Staff from Northern Ireland Electricity Staff Charity Fund joined Belfast Central Mission (BCM) staff yesterday to see the hundreds of food hampers being sorted. BCM would like to thank the Fund Committee for being sole sponsors of the hampers for older people. They would also like to thank the members of the public who donated food or money towards all the other hampers.
KOPILA-Nepal is a partner project of the World Development & Relief Committee (WDRC) of the Methodist Church in Ireland. The funding from the WDRC will enable the project to carry out their successful work until 2015.
Kopila does exemplary work amongst marginalised communities in Nepal by working with Dalit and lower caste women and children. It is a non-profit making, non-sectarian, non-governmental social organization based in Pokhara, Nepal.
Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, joined representatives from Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and St Vincent De Paul (SVP) at Marks & Spencer, Belfast to launch the fourteenth year of the Giving Tree, a long-running cross-community event run by the two charities and supported by M & S.
The ‘Giving Tree’ gives members of the public an opportunity to donate a toy or gift for local children with the gifts being divided equally between SVP and BCM before being distributed to families in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
The Open Schools Worldwide (OSWW) project is a partner of the Methodist Church in Ireland’s World Development and Relief Committee (WDRC).
The OSWW project was founded by Irish Methodist mission partner Dr Alan McIlhenny. It operates largely in S Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland where local staff and volunteers provide education for children who do not attend school.
During 2012 – 2014 the WDRC will provide funding to help the OSWW project deliver its literacy and numeracy curriculum up to Grade3 level. The OSWW trains volunteers to deliver the lessons.
Congratulations to the Skainos team who won Best Belfast Brand award at the Aisling Awards yesterday at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.
The Aisling Awards honours those who make Belfast City a better place in which to live.
Skainos is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast based on the Newtownards Road, building on the work of East Belfast Mission and providing shared space for community transformation and renewal.
Belfast Central Mission's (BCM) successful Belfast based Housing Support for Older People project has recently expanded to offer support to people in the Armagh and Dungannon area. Armagh and Dungannon Housing Support for Older People provides support to help people aged 60 yrs and over to remain independent and continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible.BCM Housing Support for Older People provides support to help people aged 55 yrs and over to remain independent and continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible.
October 2014 will mark the first ever Methodist Church in Ireland (MCI) fundraising trek to Everest Base Camp. They are looking for 20 enthusiastic and willing participants to join them on what will be a fabulous spirit-filled pilgrimage to the base camp of the worlds highest mountain. This trip will entail overnight stays and sightseeing in the magical ancient city of Kathmandu and 14 days consecutive trekking in the stunning surroundings of the Himalayas.