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3-26 August Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival featuring Geotastic Extravaganza (11 August)
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The Geopark Project team at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced a further series of public community events for 2018.
Seppy's Wood in County Armagh.  Photo courtesy of Dr Sally Walmsley
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The Woodland Trust

Nine memorial woods springing to life in Northern Ireland
Barnardo's Ni and PwC win Fundraising Partnership of the Year Award 2018 from the Institute of Fundraising
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Barnardo's NI

Barnardo's NI is delighted to have won the Institute of Fundraising Partnership of the Year Award 2018 through its partnership with PwC.
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is to take part in a live annual reporting Twitter Q&A, from noon to 1pm, on Thursday, 14 June 2018. Hosted via @CharityCommNI, you can take part using #charityreporting.
Oaks Wood by the banks of the River Faughan.  Photo by Michael Cooper Photography.
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The Woodland Trust

A £1 million push for the Faughan Valley landscape gets underway
Healthy Kidz CIC Colour Run
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UCIT

Healthy Kidz CIC is an innovative fitness initiative aiming to give physical literacy the same level of importance as academic literacy on the School curriculum. To meet demand the organisation has accessed support from the Building Better Futures Fund.
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BBC Northern Ireland - Broadcast Appeals

Sharing stories, meeting needs, changing lives….
mobile volunteering in action in armagh
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Eden Project Communities

Armagh Volunteers were recognised when The Big Walk came to visit ahead of Volunteers week.
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Consumer Council

The month of June has been designated Scams Awareness Month. During this month Trading Standards and The Consumer Council will be joining with other organisations to raise awareness and encourage people to report and talk about the issues.
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NICVA

The Workforce and Volunteers Survey 2018 was distributed on Tuesday 5th June to all NICVA members. The effectiveness of this survey relies on your input so please complete to be in with a chance of winning 1 years free membership for your organisation.
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Business in the Community

Business in the Community, in partnership with National Museums NI, is calling on businesses with links to the US to celebrate American Independence Day by stepping out of the office and volunteer at the Ulster American Folk Park for the day.
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WOMEN'STEC

WOMEN’STEC is delighted to launch a new personal development and mentoring programme, #PASS, for females aged 16-24, taking place in North Belfast starting Tuesday, 19th of June!
Bus and Train Week 2018
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council encourages consumers to try public transport 4-10 June 2018
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive that there has been a significant drop in fuel poverty in Northern Ireland from 42% of households in 2011, to 22% in 2016.
Loaf sausage roll
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NOW Group

On Tuesday 5th June we are celebrating Sausage Roll Day and Loaf Cafe Bakery’s 3rd birthday with an all day offer of just £1.99 for one of our huge, award winning Rolls with Soul and a cup of tea or coffee!
Translink Group Chief Executive Chris Conway and Cancer Focus NI Chief Executive Roisin Foster launch a three year partnership with a new ‘Travel to a Healthier Life’ campaign, ahead of Bus + Train Week (June 4 – 10), to raise awareness about the steps people can take to lower cancer risks.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Translink today announced a new three year partnership with leading local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland by launching a ‘Travel to a Healthier Life’ campaign.
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Eden Project Communities

On Saturday 26 May, Michael Conlon, Rathlin-born singer and Irish Senator Frances Black, and daughter singer-songwriter Aoife Scott, invite you to join them on Rathlin for The Big Community Walk join them and others of all ages and abilities for a fun and
Charis Cancer Care
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Sonya Cassidy PR

A young Maghera family who recently lost their mum to cancer has spoken of the great comfort the family received at Charis Cancer Care.
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Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre

Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre are calling on all organisations within the Mid Ulster area that involve volunteers to order their FREE Volunteers’ Week certificates.
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Health and Social Care Board

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast launched new report findings into family mental health in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week.
SHS Group ‘Give and Gain’ Through Volunteering Challenges
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The SHS Group once again took part in Business in the Community's national ‘Give & Gain’ initiative.
Bridge to Employment helps address Skills Shortage
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Bridge to Employment helps address Skills Shortage
Third Sector Marketing
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Third Sector Marketing

A new service exclusively for the voluntary and community sector launched this month in Northern Ireland. Third Sector Marketing provides a freelance solution to organisations marketing, communications and PR needs.
Newly refurbished toilet and shower facilities opened at Autonomie's new centre Lilac House (Linked Independent Living and Advice Centre) in South Belfast.
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Autonomie

Autonomie has opened its newly refurbished accessible toilet and shower facilities. The improvements were carried out with help from Big Lottery Fund.
DR KIRSTIN LEMON DELIVERS INSPIRATIONAL ‘TALE OF TWO OCEANS’ GUEST LECTURE
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council hosted a community event in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry on Thursday 10th May 2018.