will help keep the charity’s mobile detection

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Action Cancer Launches Brand New Free Schools Hub

Action Cancer has launched a new ‘free to use’ online hub for schools, giving teachers a range of useful resources to educate children about healthy living.  Supported by the charity’s long-term corporate partners and leading convenience retailers, SuperValu and Centra, the hub complements learning in line with primary schools’ curriculum. The Hub contains two programmes,

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St Vincent De Paul Welcomes Renowned Musician To Centre Stage As Charity Ambassador

In a harmonious fusion of melody and philanthropy, Malachi Cush, the celebrated singer songwriter, has assumed the role of Ambassador for the Northern Region of St Vincent de Paul, an international charity dedicated to alleviating poverty. With a shared commitment to making a positive impact across the Northern Region, this partnership heralds a new era

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NI Men’s Mental Health Charity Receives Asda Foundation Grant

Men’s Minds Matter NI, based in Belfast, has received an Empowering Local Communities grant for £400 by Asda’s charity, the Asda Foundation. Empowering Local Communities is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups, aimed at supporting a broad range of activities which contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering.

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Classic Car Enthusiasts Gear Up Or Drive It Day At Glenarm Castle In Aid Of Childline

The Ulster Vauxhall Opel Classic Community (UVOCC) is getting set to go the extra mile on Sunday 21 April in the stunning grounds of Glenarm Castle, when they take part in Drive It Day. The Day is an event which was created by the Federation of British Historical Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) as an opportunity for

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BWUH Ltd. Selects Inspire As Its Charity Partner For 2024

BWUH Ltd. the organisation behind ICC Belfast, Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall, has announced Inspire, the largest mental health, learning disability and wellbeing charity in Northern Ireland, as its selected charity partner for 2024. The partnership will see the BWUH Ltd. team organise various fundraising events in aid of Inspire, whilst also volunteering their time

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NI Human Trafficking Charity Providing Training To Local Businesses

Flourish NI, a registered charity that provides support to individuals affected by human trafficking in Northern Ireland, is working with local businesses to provide training sessions on the Modern Slavery Act. The training is designed to give attendees a better understanding of modern slavery and human trafficking, equipping organisations with the knowledge and guidance to know

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One In Four Adults In Northern Ireland Have Had Concerns A Child Was Being Abused Or Neglected

As a quarter of adults (26%) in Northern Ireland say they have had concerns a child may be experiencing abuse or neglect, the NSPCC is offering workshops to help people take action. The YouGov survey of 3,999 adults across the UK, including 108 in Northern Ireland, also revealed that one in five UK adults who

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RunThrough Announces The Much-Anticipated Return Of Hillsborough Running Festival In Support Of Northern Ireland Hospice

RunThrough, the UK’s largest and Europe’s fastest growing running events company, is pleased to reveal the return of the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Running Festival on Sunday, July 28 2024. This highly anticipated event, set against the scenic backdrop of Hillsborough, offers a variety of distances, ensuring there is something for every runner. With the

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Brook Hall Estate & Gardens To Open In Support Of National Garden Scheme and Foyle Hospice

The private Brook Hall Estate & Gardens, which sits on the banks of the River Foyle is to open to the public in support of the National Garden Scheme and Foyle Hospice.  Now in its third year, the National Garden Scheme raises vital funds for nursing and healthcare charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and

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Action Cancer Announces Walk the Walk Funding

Action Cancer is delighted to announce that following a grant application, it has received £100,000 from Walk the Walk, best known as organisers of the iconic MoonWalk London. This funding will support Action Cancer’s Therapeutic Services which are on offer to people affected by cancer throughout Northern Ireland. Action Cancer’s Therapeutic Services can help deal with the

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NSPCC Northern Ireland Launches ‘Handle With Care’ Campaign To Help New Parents

NSPCC Northern Ireland and the Public Health Agency have launched Handle with Care, a social media-focused campaign to support new parents and carers and help reduce the number of accidental and non-accidental injuries to babies and young children. Handle with Care aims to provide new parents and NI families expecting a baby with coping techniques, information, and contacts for

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Down Right Incredible: Belfast Musician Releases Single In Aid of Down Syndrome Charities

Belfast musician Stefan Murray, 51, has released a single in aid of Down Syndrome charity Down Right Incredible and Hanwood Down Syndrome Football Club.  The single, Down Right Incredible, was inspired by Stefan’s own experience. His two-year-old son Killian was born with Down Syndrome after being told he had a one in seven chance of

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BDO Ni Raises Over £20,000 To Help Make A Difference In The Local Community

Staff at local accountancy and advisory firm, BDO Northern Ireland recently celebrated raising over £20,000 for Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) at a Saint Patrick’s Day themed fundraiser which marked the end of their two-year corporate partnership with the charity. Funds raised through the partnership will go towards supporting the up to 470,000

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Mivan Announces New Charity Partnership With The Gaitway Organisation For 2024

Mivan is thrilled to unveil the Gaitway Organisation as its selected charity partner for 2024. Following a company-wide vote, employees passionately chose to support Gaitway in its mission to assist children and young people, aged two to 25, grappling with mobility challenges, primarily arising from neurological conditions like Cerebral Palsy. The Gaitway Organisation delivers invaluable

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Belfast Educational Film Charity Boosted By Amazon Donation

A Belfast charity that educates children and young people has received a £2,000 donation from Amazon thanks to a Northern Ireland-born Amazon employee who now lives in the US. The donation was made to film charity Cinemagic. The charity offers young people the chance to develop real skills and explore opportunities in film and TV.

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Asda & GroceryAid Launch Tickled Pink Fund To Support Grocery Colleagues Going Through A Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Asda has announced it is collaborating with GroceryAid to provide financial, emotional and practical support to grocery colleagues affected by breast cancer as part of its Tickled Pink campaign. Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign works with charity partners, Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel!, to raise funds for better treatments, vital education and life-changing support, for anyone

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Mivan Raises £10,490 For NI Chest Heart And Stroke

Mivan, the luxury fit out and bespoke joinery specialists, is thrilled to announce a fantastic year of fundraising that resulted in a notable contribution of £10,490 to Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS). Throughout 2023, Mivan employees demonstrated their commitment to making a positive impact on the community by actively participating in a variety

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Grand Opera House To Raise A Smile As It Announces Children’s Cancer Unit Charity Partnership

Belfast’s Grand Opera House has announced The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity as its official charity partner for 2024. To help raise crucial funds and support for the local Northern Ireland charity, the landmark theatre will carry out audience collections, as well as other fundraising events and in-house initiatives throughout the year. The Children’s Cancer Unit

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4 Corners Festival Brings People Together For The Big Lunch 2024

Neighbours from all four corners of Belfast and across Northern Ireland will come together to share friendship, food and fun at a very special Big Lunch celebration in the heart of Belfast, 2 Royal Avenue on Sunday 11 February 2-4pm as the 4 Corners Festival comes to a close. Eden Project, who are the people

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Advice NI Urges Households To Seek Support As ‘Heat Or ‘Eat’ Conundrum Continues

Advice NI is encouraging households to seek financial advice and free themselves from the seemingly never-ending cycle of debt. Advice NI and its members dealt with an increasing number of personal debt cases in the last twelve months, managing over £4.3.4m of household debt in more than 8,066 agreements, signalling that there is often an

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Reported Child Sexual Offences At Record Levels In Northern Ireland

New figures compiled by the NSPCC reveal that child sexual offences recorded by the PSNI over the past year are the highest on record in Northern Ireland since the charity started the annual research 16 years ago. In 2022/23, the PSNI recorded 2,315 sexual offences against children and young people aged under 18. Types of offences

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McKeever Hotel Group To Partner With NI Children’s Hospice

Leading hospitality business, the McKeever Hotel Group has appointed the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as its Charity of the Year and committed to a year-long programme of fundraising activity involving staff, suppliers, and guests.   The partnership was the outcome of a companywide consultation with employees and will be supported by its four NI hotels –

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NI Groups Urged To Apply For Asda Foundation Grants Totalling £450,000

Asda’s charity, Asda Foundation, has announced over £450,000 worth of grants which are now available for NI grassroots community groups to apply for.  Local groups in Northern Ireland are invited to apply for the first grant round from now until Friday 1st March, with the value of the grants varying between £400 and £1600. The

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