Photographs: Bert Trowlen
Sunday 13th Dec
Despite the rain nothing could dampen the Christmas spirit at Chapel Hill last Sunday. Even the big man in red, Santa himself, took some time out from his busy schedule to drop bye Glenavy GAC for some socially distanced visits. Thank you to all who participated in our Santa Stroll event in support of our local SVDP. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be used to support local families during this festive period. Big shout out to all the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to enable this event to take place. There is still time to donate to this very worthwhile cause using the link attached.
All in aid of St Vincent De Paul
SVP have now launched an urgent fundraising appeal today as it expects calls for help in the coming weeks to escalate. Last year SVP helped over 160,000 people and families and had expected that figure to rise by about 10% this year. We believe that figure will be well exceeded from new people who find themselves struggling financially as a result of losing their jobs or living on reduced income due to the necessary restrictions to combat the spread of Covid-19. With the SVP income drastically reduced from the closure of its 234 shops and the cancellation of church-gate and shopping centre collections it is now seeking public support with an urgent appeal for funds to allow it provide the increased volume it is expecting.