Supporting those who need it most



Andy Pollak (a former religious affairs correspondent, education correspondent, assistant news editor and Belfast reporter with the Irish Times) called into BCM HQ this morning before setting off on a walk from Belfast to Dublin. Andy will be walking along paths and back roads and talking to people he meets along the way. Why? Firstly, he wants to write a book about it; secondly, he wants to fund-raise for homeless people.

A big thank you to our wonderful staff, who organise a variety of fundraising activities and so eagerly devote their time to raise funds for their projects.

Congratulations to Ruth from Housing Support for Older People, dungannon and all those who helped her organise a Fundraising Table Quiz last Saturday, 25th June. The event was very successful and thanks to all the supporters it raised £500 towards Housing Support in Dungannon. 

Andy Pollak, Journalist, researcher, editor and expert on North-South cooperation in Ireland, will be walking from Belfast to Dublin in the first fortnight of July along paths and back roads and talking to people he meets along the way.
Why? "Firstly, I want to write a book about it; secondly, I want to fund-raise for two homeless charities, Depaul and Belfast Central Mission."

We would like to say thank you to a wonderful team of girls from Bloomfield Collegiate School in Belfast for making a lovely presentation about BCM at the Youth and Philantropy Initiative Final, which took place on Friday 13 May 2016. Thank you for choosing BCM and for acting as our ambassadors.

Kirk House residents and their relatives have recently created a unique fundraising cookbook, containing residents' favourite recipes. You can make a delicious range of tray bakes, scones, bread and pastry using those well-loved and tested recipes. This amazing cookbook costs only £5.00 and all the money raised will go towards the Kirk House Garden Fund.

If you want to buy our cookbook, please contact Kirk House on 028 9040 2938 or email