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Forestside’s 15th Anniversary Festival raises £75,000 for Praxis Care & local charities

Forestside Shopping Centre has recently completed its 15th anniversary celebrations and helped raise a fantastic total of £75,000 for 15 local charities including Praxis Care.  Each charity had one month’s activities providing an ongoing calendar of exciting and unique event throughout the 15 month period, on mall and around the centre, as well out and about at special events.

Lee Cutler, Centre Manager at Forestside paid tribute to all the charities involved and along with the charities paid thanks to all the customers, staff and supporters of the centre for their generosity and goodwill.

Paul Collins Assistant Director PR and Fundraising at Praxis Care said that the participation in the festival was a great opportunity to raise funds for Praxis Care and make customers and retailers at Forestside aware of the work that the charity does with adults and children with learning disability and mental ill health.

To mark the end of the 15th Anniversary Festival, representatives from all the participating charities got together to mark the occasion.

Pictured are: (front row L-R): Margaret Young, Macmillan Cancer Support, Nadine Campbell, Clic Sargent, Heather Grant, Assistance Dogs NI with Chloe, Lee Cutler, Centre Manager, Forestside, Lyn Palmer, British Legion, Gail McKee, Make-a-Wish and Eoin Treanor, Cancer Focus NI.

(Back row L-R): Ryan Myles, Captain of the Newforge Taggers, Anne Hannon, Marie Curie, Ellen Hillen, NI Hospice, Valerie Cromie, Tiny Life, Paul Collins, Praxis Care, Geraldine McGaughey, Assistance Dogs NI, Martin Booth, Oxfam, Aoibheann Fearon, Barnardo’s and Matt Allen, Cancer Fund for Children

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Notes to Editors

To organise an interview with service users or to request further information on the work of Praxis Care, contact Paul Collins Assistant Director PR Fundraising and PR  028 90 234 555 / 07918 720554.

Praxis Care is a charity empowering adults and children with mental ill health, learning disability, or acquired brain injury to enjoy everyday living, irrespective of the complexity of their needs. Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for nearly 1,500 people in 80 separate locations.

Services are provided across Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

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