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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.

Generations Come Together

A team of local experts gathered together for a special Heat and Eat Information Day on Friday 24 April in Gardener’s Hall, Dungannon to give specialist advice on healthy eating, budgeting and home safety and security.  The free event was open to young people and older people who receive housing related support from BCM and included advice and support on important topics with speakers from organisations such as Bryson Energy, PSNI and the Mara project.

Staff and residents at Kirk House welcomed Nichola Mallon, Lord Mayor of Belfast to officially open Memory Lane last week.  One corridor of Kirk House has been adapted into ‘Memory Lane’, providing safe and supportive accommodation for nine residents with dementia.

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’.

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