Author: Cherry

Save the Class of 2018 – Ballymena Today

Save the Class of 2018 is a campaign being run by Papyrus. The organisation raises awareness about suicide rates among young people at school. Their thought provoking video is below – take a look: Save the Class of 2018 – Ballymena Today In the UK over 200 schoolchildren are lost to suicide every year. National charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide believes schools could, and need to, do more. A new YouGov survey commissioned by the charity reveals that, although one in ten teaching professionals (11%) say a student shares suicidal thoughts with them once a term or more,...

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The Messines Story – Ballymena

Mid and East Antrim Borough council, through our Good Relations Programme, are hosting The Messines Story. The Braid in Ballymena will host an evening of reflection which looks at the shared history around the Battle of Messines, respectfully remembering key historical events from 100 years ago. The Messines Story – Ballymena This is set to be an enthralling event, including a local community performance set in 1917, telling the story of Private John Meeke MM and Major William Redmond. It also includes a panel based exhibition which looks at local stories from the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele. The event...

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Mouth Cancer Action – Get checked

November is Mouth Cancer Action to raise awareness of mouth cancer. The aim of shining a light on this problem is that it will hopefully same lives. This month Laura Jones Dental and Implant clinic share the following information on their Facebook page: In the UK, more than 7,000 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years… that’s why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important. For more information or to...

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Protect your dog against Parvo Virus – Ballymena

Parvovirus can be dangerous for dogs who have not been protected. Ballymena vet Grove Vets shared information about how to protect your dog against the virus a few years ago but after cases have been reported recently in Co. Down we wanted to reiterate their advice. Some vets are recommending that dogs be kept inside unless they are vaccinated – read more below. Protect your dog against Parvo Virus – Ballymena The Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus which is easily prevented by ensuring that your dog is up to date in their vaccinations. Getting your dog vaccinated is...

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Steven Hanna Photography Workshops

One of our favourite local Ballymena photographers has just released his latest workshops – but be quick as they usually sell out very quickly. Steven Hanna is a award winning wedding and landscape photographer. He has been running his photography workshops regularly and the results have been amazing. Steven Hanna Photography Workshops There are a variety of workshops to choose from a waterfall workshop in Glenariff, to an exclusive ASTRO workshop alongside fellow photographer Tyler Collins. You can also choose to specialise in how to set out a long exposure shoot for those starting out in landscape photography and...

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