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The ‘Gallaher Trust’ unveiled

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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THE new Charitable Trust set up to deliver JTI's £5m economic legacy fund in Ballymena has been named 'The Gallaher Trust', the Guardian can exclusively reveal this week.
The move continues both the ethos of JTI and previously Gallaher in supporting the local community, which has suffered a major blow from the loss of almost 2,000 jobs in quick succession at the Lisnafillan manufacturing plant and and Michelin's Raceview factory.
Now the search is on to find up to three further Trustees to join the Board to support the delivery of the Trust Fund over the coming years.
The focus of the Trust is on job creation and skills development in Ballymena and to support disadvantaged adults in the local area.
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Trust inaugural chairman and North Antrim MP, Ian Paisley, said: "We are delighted the Trust has been named after Gallaher, a business founded in Northern Ireland in 1857, which has played such an important part in our local community for the past 75 years.
“We plan to use it inspiration to provide long term support to organisations and charitable and not-for-profit enterprises for the benefit of the people of Ballymena."
Work to create the Trust is on-going and involve an application to the Charities Commission.
Once fully established, the Trust will then provide further details on the way in which it will work within the local community.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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