Last week, the South Londonderry group held its long awaited charity event culminating in an evening of cookery, fashion and fun lead by Jenny Bristow.
The night was a massive success, with almost 200 people turning up generating a grand donation for Charis Cancer Care of £2,750.
The group managers would like to note a special word of thanks to all the local businesses who sponsored prizes for the raffle and cookery demonstration along with the members of the committee who went to great lengths to make the night a success.
In particular, we would like to say a special word of thanks to Alastair and Lorraine Sampson, George and Valerie Bolton, Alec and Linda Brown and Councillor George Shiels for all their dedicated help and support with planning the event, ticket sales and help on the night. It has not gone unnoticed. Everyone involved will be getting an invite to visit the Charis Centre and present the cheque before the Christmas holidays.
In tandem with the Magherafelt PCSP, the group organised a Rural Crime Event in which we had an informative evening with engagement from the PSNI, NI Fire and Rescue, NI Ambulance Service, Tracker and UFUHQ.
Organisers were delighted that the event was so well attended, with members getting the opportunity to question the panel on issues which directly affect them on a daily basis. It was concluded that crime is still a massive issue for rural dwellers and that a strategy of best practice is needed moving forward in order to counteract this and best protect assets.
The group would like to take this opportunity to thank all customers for their continued support throughout the year and welcome the chance to work with them all again next year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.