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Richard's Ramblings

Well, one month of good intentions has passed by and no Ramblings from me.  However, here we are again and I’m very challenged by a decision my wife has made for the next few weeks.

As you may know, and even take account of in your own lives, the period leading up to Easter, often called Lent, is for many people a period of giving something up.  It can be a time of denying our own needs or pleasures, whilst reflecting upon the needs of others.

This year, my wife has decided she is going to give up ‘busyness’.

Puddleducks - Simply the Best!

The team at Puddleducks are still coming down to earth after winning ‘Best Nursery in inner Belfast’ at the Families First Awards last week!  Puddleducks Manager Sharon Bushe said, “I am absolutely delighted that Puddleducks has been recognised as the Best Nursery!  The team are super proud of everything that Puddleducks offers all our little ducklings day in, day out and it is brilliant that Families First have seen this too!  Wow we are on cloud nine!  A massive thank you to everyone who voted … Puddleducks rocks!!!

Kirk House Wins Prestigious Dementia Award

Staff at BCM's Kirk House Residential Home have won a prestigious award which recognises their expertise in dementia care.  Kirk House won the 'Staff Team of the Year' Award on 4th February at the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) NI Dementia Achievement Awards at the Europa Hotel which recognise organisations and individuals who have worked to improve the quality of life for people with living dementia. 

Electric Glow run comes to Belfast

What is it?

The Electric Glow Run is a 5K Fun Walk or Run which takes place in the evening as the sun is setting and light fades.  Each Electric Glow Course is designed with amazing light installations, bubble machines, laser lights and music.  

When and where?

Housing Support for Older People is Expanding

Housing Support for Older People in the Dungannon and Armagh area has been extended and they now cover the Craigavon, South Armagh and bordering areas.  This brings the total number supported from 50 to 80 older people.  This is great news for the team as it also welcomes two new members of staff.

Exciting news about Copelands!

The Planning application for BCM's flagship project, Copelands, Dementia and Nursing Care, has now been recommended for approval by DoE Planning and was endorsed by Ards Borough Council at their meeting on 13th January.

Christmas 2014 at BCM

Christmas 2014 was a great year as we were able to help a lot of individuals and families who were in need.  

Richard's Ramblings....

Here we are and another New Year begins.  As it does, I can’t help reflecting back over all the hopes, dreams… and disappointments of New-Years gone by.  We often talk of New Year’s resolutions and the hopes that as another new year dawns, we will somehow, somewhere find the strength, the focus the increased will-power needed to achieve things that have been niggling away at us, often for significant periods of time.

Annual Christmas Eve Street Collection

Annual Christmas Eve Street Collection. 

This year is our 125th Anniversary; therefore we want our Christmas Eve Street Collection to be even more successful than previous years.  

Puddleducks is growing!

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