Christmas gift for Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust

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Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Newry-based charity The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust has received a £5,000 Christmas donation from Danske Bank.

The bank made the donation after its staff, customers and members of the public voted for the local charity.



The Trust was set up by the Bell family, in memory of their 26 year-old son Kevin, who died tragically in New York in 2013.

The charity has helped over 400 bereaved families bring home the remains of their loved ones who have died overseas.

Helen Carolan, Team Leader in Danske Bank Newry nominated the charity saying, “The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust is an incredible charity that supports families in the most difficult of situations.



“The cost to bereaved families both financially and emotionally is tremendous, even to know where to start arranging for a loved one to be repatriated is traumatic.

“I am in awe of Colin and Eithne, despite facing the tragedy of losing their son and nephew they have went on to help so many other families. We hope this donation can go some way in helping The Trust with its invaluable work,” she added.



Colin Bell, who runs The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust said, “We would like to thank everyone who voted for KBRT and also we are grateful to Danske Bank, not just for the fantastic £5,000 donation but also for the awareness raised for our Trust.”



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