January 2011

BCM's BBC NI Radio Appeal

Here is the link to directly take you to the BBC NI Appeals page, click on the BCM link there to hear the appeal again and watch some informative videos.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/community/aac/appeals/bcm.shtml

BCM Facebook Page

Have you seen the new BCM facebook page? if not why not check it out today. Head to facebook and type BCM NI into the search box. There are some pictures from recent events and much more will be added over the coming weeks.

BCM Radio Appeal January 30th & January 31st

Tune in to Radio Ulster on  Sunday 30th Jan @ 8.55am to hear an appeal in aid of BCM (formerly Belfast Central Mission).

A crew from BBC Radio Ulster visited BCM HQ and a project in Dungannon to make recordings for the appeal, which will also be repeated directly after the Hugo Duncan show on Monday 31st Jan.

Further information on BCM will also be made available on the BBC’s website www.bbc.co.uk/niappeals

BCM's New Logo

Welcome to our new logo, which is now on our homepage and launched across the BCM projects.  As part of our vision for BCM, we felt it was important to create a greater awareness of the work we do. A vital part of that process was to create a fresh, friendly and easily recognisable brand.  We hope that we have done just that.  New promotional leaflets are also now available.  Our thanks to Jacqui Torrens (a member of BCM staff) who helped in the design of the logo.

BCM Christmas Programme 2010

Food Parcels 954:  Toy Parcels: 1,960

We would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all who participated in the Christmas Programme, whether through the donation of toys, food or time in a volunteering capacity, especially those who faithfully support us year after year - too numerous to mention individually.

BCM Befriending Media Campaign

BCM (Belfast Central Mission) are launching a major media campaign this January to recruit a number of volunteer befrienders.

Befrienders are asked to give one hour of their time per week to visit an older person in the community who is lonely/isolated and in need of some company.

BCM Featured Charity Of The BBC NI Radio Appeal This January

Tune in to Radio Ulster on  Sunday 30th Jan @ 9am to hear an appeal in aid of BCM (and repeated on Monday 31st on the Hugo Duncan show).

A crew from BBC Radio Ulster visited BCM HQ and our project in Dungannon to make recordings for the appeal which will also be repeated on the Hugo Duncan show on Monday 31st Jan. 

Further information on BCM will also be made available on the BBC’s website www.bbc.co.uk/niappeals

Richard's Ramblings - January 2011

What a start to the New Year it’s been!  Family time spent over the Christmas/New Year period is frequently a time of refreshment and enjoyment as we all catch up on what’s happening in each other’s lives.  This year in particular it has been good for our immediate family – my wife, our three daughters and I – to be together when we currently live in three separate countries.  However, as the girls have grown into adulthood, this now includes boyfriends who help to round-out our family.  As well, my wife’s parents were able to be with