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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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LK Communications

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.
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Platinum Training Institute

Lee will be trying to complete 9 hours treading the water for the RNLI Newcastle Lifeboat Station on Sunday 4th September 2022
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Transport Training

In recognition of the need to get new drivers into the sector, Transport Training Board for NI is giving away a FREE driver training course to support one lucky winner to get qualified and start a new career.
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PlayBoard NI

Alan Herron succeeds Jacqueline O’Loughlin as Chief Executive of PlayBoard NI on 27 June, following her retirement.
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PlayBoard NI

Ten schools across Northern Ireland are the latest recipients of a quality award in recognition of their outstanding outdoor play offer.
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Consumer Council

Home heating oil prices in Northern Ireland are over £1 per litre, more than double the ten-year average price, and prices have only been higher for one week this decade according to the Consumer Council’s weekly heating oil survey, published today.
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Consumer Council

The summer travel period is upon us. With recent air and sea travel disruptions in mind, the Consumer Council is helping Northern Ireland holidaymakers prepare for their upcoming journeys with its Top Travel Tips.
Caption L – R: Kathy Henry from local charity Homeless Connect is pictured with Aidan McCrea, Choice Housing and Carol Ervine, Group Director of Tenant & Client Services at Choice Housing. The local housing association has partnered with local charity Homeless Connect to provide people moving from homelessness into a new tenancy with much needed support as they begin their tenancy journey.
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Open Strategic Communications

Choice Housing has partnered with local charity Homeless Connect to provide people moving from homelessness into a new tenancy with much needed support as they begin their tenancy journey.
“Muted Reflection” photo by Adrian Winters, winner of photography category winner at The Waterways Storymaking Festival 2021. To watch this year's Festival awards ceremony, visit The Waterways Community facebook page at 7.00pm on 30 June
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The fourth annual festival has attracted a record number of entries this year
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Consumer Council

As the school holidays approach and with the cost of living increasing for households in Northern Ireland, the Consumer Council is encouraging families, youth groups and other organisations to download its free Family Activities.
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Platinum Training Institute

PTI are the International Partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. We have now launched NASM Courses on our Website.
Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr Christina Black met The Gruffalo at The Indian Big Lunch. He is on a grand tour this week popping in to say thank you to many of the people hosting The Big Lunch or who held The Big Jubilee Lunch this year. www.thebiglunch.com
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Loved by children of all ages, The Gruffalo made a special visit to The Indian Big Lunch, in celebration of the Month of Community.
Artist Colin Davidson discussing his exhibition 'Silent Testimony'
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British Council Northern Ireland

Features talks and interviews with leading Northern Ireland and Australian artists and academics including artist Colin Davidson, Australian poet Dr Paul Collis and the 2021 Turner Prize-winning Array Collective.
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Men's Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI)

Everyone on the island of Ireland is being urged to take action to improve the health of men and boys by identifying and accepting a practical and realistic health improvement ‘mission’ during Men’s Health Week 2022.
Lord Lieutenant Gawn Rowan Hamilton cuts the cake with the help of Tyson Chaddock at The Big Jubilee Lunch at Killyleagh on Sunday. An idea from Eden Project Communities, made possible by The National Lottery, The Big Jubilee Lunch is an official part of Her Majesty The Queen's special Platinum Jubilee celebration.
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Over 100,000 people have registered for organiser packs and the number is still climbing with The Big Jubilee Lunch events taking place in cities, towns and villages throughout the United Kingdom in honour of Her Majesty’s 70 year reign.
St Vincent de Paul National President, Rose McGowan, joins Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP North Region (left), at a garden party to celebrate Volunteers’ Week, to say thank you to volunteers who are marking milestone anniversaries of volunteering with the Society this year. www.svpni.co.uk
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The theme of the event was ‘A Time to Say Thanks!” and special recognition was given to those who are celebrating milestones in their service to the Society this year with a combined service of 450 years volunteering with SVP.
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NICVA

Community, voluntary and social enterprise sector colleagues, the Community Foundation NI, in partnership with Comic Relief, are conducting research on Digital Needs and Digital Inclusion across the sector. 
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Social Enterprise NI

10th Anniversary Social Enterprise NI Awards 2022
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Advice NI

In this episode of our Inspirational Speaker Series, Bernadette McAliskey will provide us with insights into the impact the hostile environment of Brexit has on the daily lives of immigrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers, and their families
Her Majesty The Queen launches The Big Jubilee Lunch at The Eden Project with Their Royal Highnesses The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge. www.thebigjubileelunch.com
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Last chance to register for The Big Jubilee Lunch to come together as part of the official celebrations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!
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PlayBoard NI

Following the success of the [email protected] pilot programme, this current delivery, funded by the Education Authority (EA), will run from May 2022 to March 2023.
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BBC Northern Ireland - Broadcast Appeals

Applications are now being invited for upcoming Broadcast Appeal slots on local television and radio. These opportunities will be available from December 2022 onwards.