Charity Champions in Action will support three charities in Belfast on 17 May 2018

‘Charity Champions’ event connects people who care to causes that matter

In celebration of all that’s good about local generosity, the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland will host a crowdfunding evening for people interested in hearing more about the issues of suicide, human trafficking and LGBT in NI.

“Charity Champions in Action” takes place on 17 May 2018 at 6pm in the Belfast Harbour Commissioners and will feature; PIPS which delivers Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Services throughout Northern Ireland; Flourish NI which provides support to survivors of human trafficking living in Northern Ireland; and the Rainbow Project, an organisation that works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender people in Northern Ireland.

Hosted by Pamela Ballantine, each group will have just 6 minutes each to talk about their work and pitch a project needing support whilst those attending will have an opportunity to meet the groups, ask questions and if they wish, privately pledge donations and support having a massive impact on the lives of the people they work with.

Speaking about the event, Siofra Healy Director of Philanthropy at the Foundation said: “Charity Champions in Action,” aims to celebrate and encourage generosity to smaller community groups in NI. We know that 80% of funding and support available goes to 20% of charities in NI and the Foundations role is to connect those causes and groups who are doing fabulous work making a huge impact in their communities with the people who care about their issues.

“The evening  will  be  a  great  opportunity  for people to learn  more  about  three local issues whilst giving back to some very important causes. If you are an individual, a family or a business with a passion for and interest in supporting your local community, you should come along and hear more. 

Siofra added: “With Philanthropy Fortnight taking place between 14 -25 May and focusing on local generosity, it is the perfect time to highlight the great work which these charities are doing, and we hope that people will come along on 17 May and be a charity champion in offering their support to these fantastic causes.”

There is no charge to attend the event and tickets can be obtained via Eventbrite.

Anyone keen to find out more about event can call the foundation on 02890 245 927 or email [email protected].

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