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Volunteering opportunities

BCM is looking for keen volunteers with a knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to dedicate 2 hours of their time on Thursday nights to help run a youth group for 11-14 year old with ASD, where we provide a supportive environment for young adolescents with ASD to develop their self-esteem, interpersonal skills & social opportunities through group work, role plays, games, activities and outings.

Electric Glow Run 2015

If you have registered for this event, please contact Lorna Henry (Income Generation & Marketing Manager) or Julie Harvey (Fundraising & Marketing Officer) immediately on 028 9024 1917. 

Reminiscence Project Exhibition at Kirk House

Thank you all for joining us and making that day special. The updated total raised is £390.70! All the money will go towards Kirk House Garden Fund.

A special thank you to Sammy Gordon and Susan for working so hard to hold this exhibition. Many thanks to all the staff at Kirk House for helpipng out on the day. 
The photos below represent the uniqueness of the memorabilia, posters and photos displayed.

Kirk House Reminiscence Exhibition

Kirk House resident Sammy Gordon has been working hard along with Susan, a BCM volunteer on a Reminiscence project.

'The Archers' come to Ards!

An exciting day recently for our young people's project in Newtownards as Joanne was interviewed by Felicity Finch (better known as Ruth Archer from the BBC Radio 4 programme, The Archers). Felicity was interviewing Joanne on behalf of a grant funder, St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity, which has awarded a number of much needed grants to our young service users, both in Ards and Dungannon. 

Kirk House wins Gold!

 

Celebrations are taking place in Kirk House Residential Home after they won the Gold Award in Dementia Design for their newly adapted wing, Memory Lane. Providing high quality dementia care, Memory Lane provides accommodation where residents with dementia can live safely and with dignity.

Thank You to BCM's Dedicated Volunteers

BCM's volunteers got together recently for a tour of the Crumlin Road Goal followed by a special celebration lunch at Grosvenor House to say thank you for all their support during the year.

Janet Sewell, BCM’s Community Services Manager said, “The volunteers make my work special.  They humble you with their positive attitude and how they give of their time so freely.  They make such a difference to so many peoples’ lives.”

National Volunteer Week

 

National Volunteer Week 2015 runs from 1 – 7 June and BCM would like to take the chance to say a massive thanks to all of

Text to support EAGLE!

We are doing an urgent call out to raise funds for EAP, EAGLE's Early Adolescent Programme, which provides a safe and supportive space for young teenagers with autism to develop their self-esteem and social skills.

To help keep this vital service going we have set up a TEXT TO GIVE number, where you can make a £5 donation directly from your mobile.

Please help us by telling your friends and family or sharing on social media!

What a Celebration!

One of the residents at Kirk House celebrated her 100th birthday last week! And what a day she had, with visits from some VIPs in the morning followed by a wonderful birthday party with the residents and staff of Kirk House. She even had two birthday cakes! Mary Hood (known as Min to her friends) was born on VE day 100 years ago and says that she does not smoke or drink alcohol and has always enjoyed a healthy lifestyle. “Clean living and good food,” is the key to a long life, she said.