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Santa launching this year's The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Family Appeal
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The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul are teaming up again to help ensure children experience the magic of Christmas. The joint Family Appeal has been helping parents and young people enjoy a brighter Christmas for almost half a century (43 years).
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Consumer Council

Many people will be preparing to travel this Christmas, whether it is going home for the holidays or celebrating in a different country.
NIHF
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) Fundraiser, which was held at the Hospitality Exchange Gala Ball last month, has raised £3,490 for the MS Society.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The Action Cancer Big Bus travelled to Coleraine last week (1st December), delivering 23 breast screening and 11 health check appointments. 
Inclusion
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Lear Training

A new #Education and #Training programme has been launched to encourage more people to consider a career in #SEND or update their skills in working with #SEND #learners Winter 2023 will see the launch of a range of exciting new training courses from Lear
Fr Perry, St Vincent de Paul Spiritual Director, is pictured with SVP National President, Rose McGowan, and SVP Regional President for the North Region, Mary Waide, at the North Region Members Day. www.svpni.co.uk
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After almost three years, St Vincent de Paul reconnects with Members at Regional event as demand for support here heightens amid the cost of living crisis
Pauline Brown, St Vincent de Paul Regional Manager, and Mary Waide, Regional President of St Vincent de Paul North Region, are joined by Northern Ireland’s queen of comedy, May McFettridge, and much loved television presenter, Eamonn Holmes, to launch this year’s SVP Annual Appeal. To make a donation, please visit www.svp.ie
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As winter approaches, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) is receiving in excess of 2,000 requests for help a week in towns, cities and villages across the country.
Martin Dunn, CEO of Dunn Development Corp, and Martin O’Brien of Social Change Initiative viewing some of the designs from international architects competing for the masterplan for Mackie’s. https://www.takebackthecity.ie/competition
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New York City developer Martin Dunn, has been in Belfast this week to meet with families in housing need and housing agencies to provide expert opinion on how a climate resilient community could be delivered at the Mackie’s site in Belfast
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is warning consumers in Northern Ireland to stay safe from parcel delivery scams during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the upcoming Christmas shopping period.
Family, friends and former colleagues gathered at Kirk House to remember Bertie Sharpe MBE
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Belfast Central Mission

A small commemoration event took place at Kirk House residential care home in east Belfast to remember the life and influence of Bertie Sharpe MBE, the Director of Belfast Central Mission (BCM) for 18 years before his retirement in 2006.
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Consumer Council

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday taking place on 25 November and 28 November respectively, consumers in Northern Ireland will be hoping to find some great offers online. Some retailers have even started their deals already.
TLM NI logo
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CADA

Leprosy Mission NI joins CADA NI! The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland (TLM NI) has recently become the 20th member of the Coalition.
Xlerator Hand Dryers customisable bespoke covers can display your World Cup allegiances
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Do you want to make a World Cup statement?
Play in times of hardship
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PlayBoard NI

With the cost of living crisis impacting families across Northern Ireland, PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development of children and young people’s play, has developed a new resource highlighting a range of low-cost play ideas.
Judith Owens Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast, Kerrie Sweeney Chief Executive of Maritime Belfast Trust, and Dr Marie-Thérèse McGivern Chair of Maritime Belfast Trust.
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Maritime Belfast Trust

Maritime Belfast Trust, the charity responsible for promoting and preserving Belfast’s maritime heritage, marks a year of achievements by revealing a significant investment of £4.5million for the Gallery Refreshment Programme at Titanic Belfast.
Volunteer Now Christmas Campaign - Give the Gift of Friendship - Volunteer Now Service User Jeanette Sharvin with Victoria O'Neill, Community Projects Officer Volunteer Now
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LK Communications

Public encouraged to spread good cheer and volunteer as a befriender to the elderly community and give the gift of friendship this Christmas
Survey on Urban Green Spaces
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Northern Ireland Environment Link

NI Environment and the National Trust want to hear from you about how you use Urban Green Spaces currently, and how you would like to see them developed in the future. You could even win a £100 oneforall voucher,
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

To mark International Men’s Day on 19th November, Action Cancer is shining a light on its unique Peer Mentoring Service
Winter is coming
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Belfast Salt Company has launched its new ecommerce website ahead of the coming cold season so you can shop online to prepare for winter.
Youth@Play training
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PlayBoard NI

Playwork in a Youth Work Setting will help youth workers to better meet play needs.
Tumble Circus performers create a stunning moving human pyramid.
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Tumble Circus

Belfast's forward-thinking award-winning circus company, Tumble Circus is delighted to return to Belfast's Writers’ Square with Winter Circus and is offering discounted group bookings for community organisations.
Leading mental health charity Inspire Wellbeing is rolling out vulnerable adult training to staff at full fibre broadband provider Fibrus. Pictured L-R are: Maria Moreno Diez, Senior Specialist in Learning and Development at Fibrus; Alex Bunting, Director of Care and Support at Inspire Wellbeing; Daniel McKinless, Fibre Ambassador.
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Lanyon Group

A leading mental health charity is rolling out vulnerable adult training to staff at full fibre broadband provider Fibrus.
Julian Simmons launches Lidl Northern Ireland Christmas Trolley Dash in aid of NSPCC
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LK Communications

Legendary broadcaster calls for shoppers to enter retailer’s annual Trolley Dash to win their entire Christmas shop for just £1 in aid of charity partner NSPCC Northern Ireland
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

An open call for charity representatives to join the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland’s stakeholder engagement forum has been issued this week.
Edel Diamond of Colin Glen Christian Fellowship in Dunmurry receives the receive the James Brown & Sons Community Fund grant from James Brown MBE, Lisa Hutchinson, Funeral Arranger, and Emma Moore, Branch Development Manager, James Brown & Sons. Colin Glen Christian Fellowship which is part of the South West Belfast foodbank, will use the money to boost its food packages. www.jamesbrownfuneraldirectors.com
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James Brown and Sons has selected eight worthy recipients to receive grants as it launches its third round of funding