THE FORCE IS STRONG
Volunteers Jackie Ciara and Anna were down at the Omniplex Cinema Antrim collecting at the Star Wars showing with the stars of the show!
Thank you to everyone who donated. You can see from our photos we have also enrolled two storm troupers from the Alliance and none other than Darth Vader as new volunteers!
FASHION SHOW 2017
We were delighted to have hosted our 7th Annual Fashion Show on Saturday 11th November. A big thank our to all our models and volunteers and Massereene Golf Club..
We would also like to thank the following retailers for the clothes shown : Tesco Antrim, Wallaces Menswear, Next Outlet and Quiz at The Junction. Having fun while raising funds for families.
We would also like to thank everyone who provided prizes for the raffle.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month we would fully support and recommend this service provided by Macmillan alongside Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.
Getting back to fitness following a cancer diagnosis can seem like a major uphill struggle.
Please watch the video to see the difference this programme can make.
Here is the lovely Arron Johnston presenting Michaela and Michelle with £1,205 which he raised taking on the biggest challenge of his life in July. Arron ran 100 miles in 24 hours.
A massive thanks to Arron and his running buddies Brian Murray and Sarah Pinkerton.
We think you are all amazing and a little bit crazy!! ❤️
We would like to thank two amazing local families for supporting Links2pink.
Tracy Donnelly and her beautiful daughters donated a fantastic total of £1300 from Caolan's 21st birthday event in July and Jason Begg's from Randalstown donated £500 raised through his annual football tournament in memory of his brother and sister.
Thank you so much for choosing Links2pink folks.
We will put the funds to good use in our community.
ARRON'S 100 MILES
A big massive thank you to Arron Johnston who took on the biggest challenge of his life and raised a massive £1,205.
Arron took up the Challenge of running 100 miles within 24 hours, at the event on sat 1st to Sunday 2nd July and we are honoured that he chose us as his charity. Lorna Johnston Brian Murray and Sarah Pinkerton were part of Arron's amazing team.
Thank you one and all.
AFTERNOON TEA @ DUNADRY
Thank you to everyone who came to the afternoon tea on Saturday.
We are delighted to say that from the afternoon tea and the sale of the beautiful blanket donated by Margretta we raised £761.
All while having a lovely relaxing afternoon! Well done to all and a big thank you to the Staff of the Dunadry.
A lovely afternoon was had by all and a special thanks goes out to "The Mens Shed" for the entertainment, yuout continued support is much appreciated.
Photos by : Peter Meekin
We are very excited to announce that Links2pink has signed up to the Millennium Volunteer Scheme.
Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, meet new people, give something back to your community and have fun in the process.
The programme is open to anyone aged 14-25 who currently volunteers or would like to start and wants to have their commitment, skills and experience recognised
Record books can be obtained by contacting Gayle Carson on 07882267942
Eventually volunteering opportunities for Links2pink will be available on the Volunteer Now website
MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE
This year my children and I experienced an amazing trip to New York, a dream that I really thought would never happen. Firstly because my son caolan, who is diagnosed with a very rare terminal illness, niemann pick type c, has not been allowed to fly due to his health deteriorating. Caolan was diagnosed with this six years ago, and my world changed forever.
Secondly, I didn't think that financially I would be able to do this. But with the help of Links2pink, we went to NYC on 5th January. Such a dream come true for us as a family. We had a horse and carriage ride round Central Park, went up the Empire State, had a blast in Times Square and loved the memories we have brought home with us.
The snow fell while we were there, and this created such a magical experience that we will treasure forever. To have wanted this for so long while never thinking it would happen made our holiday more special. I could never have achieved this without the support of Links2Pink from the bottom of our hearts.
HELPING LOCAL MAN
Local man Stephen Thompson who is pictured with his daughter Libbie and Links2Pink committee member Elaine McCormick.
Stephen was involved in a motor cycle accident and lost his arm.
Links2Pink received an application from one of Stephens health care professionals to help with funding for a bionic arm which Stephen and his family are raising funds for.
We were delighted to be able to make a donation.