Halifax Foundation’s 10th Annual Parliamentary Reception 2019

We were honoured to be one of the charities invited along to the Halifax Foundation's 10th Annual Parliamentary Reception at Stormont Parliamentary Buildings to showcase our work.

Pictured above: Melvin Slaine, Trustee of The Halifax Foundation Northern Ireland, Dawn McConnell, Founder of Hope House, Deborah Lennon, Secretary of Hope House and Roy Beggs MLA

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland supports underfunded charities that assist vulnerable or disadvantaged people to participate actively in their communities. One of the two main target areas in which they seek to allocate funds is Social and Community Needs which includes community services, advice services, people with special needs, promotion of health, civic responsibility and cultural enrichment.

Every year The Halifax Foundation hold a Parliamentary Reception at Stormont where they invite the charities they support to showcase themselves to guests, MLAs and other VIPs.

Deborah Lennon and Dawn McConnell pictured with Aine McCoy, Trustee of The Halifax Foundation Northern Ireland

We were delighted to attend the event at which there were performances by Open Arts Community Choir and Luminous Soul Contemporary Dance Group and we enjoyed meeting other charities.

Dawn pictured with a lovely view of Stormont grounds in the background

We were extremely grateful to receive funding from The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland which supported the cost of some of our fixtures and fittings in our property. The foundation have been a tremendous support to us from the early days of Hope House.

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