Author: Ally Stewart

Twice The Love is Needed at Dogs Trust Ballymena

Twice the love is needed at Dogs Trust Ballymena for a pair of canine gentle giants! The pair who are currently residents at the Ballymena Rehoming Centre are looking for a new home together. One is Ozzie, a St Bernard with hearing difficulties and his companion Millie who is a Labrador. Read the full story of Ozzie and Millie below. ‘Dogs Trust Ballymena in search of a big home with a big heart for two big pooches. Two canine companions at Dogs Trust Ballymena are hoping to find a loving home with owners who believe a dog is for...

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Cash For Kids Appeal Drop Off Point in Ballymena Town Centre

Willow Beauty on Broughshane Street are an official Mission Christmas Cash For Kids Appeal drop off point in Ballymena town centre. Many of you will be familiar with this annual appeal which is run by Downtown Radio, Cool FM and Downtown Country. People all across Northern Ireland donate toys which are then distributed to disadvantaged kids in our communities. Willow Beauty on Broughshane Street is a Mission Christmas Cash For Kids Appeal drop off point in Ballymena town centre. Mission Christmas Cash For Kids is an Appeal which ‘helps to provide Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children in Northern Ireland...

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Pride of Britain NI Fundraiser of the Year 2017

Sharon Gibson from Portglenone recently won the Pride of Britain NI Fundraiser of the Year 2017 award. Many of you will probably have watched the awards ceremony on TV. Sharon is a volunteer for the Community Rescue Service who have a base in Portglenone. She was nominated for this award because of the massive fundraising effort she does for them. We have written many times about Community Rescue Service (CRS).  As a voluntary search and rescue service it takes a lot of money to allow the unit to work effectively. This is something Sharon realised shortly after joining CRS...

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Willow Beauty Win at 2017 Professional Beauty Regional Awards

Willow Beauty have just won the coveted NI Boutique Salon of the Year 2017 at the recent Professional Beauty Regional Awards ceremony. We have watched with interest how Willow Beauty on Broughshane Street has grown over the last year or so. Gillian and the team have worked really hard to get to where they are now. Gillian spoke about winning the award. “This is MASSIVE for us and an amazing achievement. Thank you to all our amazing clients! I would like to say thanks to our beauty therapist Nuala Mullan who played a big part in helping us win...

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Active Listening In Partnership With PSNI

Active Listening in partnership with PSNI offers a confidential listening and signposting service to people in the midst of crisis in the community. What is Active Listening? Active Listening is a NI based charity working in partnership with PSNI. Their vision is ‘to establish and operate Active Listening Teams throughout Northern Ireland so that officers and staff throughout PSNI have access to a team to which they can refer people in the midst of crisis.’ The PSNI value and appreciate the knowledge and experience which Active Listening can offer them. Here is a recent post from the PSNI Facebook page. “Our...

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