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Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity, Action Cancer is calling on adventurers to join them on their 2022 Trek the Rockies Challenge and raise funds for the charity’s prevention, detection and support services.
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The Centre for Cross Border Studies

Following the fantastic response to the Centre for Cross Border Studies’ 1st Quarterly Survey on the Conditions for North-South and East-West Cooperation, the 2nd survey in the series is now open.
Enjoying The Big Lunch in the park with ImageNation NI
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Eden Project Communities

The Big Lunch kickstarted a #MonthofCommunity during June with the message of small is BIG and to date people across Northern Ireland have come together to hold small, socially distanced activities to enjoy each others company, share food and re-connect.
Play Your Part
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PlayBoard NI

Play Your Part is a new, exciting one-year pilot project led by PlayBoard NI and funded by the Education Authority (EA), aimed at supporting youth groups to embed a culture of effective participation and practice with children aged four to eight years.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has provided airline passengers with information about their rights in the event of flight cancellations, following the announcement that Aer Lingus has cancelled several flights from Belfast City Airport.
Pictured celebrating the donation are (L-R) Joanne McMaster, Supporter Fundraising Manager at NSPCC, Tyler Cartwright, aged 9 and Angela Connan, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Lidl Northern Ireland.
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LK Communications

Lidl Northern Ireland is empowering charity partner, NSPCC Northern Ireland, with a fundraising boost of £100,000 to mark Childhood Day on Friday 11 June 2021.
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BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need are recruiting for new members for the Northern Ireland Voluntary Advisory Committee
Helping to launch ‘Hello Maritime Mile’ at the Titanic Slipways were, from left, brothers Eden (9) and Finn (8) Harriott.
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Maritime Belfast Trust

Hello Maritime Mile encourages everyone to take on a post-lockdown adventure by exploring Belfast’s iconic waterfront experience – an outdoor museum of Titanic proportions!
Play in Practice during the Pandemic
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, Stranmillis University College and the Controlled Schools’ Support Council recently embarked on a collaborative research project to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the quality of play within early years classrooms.
Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland, is launching its brand-new Volunteer Impact Awards to celebrate the contribution of its young volunteers. Pictured launching the awards are (L-R) young volunteers Chris Chambers, Emma Greer, Eva Moroza and Volunteer Now's Chief Executive, Denise Hayward.
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LK Communications

Young volunteers across Northern Ireland have come together with Volunteer Now to launch the region’s all-new Impact Awards, which aim to support, encourage and reward those who make a standout contribution.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Action Cancer partners with Belfast software firm, WorkPal, to encourage men to avail of the charity’s prevention and support services
eu settlement scheme
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Advice NI

Do you know an elderly or vulnerable EU, EEA or Swiss citizen living in the UK before 31 Dec 2020? They need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 Jun 2021 to protect their rights and benefits.
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NICVA

None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.
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Consumer Council

Budget Energy will increase electricity prices by 14.9% from 2 July 2021 for all variable rate customers. The typical Budget Energy customer with a credit meter will see their bill rise by around £93 per year, while customers with a keypad (PAYG) meter wi
Summer of Play
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI has joined with Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, playfirstuk, Playing Out and Save the Children to call for children’s play to be prioritised this summer.
Global Learning
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Global Learning Programme (GLP)

Whether you're primary, post-primary or a special needs school, Global Learning Schools NI can introduce global learning into your classroom - and partner you with an international school in one of more than thirty countries!
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Consumer Council

Research highlights challenges facing low-income families in eating a healthy, balanced diet while meeting other essential household expenses
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations
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Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now is delighted that 15 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland have been awarded the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service, in 2021.
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Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service ( BSO PaLS)

Domiciliary Care (NHSCT): Pre Consultation - Independent Sector Provider Engagement Event
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Consumer Council

Bright Energy has announced it will be increasing electricity prices from 26 June 2021. This will see the typical bill paying Bright Energy customer needing to find up to an extra £42 a year and a key pad customer an extra £25 per year.
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Eden Project Communities

Take part in The Big Lunch 2021 with neighbourly acts of friendship this June as The Big Lunch becomes part of a month of community. To help you get started we have 50 vouchers to give away.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Action Cancer is calling upon its supporters to combine the lifting of lockdown with fundraising for the charity’s unique breast screening service by hosting ‘Breast Friends BBQs’.
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Dementia NI

Local charity Dementia NI is celebrating after reaching the final of a national awards scheme for its innovative approach to supporting members during the pandemic.
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

New research into public trust and confidence in Northern Ireland’s charities will be launched by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland next month.
Pictured from left to right at the Connswater Lidl store in Belfast Regional Director for Lidl Northern Ireland Conor Boyle, Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Prince’s Trust NI Director Mark Dougan.
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The Prince's Trust

Economy Minister Diane Dodds MLA met with young people and staff from The Prince’s Trust to hear about the youth charity’s response to COVID-19.