Southern Trust’s Day Opportunity service users raise over £3000 for charity

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Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Members of the Trust’s Day Opportunities group attended a special event recently to celebrate their volunteering efforts in helping to raise money for Oxfam.

The group participated in an eight week volunteering programme where they labelled jewellery to be sold to raise over £3000. 



The event which was organised by Volunteer Now was a celebration of the group’s fundraising efforts and to raise awareness about the important role they play in the Southern Trust.

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Julie Flaherty presented certificates to the group and spent time chatting with individuals about their experiences.

Bronagh McKeown, Head of Disability Day services in the Southern Trust said, “The Day Opportunities group meet each week to participate in a range of activities to include music, art, drama and some social outings. 

“When adults with learning disabilities volunteer in the community, it can prove very beneficial to their development.



She added, “It gives them the chance to learn new skills, grow friendships and gain confidence. It also helps them to enjoy a more fulfilled life.”

Eamon Murphy, Volunteer Now Outreach Officer said, “We provide Mobile Volunteering Opportunities for groups wishing to try something new while gaining new experiences.

“The programme is particularly beneficial to groups of all ages and abilities who may not otherwise have an opportunity to experience volunteering,” he added.




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