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Remember a Charity

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Local charities launch Remember a charity week

Local celebrity, Lynda Bryans, plants an apple tree for future generations to enjoy, at the Secret Garden in Hillsborough, as part of Remember a Charity Week in Northern Ireland.

Two charities in Northern Ireland, Praxis Care and Aware Defeat Depression are spearheading the national campaign, which has seen 140 charities in the British Isles joining together to remind the public to leave a legacy to charities in their will.

Lynda Bryans says:

“Legacies are the foundation for many of the charities in Northern Ireland and are vital in making sure that all the good work they do can continue. 74% of people in Northern Ireland support charities and when asked, 35% of people say they’d happily leave a gift in their will once family and friends had been provided for.

The problem is only 7% actually do!”

For more information go to

www.rememberacharity.org.uk

www.praxiscare.org.ukwww.aware-ni.org

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For further information about the Remember a Charity Week call Paul Collins Assistant Director – Fundraising and Communications 079 187 20554 / Alison Smyth Fundraising and PR Manager 07917010817

Aware Defeat Depression has been working since 1996 to support all those in Northern Ireland affected by depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression). We also welcome and support carers. We opened our first office in Derry/Londonderry and now have a second office in York Street, Belfast where our helpline is based. We also have an established network of over twenty support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers

Praxis Care is the largest charity providing care for vulnerable children and adults affected by mental heath ill health, learning disability, acquired brain injury and dementia in UK and Ireland. Praxis Care provides a range of accommodation and support services for 1,432 people in 66 separate units in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and UK.

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Caption for photo: Taken by Press Eye at the Secret Garden, Hillsborough with Lynda Bryans

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