Here's a really inspiring story. A group of young People from BCM Housing Support and Parents' Support, Dungannon were so grateful for all the support they have received that they decided to give something back to the community. Having had their own lives turned around they headed to Belfast on Wednesday armed with packs that included gloves, hats, fleece, water bottles etc.
To mark the end of their 150th anniversary year, Belfast based Neill's Flour teamed up with Patton’s Bakery, celebrity chef Jenny Bristow and students from the Belfast Metropolitan College to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest scone. They also decided to do a good deed and share this delicious scone with some local organisations including BCM.
Yesterday (15 November 2017) saw the launch of the 18th year of the ‘Giving Tree’, a cross-community initiative run by Belfast Central Mission (BCM) and the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) to help local children in need have a happier Christmas.
Since BCM was founded in 1889 the Christmas programme has continued to be a significant event each year. In spite of the passing of time the programme is still very much needed with people depending on food and toy donations to ease the financial pressures that exist at this time of the year.