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Much loved lady had family and community in her heart

Nora McKay, who died on September 29, was a highly respected member of the Carnlough community and a Past President of the Antrim Coast Lions Club. She was also one of the founder members of the Young Farmers Club in Carnlough and acted as its first secretary. Born in March 1944 at Carnegie, Ballyvaddy Road, Carnlough, she was one of six children of Henry Black, a local farmer, and his wife Margaret, who was a teacher. Her siblings were Seamus, Catherine (Kay), Roisin, Nora, Brian and Sean. Educated at Harphall Girls’ Primary School, she attended St. Aloysius Intermediate School and completed her education at Larne Technical College. Starting her working career as a secretary in the Quality Supply Centre in 1960, she moved on to become manager at Romax Rentals/Vision Hire in Larne, returning to Quality Supply Centre in the late 1970s, refining her skills in sales and marketing. In … Continue reading

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Much loved lady had family and community in her heart

Nora McKay, who died on September 29, was a highly respected member of the Carnlough community and a Past President of the Antrim Coast Lions Club. She was also one of the founder members of the Young Farmers Club in Carnlough and acted as its first secretary. Born in March 1944 at Carnegie, Ballyvaddy Road, Carnlough, she was one of six children of Henry Black, a local farmer, and his wife Margaret, who was a teacher. Her siblings were Seamus, Catherine (Kay), Roisin, Nora, Brian and Sean. Educated at Harphall Girls’ Primary School, she attended St. Aloysius Intermediate School and completed her education at Larne Technical College. Starting her working career as a secretary in the Quality Supply Centre in 1960, she moved on to become manager at Romax Rentals/Vision Hire in Larne, returning to Quality Supply Centre in the late 1970s, refining her skills in sales and marketing. In … Continue reading

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Children to Lapland Trust appeals for daredevil volunteers

Over 50 people so far have committed to abseiling down the side of Belfast’s Europa Hotel to send deserving children to Lapland in December. And with a target of 100 participants, the NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust (NICLT) would love to hear from others interested in descending the landmark building on Sunday, June 23. The charity founded by Larne man Jack Rodgers MBE, who died in March following a short illness, aims to fulfil the dreams of terminally ill and life limited young people by taking them to see Santa at his home in Lapland. Funds raised from the abseil will go directly towards the trip on December 17, 2019. Fiona Williamson, NICLT co-ordinator, says: “We are asking each abseiler to raise a minimum of £100 through sponsorship and we will cover all of the necessary insurance. On the day of the abseil all abseilers will … Continue reading

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Children to Lapland Trust appeals for daredevil volunteers

Over 50 people so far have committed to abseiling down the side of Belfast’s Europa Hotel to send deserving children to Lapland in December. And with a target of 100 participants, the NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust (NICLT) would love to hear from others interested in descending the landmark building on Sunday, June 23. The charity founded by Larne man Jack Rodgers MBE, who died in March following a short illness, aims to fulfil the dreams of terminally ill and life limited young people by taking them to see Santa at his home in Lapland. Funds raised from the abseil will go directly towards the trip on December 17, 2019. Fiona Williamson, NICLT co-ordinator, says: “We are asking each abseiler to raise a minimum of £100 through sponsorship and we will cover all of the necessary insurance. On the day of the abseil all abseilers will … Continue reading

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Hope House partners web solutions provider to boost donations

A cancer patient support charity has revealed plans to extend its provision in Islandmagee. Hope House, founded by Roy and Dawn McConnell, offers free self-catering accommodation to cancer patients and their carers during or upon completion of their treatment for a short time of rest. Details of the proposal were revealed as the charity announced it has partnered with Flint Studios, a web solutions provider, to develop a website enabling it to accept donations online. Dawn said: “We have plans to convert a second, smaller property, also in Brown’s Bay, towards the end of the year. This will sleep two people and will be really helpful in catering to the demand for the service we provide. We’re hoping to start the renovations as soon as funds become available.” Since completing renovation of its centre in Brown’s Bay in October 2018, Hope House has raised £12,000 through the website and local … Continue reading

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