Since 1890, Belfast Central Mission has provided for the vulnerable and needy year-round. Christmas can be the most difficult time of year for many families, and 2020 is likely to be difficult for even more.
This year, BCM will deliver a Toy Appeal (and toys only) to provide a sense of joy and fun for families across Northern Ireland.
Due to current restrictions, the appeal will work very differently this year and we would ask you to bear with us as we work hard to enable it to happen safely.
We are thrilled to announce that Lynne Kavanagh has been appointed as BCM's new Deputy Chief Executive to support the development and implementation of the organisation’s growth and to oversee the delivery of care across its projects.
Following a period of expansion, a new service from BCM providing housing support for older people has been introduced to the greater Newry area, with two support workers now active across the local community, and recruiting for a third.
To mark the end of the school term and celebrate the start of summer, we are encouraging our staff, supporters, service users, volunteer network, donors and members of the public to come together – figuratively speaking – on Saturday, 27th June, for our Big Backyard Camp-Out.
We want everyone to see in the summer with a distraction from lockdown and to embrace the adventure of being outdoors, even it is only feet from your own back door!
While BCM headquarters at Grosvenor House, Puddleducks Day Nursery and BCM Room Hire are currently closed to staff and the general public, the majority of our staff continue to deliver essential frontline services to vulnerable people in the midst of this pandemic. These people were already facing many struggles which have been exacerbated by the current situation.