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 2015 runs from 1 – 7 June and BCM would like to take the chance to say a massive thanks to all of our volunteers for their hard work and dedication. Volunteers have always played a vital role in the life of BCM and today this is truer than ever. From befriending older people in their own homes or supporting children with autism, to helping with fundraising or organising the weekly lunch club for older people, many of our services just couldn’t take place without their crucial input.
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!
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.