Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor ‘Concern thanks people of Newry for helping world’s poorest’

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would like to thank the people of Newry and local volunteers for your kind support last year in helping some of the most vulnerable people living in the world’s toughest places.     Thanks to your commitment, children like five-year-old Yasmiin Hassan from Somalia are alive and […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Public meeting in Newry on future of stroke service’

Dear Editor, As many of your readers will know, stroke is devastating and affects more than 4000 people each year in Northern Ireland. Stroke is a leading cause of disability but unfortunately many stroke survivors and their families struggle to access the services and long term support they need.     At the Stroke Association, […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Reshaping Stroke Services in Northern Ireland’

Dear Editor, I welcome the coverage that you have given to the very important issue of reshaping stroke services across Northern Ireland in recent weeks. It is important that as many people are aware of the pre-consultation process as possible and have the opportunity to have their say. Over the last two months we have […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Concern Worldwide thanks people of Newry for support last year’

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would like to thank the people of Newry for their kind support last year. 2016 was a challenging year – one in which climate change, conflict, migration and natural disasters dominated the headlines, and where every minute of every day, 24 people, mainly women and children, fled […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘88% of under 18s lack confidence’

Dear Editor, It is 150 years since Dublin-born Dr Thomas Barnardo founded the first ever children’s charity with the opening of a home for boys in the East End of London. Today Barnardo’s is still working to provide safer childhoods, stronger families and positive futures. In Northern Ireland we support over 8,000 children, young people […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Border communities battle Brexit’

Dear Editor, Border Communities Against Brexit is a group of people from all sectors – business, community, farming, and individuals, who have come together out of concern that the North’s remain vote will not be respected. We are deeply concerned about the devastating impact that Brexit will have on this region and we want to […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Newry Brexit protest’

Dear Editor, A protest was organised in Newry, where the Secretary of State James Brokenshire was due to meet the local Chamber of Commerce. The protest was organised by a group of concerned citizens from communities on both sides of the border. We are made up of farmers, business owners, community groups and individuals from […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Volunteers – ordinary people doing extraordinary things’

Dear Editor, Over the past year your paper has featured the excellent work carried out by many local volunteers who undertake a variety of action from saving lives to making sport happen. This year, when we have just celebrated the 32nd Anniversary of Volunteers’ Week I ask you to join me in thanking these individuals […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Concern Worldwide thanks people of Newry for support’

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would sincerely like to thank the readers of the Newry Times for your support during 2015. Last year, the people of Newry donated £204,027 to help us tackle hunger, poverty and injustice in some of the toughest places of the world. Every day, more than 3,000 Concern […]

Letters to Editor – ‘Appeal for foster carers’

Dear Editor, In Northern Ireland latest figures show there are over 2000 children in care. That means, assuming an average class size is 25, there are enough children in care here to fill over 80 classrooms. These children are some of the most vulnerable in Northern Ireland. Tragically, what they most need is the thing […]


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