Bravehearts NI receive £1,000 donation

Shauna Loughran

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Shauna Loughran

BRAVEHEARTS NI has been awarded a £1,000 donation from Vodafone UK.

The charity collected the Vodafone Community Connection Award last month after the store team in Ballymena chose the deserving cause.

Launched in 2014, Vodafone’s Community Connection Awards have already made a difference to more than 170 local communities across the UK.

Tthe awards have been used to help fund everything from new equipment for soup kitchens and day centres for the elderly to helping people with disabilities take part in sporting activities.

Bravehearts NI supports teenagers and young adults in Northern Ireland living with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

The charity provides medical equipment so CHD sufferers can spend more time at home with their families, as well as petrol money for families travelling to and from hospital.

The £1,000 award will help fund the ‘Foodie Tour’ – a day trip along the north coast, stopping off at artisan food makers and restaurants for 20 young people with CHD and their families.

Ballymena woman, Clare Caulfield, Founder of Bravehearts NI said, “Bravehearts NI are delighted to receive this wonderful donation. As a young, local and 100% volunteer driven charity every penny is precious to us.

“To be even considered, never mind chosen to receive such generosity is such an honour – thank you.”

Andrew Kerr, Vodafone Store Manager in Ballymena said, “It’s an honour to contribute to such a worthy cause.”

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