Mayor Supports NI Charities
04 June 2015
Joining the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg and Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Blair at the launch of the Mayor’s Charities are (L-R) David Forsey, ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity; Kerry Boyd, Autism NI and Matthew Allen from Cancer Fund for Children.
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg, will be fundraising for three NI charities throughout his year in office.
Speaking about his charities, the Mayor commented: “This year I have chosen to support ABF The Soldier’s Charity, Autism NI and Cancer Fund for Children. I have great appreciation for each of these particular charities and I fully admire and respect the work they do and the contributions they make to society. A variety of fund raising 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.”
Since 1944, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity (formerly the Army Benevolent Fund), has been assisting the wider army family by providing various forms of welfare for soldiers, former soldiers and their families. Many other charities which support elderly ex-soldiers and the children of soldiers, also benefit from the charitable grant programme that is available.
Supporting a network of 23 branches and support groups across Northern Ireland, Autism NI seeks to ensure that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their carers, have access to appropriate services. The charity also provides life changing services for the 20,000 people affected by Autism.
Cancer Fund for Children is the leading local charity that provides practical, emotional and financial support to children and their families affected by cancer. Their team of specialists offer support at home, in the community and on the hospital ward.
For more information on the Mayor’s Charities, please see www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk/MayorsOffice/charities.