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latest news Funding Henry Smith Charity: The Foundation has been awarded a grant of £65,000 over the next three years to assist with our running costs. Mercy Sisters: The order has given us a grant of £4000 towards the expenses of our weekly art therapy classes Enkalon Foundation: we received an award of £1000 towards […]

Horticulture certificates

Some of our members who took part in our horticultural programme and achieved their OCN certificates  

Mystery tour

9th September we had a fabulous mystery tour today. Beautiful weather, lovely informative cruise on the Liffey, great food and the best of Cømpany. There’s no day out like a BIF day out.    

Annual Respite Break

Our annual respite break this year was to Kilkenny. A group of 60 survivors and carers spent five wonderful days together in the beautiful five star Lyrath Estate.  We visited Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Design Centre, Smithwicks Brewery and tried our hands at hurling.                     

People and Communities

We have been awarded funding of £109,000.00 from the Big Lottery under the People and Communities Programme.  This has allowed BIF to take on its first employee, Olive Hawthorne, Project Administrator.    

BIF’s 6th Birthday

On September 5th Bif celebrated 6 years in existence, growing in numbers and awareness. In usual BIF style, a party was held – good food, good company and good craic.            

Autism Families

BIF was very pleased to lend a helping hand to another local charity, Autism Families, when we loaned them the use of our premises for a baking extravaganza. The smiles on faces are proof of a very successful event.

Fund raising by SpecSavers

     The  staff of Specsavers, Newry have followed up their successful coffee morning with a walk in the Mournes to raise funds for BIF. We are indebted to everyone for their efforts.