Charity articles


Going, going, gone! Sian’s charity headshave raises over £2,000

Going, going, gone! Sian’s charity headshave raises over £2,000

IT was a case of ‘going, going, gone’ as brave Bangor woman Sian McConnell-Porter’s charity headshave raised an impressive £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The local woman volunteered to take part in the charity’s ‘Brave the Shave’ campaign, where people across the country can stand alongside men and women with cancer, by grabbing the clippers and

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Cat lovers reveal their charitable nature

THE Ulster Siamese and All Breed Cat Club held its annual cat show and Craft fair at the Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex last November. The club has dedicated itself to raising awareness and money to two charities. This year, it was decided that the club would support Marie Curie Cancer Care and Precious

Race to finish new hospice

NORTHERN Ireland Hospice and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice held a special roadshow event last month in Bangor Golf Club to update North Down and Ards supporters on current Hospice care services and on the Somerton Hospice rebuild progress. Bangor Golf Club ladies branch and local man Ian Simpson took this opportunity to present NI Hospice

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Daredevils’ charity abseil in memory of Christopher

FOUR local daredevils have raised an impressive £3,500 for FASA by abseiling down Ireland’s tallest building - the Obel Tower. Bangor woman Karen Malone organised the charity abseil followed by a  fundraising evening at the Bryansburn Inn, in memory of her 27 year old son Christopher who took his own life last year. Karen was joined by

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Christian Aid takes protest to MP

CLIMATE change lobbyists have been canvassing North Down’s MP. Christian Aid supporters from Bangor were on Lady Hermon’s doorstep last Friday to speak to her about how climate change is affecting the lives of the worlds poor. Extreme weather directly impacts the capacity of many to feed themselves. Climate change is effecting many who are