More than £22k Raised by Warrenpoint Port for Community Christmas | Newry Times

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Friday, January 28th, 2022
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Warrenpoint Port has announced that it has raised £22,062 for its Community Christmas Appeal.

 

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This money has gone directly towards supporting 43 different community projects, events, activities, and charities in the local area.

 

 

In the coming weeks, the Port will be profiling many of the organisations that have benefitted from the fund.

This is the second year that Warrenpoint Port has organised a Community Christmas fundraising appeal with more than £34,000 donated locally over the two years.

David Holmes, CEO, Warrenpoint Port says, “We are absolutely delighted to be putting more than £22,000 back into the local community this January.

“Some of this money has already been distributed over Christmas, for example, to pay for Christmas dinner for 25 families currently receiving Women’s Aid support.

 


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“Over the last couple of weeks, we were able to fund new giant candy canes as part of the spectacular Christmas lights display in Omeath; pay for one month’s supply of oxygen for Newry & Mourne MS Community Therapy Centre; fund a Christmas party activity for young people in Barcroft community and for young people in Warrenpoint through the Cabbage Patchers; as well as providing snacks for those taking part in the Burren Townland Community Run on Boxing Day.

“We are very pleased this year, however, that many of the activities extend beyond Christmas with support for Warrenpoint Men’s Sheds with the installation of a dust extraction system; and provisions for Warrenpoint Art Club, the Camera Club, Newry Rowing Club, The Currach Club, the local Sunday School, as well as many of the local schools.

“The Community Christmas Fund will also be providing a bereavement support day for families at Southern Area Hospice; providing winter hats for the Hiking Hens, funding a road safety initiative in Burren and supporting sports development in the local area through Warrenpoint Town FC, St Peter’s GAA, Clonduff Hurling, and Newry Rugby Club.

 

 

“We also had numerous requests for projectors for cinema nights for local youth groups.

“It really is amazing to see so many organisations benefitting from this fund.”

David continues, “We could not do this activity without the very generous support of our own team, our customers, port users and stakeholders.

“We would like to thank every single business and person who contributed including our own staff and board members.

“We are so thankful for this fantastic support with the fund then ‘rounded’ up by Warrenpoint Port.

“We look forward to meeting with some of the beneficiary organisations over the coming weeks and months, Covid permitting,” he adds.

 

 

 


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