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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Richard's Ramblings

Here it is almost Christmas again.  I have just seen a Facebook post reminding me it is only 3.5 weeks to go.  This year seems to have disappeared at an astounding rate, and yet the statement I heard a little while ago about the fact that time travels at the same rate from one year to the next challenges me about why it all seems to pass so quickly.

Belfast Lord Mayor Launches 15th Year of Giving Tree Partnership

Belfast’s Lord Mayor Councillor Nichola Mallon was in Marks & Spencer Belfast to launch the 15th year of the ‘Giving Tree’, a cross-community initiative run by Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP).  The ‘Giving Tree’ gives members of the public an opportunity to donate a toy or gift for local children with the gifts being divided equally between SVP and BCM before being distributed to families in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Shoppers choose a tag from the ‘Giving Tree’ to whom they

Christmas Appeal 2014

Last year BCM distributed over 3.070 toy parcels and 1,650 food parcels to local families and older people in need.  

With redundancies continuing across the country and an increasing number of families facing a difficult festive period, BCM is hopeful that once again the general public will dig deep to donate food and toy items to help those in need.

Exhibition Launch at the Linen Hall Library

As part of BCM's 125th Anniversary celebrations the Linen Hall Library, Belfast is hosting an exhibition of BCM’s archive photographs, documents and artefacts.  On display are some of BCM’s early twentieth century Hogg images of life in the Belfast slums together with a variety of items representing BCM’s involvement in the life of the city. 

BCM's 4th Annual Conference

 ‘From Small Acorns Mighty Oak Trees Grow’