Becky from Another World Belfast noted that her team… “Were absolutely delighted to have built such a great relationship with Connswater. We love working with local businesses who want to give back to their community and these guys exemplify that.
When we first met Mark the centre Manager at the Halloween market last year we were impressed by his genuine care for the customers and retailers and his keen interest in our project, and how we could work together. So, we were chuffed when he offered us a permanent collection point and covered the cost of a box handmade by local hero Neal Campbell who runs Belfast Tool Library. They also allowed us to come in and regularly do donation drives and chat to the customers. The people of East Belfast are incredibly generous, and up for a laugh, so our volunteers always have fun working here. Together we regularly collect many trolleys full of donations for local people in need.
At this time of year and with the effects of covid-19 hitting families harder than ever we were delighted to be asked to get involved with this brand new initiative to deliver a different sort of practical assistance. We are confident that along with our amazing volunteers, we’ll be able to gather plenty of the essential ’tools for schools’ to distribute in the coming weeks with many of our local partner organisations.”