Niamh Louise Foundation Gala Ball


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In celebration of 10 years within the community, the Niamh Louise Foundation is hosting a Gala Ball on 21st November 2015 in the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown.

This date is very poignant for all founder members of the charity as it will be the tenth anniversary of Niamh McKee who died by suicide on this date in 2005.

The charity was co-founded by Niamh’s mother Catherine McBennett and step-father James in 2006, and the Niamh Louise Foundation has since furthered the cause of raising awareness on suicide and self-harm within our communities. Through its therapeutic intervention and support programmes, many lives have been changed for the better, and for those families who have been bereaved through suicide, they now have a listening ear.

The theme of this event is “Look how far we’ve come”, a night to celebrate all who have survived a death by suicide or living with suicide. The night aims to be a joyous occasion, respecting and remembering our loved ones, but encouraging anyone affected by suicide that there is hope and we can recover.

The charity currently has an average monthly footfall of 168 people receiving intervention and support services, with the ages of those seeking help ranging from 6 years old right up to 75 years of age. Suicide crosses all barriers, regardless of age, religion, gender, social status, or ethnicity, but unfortunately we face a daily battle to secure funding to sustain this much needed resource and so we would ask that you consider purchasing a table at our event.

The cost of a table of 10 is £500 with individual seats priced at £50. Included in this price is:

v  A five course meal

v  Entertainment provided by ‘The James Peake Experience’

v  Malachi Cush will host the evening and we will have many other special guests in attendance.

If you are interested in supporting this event, please Contact Niamh Louise Foundation on 028 8775 3327

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