A big thank you to Ralf Graham from Power NI who recently donated £250 to the The Niamh Louise Foundation as part of their ‘Helping Hands In The Communtiy’ Sponsorship Scheme. The £250. donation helped us kit out our Cookstown office with a much needed filing cabinet and leaflet display units as well.
Cookstown Floral Art Club
A special word of thanks to Cookstown Floral Art Club for their kind donation of £400 to the Niamh Louise Foundation
Glenelly Players Plumbridge
The Niamh Louise Foundation were invited to accept a cheque from the Glenelly Players, Plumbridge. Thank you so much for raising a massive £440. Your support is really appreciated.
Jigs and Reels
The Glenavon House Hotel staff in association with Carol Doey and Jimmy Cowan hosted Dance Extravaganza with all proceeds going to the Niamh Louise Foundation. An excellent night’s entertainment was had both by the participants and the crowd who really enjoyed the performances. A grand total of £5800 was raised.
This started off as the annual staff night out and when the feelers went out to see if anyone was interested in participating in a Jigs and Reels event with the proceeds going to charity there was loads of support. The show created good team building for the hotel staff with all staff involved either through dancing, organising the event, selling tickets or generating support for the event. “Can’t wait to next year”, “it was a great way to get to know staff from other departments”, “mighty craic and loved the fun”, “will definitely dance next year” were just some of the comments from those involved.
A brilliant night held on Friday the 28th of January in the Cellar Bar, Draperstown brought an incredible amount of money to the organisation, ‘Niamh Louise Foundation’. All from the Support of The Brady family, and the Draperstown community, who organised and carried out the event.
The Niamh Louise Foundation is an organisation in the Tyrone, Armagh and Mid Ulster areas which provide mental health support through stages of prevention, intervention and postvention of suicide. It also addresses the need for the community to be aware of the realities that suicide brings and how to recognise the signs of suicide.
With the outstanding response from the crowd, the monies raised on the night will go towards training local people in ASIST and Mental Health First Aid in the Draperstown area. Cathy Hanna, manager of the Niamh Louise Foundation said “we would like to thank the community for the support they have given and energy throughout the night. This has raised awareness on all services available for people affected by suicide, and is appreciated. Many thanks to the brave men who stepped up to the challenge and for everyone’s enjoyment, went through the pain of getting chest waxing and 10 years worth of hair, cut from ones head. Also, the assistance from the Cellar Bar, who provided facilities for the night and the bands that played.”
Cellar Bar Photos
Castlederg Pub Quiz
Thank you to Seanna Mc Gill and co for organizing a fantastic pub quiz in Castlederg. Attending was Teresa & Greg Mc Kenna, Catherine & James Mc Bennett.
Band Night at O’Neills Bar Coalisland
Thank you to Austin & Mary O Neill and all the staff at O’ Neills Bar Coalisland for helping our volunteer Sharon Cunningham run a successful Band Night. The night took place on Saturday 2nd October and raised £2065.40. Thank you to all the sponsors and all who helped out on the night.
Night in memory of James
Thank you to the family of the late James Young for their recent donation of £2000.00 following a fundraiser in the Glenavon House Hotel in August.