The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Tim Morrow, has announced his Mayoral Charities for 2017.
The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Tim Morrow, has announced his Mayoral Charities as Habitat for Humanity NI, which brings people together to build homes, communities and hope and The Corrymeela Community, Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.
Speaking about the charities the Mayor said: “The charities I have chosen this year both reflect the cross-community interest taken by my family for a number of years.
“Habitat for Humanity NI focuses on building hope both locally and around the world by providing those in need with a decent place to live. When Habitat NI was first established, segregation amongst communities in Northern Ireland was a major issue. Habitat built hope and continues to bring people together from across communities to serve the most vulnerable. I got involved with Habitat for Humanity when it was first set up in Northern Ireland and have since led three teams to Botswana, Tanzania and Cambodia with Gilnahirk Presbyterian and St Colmcille’s Church.
“The work these charities do to break down social, economic and religious barriers is inspiring and I am absolutely delighted to be working with them in my role as Mayor. I hope that you will support me in raising awareness of their work and participate in our exciting schedule of fundraising events.”
Jenny Williams, Chief Executive of Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland, said: “At Habitat, we are so thankful to be one of the Mayor’s chosen charities this year. Breaking down barriers and building a shared future, as we serve those in need, is at the heart of our work locally. We so much appreciate the support to raise vital funds and awareness of our work in Lisburn & Castlereagh and beyond.”