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Mayor and Mayoress of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman Stephen Ross and Councillor Paula Bradley, are pictured with Francie Molloy MP, Una Johnston of Lock Keeper’s Cottage, and Eimear Kearney, Marketing Manager of Lough Neagh Partnership, at the Lough Neagh Artisans Market in Toome. www.loughneaghartisans.com
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From honey to cookies and gluten free brownies to breads and cakes, there was sweet success at the second Lough Neagh Artisans Market, as more than 30 traders pitched up on the shores of Lough Neagh on Sunday.
Seedbombing at Mackies: Pauline O'Flynn, GROW NI; Morhaf Sidahmed, Campaigner; Sean Brady, PPR; Marissa McMahon, Take Back the City; Emma Cassidy, PILS and Sean Kane, Campaigner. www.nlb.ie
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More than 200 citizens of Belfast and representatives of 40 architect firms from four continents met at a two day event to imagine a what the first all inclusive community in Belfast might look like
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NI Hospitality School extends partnership with three of the region’s top hotels to facilitate new training academy with guaranteed employment for six newly qualified chefs
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard's [email protected] team are currently rolling out the OCN NI endorsed training for youth workers across all Council areas in Northern Ireland.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Maya Curry will take on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu next November as the charity celebrates its 50th anniversary despite her ‘fundraising fears’
Because Caring Matters - the new podcast from BCM
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Belfast Central Mission

Local charity flags the effects of the rising cost of living in latest episode of podcast.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity Action Cancer has once again teamed up with its long-term partner Gordons Chemists to launch this year’s Safe Sun campaign.
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Lear Training

Technology makes knowledge readily available, accelerates learning, and gives students and teachers engaging opportunities to put what they have learned into practice.
Inclusion, Equity & Equality Sessions
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

The best retention of diverse individuals in organisations is usually due to having a great sense of belonging. Inclusion automatically occurs when we can collectively work together collaboratively. What do you have in place that celebrates inclusion?
CSCS Review Workshops
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Voice of Young People In Care (VOYPIC)

VOYPIC wants to make sure that voices of those with lived experience of services is at the heart of the Review of Children's Social Care Services. Join us for a series of workshops on Wednesday 24 August to be part of the conversation!
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David Simpson, Simpson Developments, took seven hours to complete the challenge and encourages others to sign up for this year’s “7 Peaks Challenge with Action Cancer”
Orla Kilcullen, Programmes Director, Self Help Africa
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One person is thought to be dying of hunger in the drought hit regions of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia every 48 seconds
Building Bridges Community Boxing Club:James Brown & Sons Community Fund has awarded Building Bridges Community Boxing Club with funding to purchase equipment for its ‘Making A Difference’ project, an eight-week fitness programme aimed at improving the physical health and wellbeing of its participants. Pictured with Rosie Bradley of Building Bridges Community Boxing Club, are Julian Hodgkinson, Regional Development Director; and Emma Moore, Branch Development Manager; James Brown & Sons. www.jamesbrownfuner
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Community groups have been presented with a share of the £20,000 Community Fund launched to fund grass-roots good causes provided by local charities and not-for-profit organisations working to benefit people in Belfast and the surrounding areas
Ormeau Park in Belfast is one of the 4 green spaces in Northern Ireland shortlisted for the national award
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Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust has announced that voting has officially opened to decide the ‘UK’s Favourite Parks’, with the national charity calling upon the residents of Northern Ireland to support their local parks.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

For every 1,000 breast screenings Action Cancer detects six cancers
Playday 2022
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PlayBoard NI

There is not long to go until this year’s Playday, taking place across the UK on Wednesday 3 August.
The Vincent’s charity shop in Kircubbin has won the best window display award in the SVP North region in the annual SVP Retail Awards. The Kircubbin Shop Manager, Tracy Scott-Stewart (centre) was presented with the award by Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager and Anne Crossan, SVP Retail Manager for the North Region. www.svpni.co.uk
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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) North Region won a number of awards at the SVP annual retail awards.
The Leadership Series
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have two Leadership Sessions scheduled for August.
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LK Communications

Findings of Lidl Northern Ireland’s 2021 Impact Report highlights the retailer’s significant contribution across key areas
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The funds, awarded by The National Lottery Community Fund, will see it ‘future-proof’ its charity drive and employ a new Digital Marketing Expert
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Volunteer Now in call out for volunteers to get a ‘MO-ve on’ to support iconic running event won by Sir Mo Farah, showcasing the best of the borough to global audiences
Students at Mount Lourdes Grammar School were among the first to receive the series of workshops earlier this week, delivered by Olympic steeplechaser Kerry O’Flaherty. Pictured alongside Lidl Northern Ireland Sport for Good mentor Kerry O’Flaherty are Mount Lourdes Grammar School pupils Grace Connolly, Orlagh Kelly, Eden Davis, Grainne Gallagher, Ava Hennessy and Maille Hennessy.
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Olympic steeplechaser Kerry O’Flaherty with Lidl Northern Ireland and Youth Sport Trust delivers mental health workshops to pupils across County Fermanagh.
Year eight and nine students at Antrim Grammar received a series of workshops earlier this week, delivered by Co. Antrim Olympic runner, Michael McKillop MBE. Pictured (L-R) alongside Michael McKillop MBE are Macy Raphael and Jake Irvine. Racing to the finish line (L-R) are Oliver Dean, Claire Suffern, Caleb Whiteway, Leona Nelson, Louis Onion.
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Olympic runner Michael McKillop MBE delivers mental health workshops to pupils across County Antrim with Lidl Northern Ireland and Youth Sport Trust.
A new partnership between Co-op and UK Youth will see young people in Scotland and Northern Ireland be given opportunities to make a difference through social action in local communities through the #iwill movement. The #iwill movement is a collaboration of over 1,000 organisations and 700 young #iwill Ambassadors & Champions from across the UK, supported by charities UK Youth and Volunteering Matters.
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A new partnership between Co-op and UK Youth will see young people in Scotland and Northern Ireland be given opportunities to make a difference through social action in local communities through the #iwill movement.
Celebrating a successful partnership which raised £30,684 for the work of pregnancy and baby loss charity, Sands are (L-R) Steven Guy, Regional Co-ordinator, Sands NI with members of A&O’s PBCI Committee – Carol Stewart, Gary Tearle and Pauline Wylie.
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Open Strategic Communications

Allen & Overy (A&O) has raised £30,684 towards the work of pregnancy and baby loss charity Sands in Northern Ireland and across the UK, as the result of a three year pro bono and community investment partnership.