Warrenpoint Port anchored its annual Christmas Community Fund as an important contributor to the local area by raising £26,700, which has been distributed to 60 different organisations. The third annual fund brings the total raised and distributed to the local community to more than £58,700. The average donation is £500, with 60 different local groups applying and receiving funding this year (2022).
David Holmes said, “This fund allows us to see and be part of what is happening in the local community, which is very important to the Port. We are humbled to support the great work of local charities including Southern Area Hospice, Women’s Aid, Head Injury Support, the MS Therapy Centre, and Air Ambulance amongst others; but it also allows us to support Men’s Sheds, Community Gardening Projects, Women’s Groups, schools and activities at youth clubs, nurseries, sports groups and activities for the older members of our society.
“Throughout 2023 we will be profiling the projects this fund has supported through our On Board ezine and on social media to raise awareness of the great work going on in our local community, voluntary, sporting and educational sectors.”
Donors to the fund were invited to a celebration event this week to hear from two of the recipient organisations, Women’s Aid Armagh Down and Warrenpoint Men’s Shed.