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Your help and support allows us to continue to help sick children. Take a look at some of the latest news and events to see what we’ve been up to at Helping Hand, and don’t forget to visit the ‘Ways To Help’ page to find out how you can get involved!

Eliza Gray

Posted by on Dec 13, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Eliza Gray

Eliza Gray

A huge thank you to Junior Burrows of the South West Down Bands Association who fundraised all year for Helping Hands, handing over £600 to Richard and Eliza Gray for the Cystic Fibrosis Team in the RBHSC.  

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Jacob Kerr

Posted by on Dec 4, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Jacob Kerr

Jacob Kerr

Jacob Kerr called in with Mum and Dad to present a cheque to the CF Team for £2,150.00 raised from by a house contents sale and donations from family & friends. Many thanks Jacob and family...

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Oonagh McKenna

Posted by on Dec 4, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Oonagh McKenna

Oonagh McKenna

Oonagh McKenna and friends & family took on a difficult challenge recently of climbing 6 peaks in the Mournes, in one day to raise money in memory of her son Ethan. She set herself a target of £1000 but the generosity of all that knew Ethan grew this to an amazing £7,422.32. Since the picture was taken last Saturday we have received another £250 which gives a total of £7,672.32. This money will be split between PICU and ED who looked after Ethan. A huge thank you to everyone involved! #RBHSC...

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Alastair Richmond

Posted by on Dec 4, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Alastair Richmond

Alastair Richmond

Alastair Richmond donated £1,000 in lieu of Christmas gifts for the customers of Richmond Mechanical. Alastair’s two sons Ruari and Padraig passed it on to Nigel. Many thanks guys ...

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WILLIE’S CHRISTMAS BOOK “ YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SANTA “ IS NOW ON SALE

Posted by on Nov 22, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on WILLIE’S CHRISTMAS BOOK “ YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SANTA “ IS NOW ON SALE

WILLIE’S CHRISTMAS BOOK “ YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SANTA “ IS NOW ON SALE

WILLIE’S CHRISTMAS BOOK “ YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD FOR SANTA “ IS NOW ON SALE. Willie Nugent’s latest Christmas book “ You’re never too old for Santa “ is now in the shops and with Christmas just around the corner what better time to buy one. Willie said “ My story is about a wee dog who believes because she’s getting old she’s no longer needed. The story can also be related to elderly relatives, friends and neighbours. My advice this Christmas is to always let the elderly know you care and old age doesn’t mean they...

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Little Leo Allen

Posted by on Nov 22, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Little Leo Allen

Little Leo Allen

Little Leo Allen called in to see the girls in PICU with Mum and dad Kerry and Daryl and presented a cheque for £5,000 to Helping Hand from BBC a coffee morning in their home town of Augher. They presented similar amounts to the Neonatel Unit and Blossom House in Craigavon. Amazing! Thank you so much #RBHSC...

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Halle Tyrrell

Posted by on Nov 22, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Halle Tyrrell

Halle Tyrrell

Halle Tyrrell turned up with an amazing collection of toys and games for the play department to distribute over Christmas AND a cheque for £728. All this was achieved by Dad Patrick’s Christmas toy drive appeal on face book. Great result, thank you!  

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Grace Kearley

Posted by on Nov 22, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Grace Kearley

Grace Kearley

(Almost) 9 year old Grace Kearley held a Top Hat Bun Sale recently and raised £264.00 which she passed on to Nigel. Thank you Grace and next time bring us a sample!! #RBHSC...

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Pub Quiz in memory of Olivia Patton

Posted by on Oct 4, 2023 in Events Column, News Column | Comments Off on Pub Quiz in memory of Olivia Patton

Pub Quiz in memory of Olivia Patton

Can we just express our deepest gratitude for the continued support, in memory of Olivia! This will be a fun night of entertainment. If you’re local or know of anyone who might like a pub quiz please share this with...

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Portrush Surf School

Posted by on Sep 29, 2023 in News Column | Comments Off on Portrush Surf School

Portrush Surf School

TK from Portrush Surf School presented this years total of £6,000.00 from their annual end of summer surfers ball. The team at @portrushsurfschool has been supporting Helping Hand Since 2018 and their grand total so far is £22,580.00. A great night and a great total. Thank you to TK and everyone that has supported him over the years...

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