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Cervical cancer survivor Marianne Nicholson, from Saintfield, urges women to go for their smear test when called.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

A Co Down woman who survived cervical cancer says it’s a ‘must’ for women to go for their smear test when called.
PlayBoard NI
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PlayBoard NI

Survey for SAC providers on the impact of Covid-19 restrictions.
DATS Collection & Delivery service. Photo of DATS buses
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Disability Action

We have adapted our service and can provide a transport service for members and non-members throughout N.Ireland in line with COVID-19 restrictions.
Organ donation consultation
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Public Health Agency

Virtual webinars to learn more about organ donation and the public consultation to enable attendees to respond to the consultation
Survivor Eileen McCay encourages everyone to help raise funds for the Cancer Focus NI bra-fitting service for women who've had breast cancer surgery
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Cancer Focus NI is appealing to the public to help raise funds for its unique bra-fitting service by taking part in a New Year, New You competition with a stylish prize worth £200.
Gareth Kirk Action Cancer Chief Executive
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity Action Cancer has confirmed it is still operating cancer prevention, detection and support services during the current lockdown.
Young person Stephanie from Bangor a member of Autonomie pictured along with her mum Janice.
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Autonomie

Youth disability charity boss Lynne Morrison has hailed £198,000 of financial support from the National Lottery as a ‘lifeline’ for families raising a child or young adult with disabilities.
Transform your business with Standard Utilities
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Charityline

Start the new year with plans to transform your organisation's telecom requirements that will work to your 2021 business strategy...
New Online Attracting & Selecting Volunteers Course
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now and Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are excited to announce the release of our new online training course – Attracting and Selecting Volunteers.
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Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service ( BSO PaLS)

Primary Care Talking Therapies in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – Reopening January 2021 (3178204) - Dynamic Framework Agreement
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Consumer Council

With Brexit just around the corner, The Consumer Council is concerned with reports of retailers and parcel operators withdrawing deliveries between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI).
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Consumer Council

Debenhams, the department store chain, will temporarily stop accepting orders on their website for Northern Ireland delivery from midnight tonight (Thursday 17 December 2020).
Christmas Maritime Mile Treasure Trail, Belfast
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Maritime Belfast Trust

The Maritime Mile truly comes alive during the festive season - explore the Christmas Maritime Mile Treasure Trail and gear up for the holiday season!
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Consumer Council

More than a fifth (22%) of UK consumers have already decided they’ll be sending festive gifts through the post rather than giving in person this year. The Consumer Council has put together some top tips to help consumers get the best deal on postage.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is encouraging passengers due to travel over the festive period to plan in advance and be prepared, due to the impact of COVID-19 and EU Exit.
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Public Health Agency

The purpose of the consultation is to seek the public’s views on how to introduce a soft opt-out organ donation system for Northern Ireland. This would require new legislation to change the current system here, from opt-in to opt-out.
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Consumer Council

With the two-week circuit breaker now over, Northern Ireland consumers will be leaving their homes for some last minute Christmas shopping. Therefore, increasing the risk of receiving a private Parking Charge Notice (PCN).
Hassan Alkhawam
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The Prince's Trust

Hassan Alkhawam, originally from Syria and now living in Portadown, has been named as a finalist in the The Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx & Homesense Awards in the Delta Airlines, Rising Star Award category.
DFC COVID19 Charities Fund image
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Department for Communities

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a second phase of the Covid-19 Charities Fund.
Free Capacity Building Training Sessions
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now & Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in Belfast in the New Year.  All workshops will be online via Zoom.
Cancer patient Julie Lillis, from Whiteabbey, cycled 300k to raise much-needed cash for Cancer Focus NI
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Breast cancer patient Julie Lillis has done a wheely fabulous job of raising a magnificent £10,460 for cancer charities by completing an exhausting 300km cycle.
Graphic with buses and DATS logo. Do you need help to travel within your local town?
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Disability Action

Our Disability Action Transport Scheme (DATS) team uses a range of fully accessible vehicles to deliver our transport service.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is concerned that consumers in Northern Ireland could face potential new difficulties when shopping online from 1 January 2021, following the end of the transition period.
Staying Connected at Christmas
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Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now has been working with BBC Northern Ireland and other local charities to develop a special Broadcast Appeal ‘Staying Connected at Christmas, overcoming loneliness – together’.
John O'Hare joined a Cancer Focus NI workplace stop smoking scheme to help him quit the habit.
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Top employers across Northern Ireland have signed up to Cancer Focus NI’s award-winning stop smoking service during the Covid pandemic to encourage their staff to quit.