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Mayor Supports NI Charities

29 June 2016

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott, will be fundraising for three charities in Northern Ireland throughout his year in office.

The Mayor commented: “This year I have chosen to support the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Lighthouse and Help for Heroes.  Each of these charities has a special place in my heart and I fully admire and respect the work they do and the contributions they make to society. A variety of fundraising activities and events will be organised throughout my Mayoral term and I know the people of Antrim and Newtownabbey will be as generous as ever in their support.” 

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the bodies of loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances back to Ireland.

Lighthouse is committed to the prevention of suicide; the promotion of positive mental health and the provision of support services to families who have been bereaved by suicide. The charity provides a ‘beacon of hope’ to individuals, families and communities as well as providing preventative and support services and aims to save lives, offer advice and support those affected by suicide and self-harm.

Help for Heroes offers direct, practical support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country. The charity provides comprehensive tailored support, from psychological wellbeing and sports recovery to financial grants and career support.

For more information on the Mayor’s Charities visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/MayorsOffice/charities

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott is joined by Colin Bell, Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust; Alex Bailie, Help for Heroes and Jo Murphy, Lighthouse Belfast.