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East Belfast Mission 

Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community 
At East Belfast Mission we work with everyone in our community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. The pages on our web site reflect the many areas of life in East Belfast in which we work with the local community. As a "not for profit" organisation we run many fund raising activities to support our community work. This work includes helping the Homeless in our Hosford project, our child care facility in Bright Sparks, our Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and sometimes fitness and of course our thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care. 
We are based in the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road. The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Central to the development is a new street in inner East Belfast, untouched by the history of the Troubles, with the capacity to be genuinely shared space. This civic square is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmers' markets and Christmas fairs and is overlooked by new, mixed tenure housing, thereby giving the square a living presence round the clock. 
We have won many awards across several projects. Click here to see what we have achieved. 
The Newtownards Road frontage of the development features new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square is the work of East Belfast Mission including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square. 


Vintage gets a revamp 

Vintage on Royal Avenue Belfast will have a revamp this week. Recent stock in both the Vintage and Bridal departments will appear and there is a huge array of stock at very competitive prices so come along and visit the shop on Friday when it reopens. Roz and the team would be dleighted to assist you to find that special bargain piece for your wardrobe. 
Have you a wedding dress, bridesmaid or flower girl dress or mother of the bride/bridegroom outfit you could donate to our bridal department? Also, mens wedding attire required and we are happy to collect from you. Ring Roz on 028 9023 7268. 

Seniors Summer Activities 

Are you over 50 years old? Interested in some fun activities during the month of August? At EBM our Church & Community Outreach team are organising a range of activities from 15th August - 19th August from 11am - 3pm. The activities will include arts and crafts, a movie day, a day trip away, bingo and bowls and on the final day there will be a BBQ with music and entertainment. The cost per person is £2 each day and more information can be obtained from Sandie on 028 9045 8560. All welcome.  

Restore shops re-launch 

Over the coming months all our restore shops will be revamping their stock. Old stock will be reduced and moved on and more recent donations will take their place at very competitive prices. Please call into your local restore to find out when they will have their make over.  
Meantime, if you are clearing out, moving or buying new furniture and wish to donate good quality second hand furniture, please give your local restore a call and they will be happy to collected your donations.  
All contact numbers and email addresses are on our retail section of the website or use the contact box to send an enquiry. Thank you. 

Turas award at Glor na nGael 

More than €120,000 was presented in prizes at the annual Glór na nGael awards ceremony on Saturday 9 April in Dunboyne Castle Co. Meath. 350 Irish language representatives from groups across Ireland and from as far away as Belgium along with students from University language societies gathered for the annual event. The Turas project at East Belfast Mission was awarded €1,000 and a bronze medal for their promotion of the language and in particular the Fáinne. 

Recycle get help from Schrader 

Through Volunteer Now, a group of people from Schrader spent a day at recycle on 6th April 2016. They refurbished eight pieces of furniture and helped to prepare 112 bikes for shipping to Ghana and they also cleared out a unit of old recycled plastics up at the Approved Centre.  
Michael Lowry, Recycle Co-ordinator said, "I must say, this was a fabulous group who really took great pride in the work they done for us". Another group will arrive on Wednesday 14th April.  
Have you a group in your employment who would like to help a charity? Get in touch with Lynsey on Belfast 028 9045 8560. 

Church group visits Belfast City Hall 

Our Bible study participants had the privilege of praying for our city and our Civic Leaders in the Lord Mayor's Parlour. 








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