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Mayor Supports Charities

19 June 2017

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Hamill, will be fundraising for three charities throughout his year in office.

The Mayor commented: “This year I have chosen to support TinyLife, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Sandes.  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.” 

TinyLife is the premature and sick baby charity for Northern Ireland.  They provide a range of family support services including hospital to home volunteer programme, family support groups, breast pump loan service, baby massage, baby sensory, Tinygym (physio for babies) and TinyStart (child development programme).

The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is a local charity providing specialist palliative care for babies and children, young people and their families living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. As the only Children’s Hospice in Northern Ireland, it cares for over 300 families annually, both at the Children’s Hospice in Newtownabbey and in their homes. Its aim is to provide quality of life for patients and to support families in every way possible.

The Sandes charity is a Christian outreach to provide friendship and welfare facilities to members of HM Forces. The charity which was founded in 1869, runs centres on military bases for personnel and their families, creating a ‘home from home’ atmosphere and providing a listening ear and appropriate support.

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