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Billy Fish

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« Reply #105 on: August 03, 2019, 08:26:02 PM »
no not at all it is very sad.

But also, so unnecessary.  ;)
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« Reply #106 on: August 04, 2019, 12:13:11 AM »


Going round and round  ::)

Sunday Aug 4th @ 12:12am
Justice for all the innocent/ unarmed People who were
Gunned down by the British Soldiers,
For no other reason then their religion,were murdered.

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Re: Brutally shocking....BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Reply #107 on: August 04, 2019, 04:45:43 AM »
"24 July 2019"
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49009382

"Homeless World Cup: NI's women's team hoping for football glory"

Text and video interview report, and several of the lady players have something very significant to say about the nature of their participation.

https://homelessworldcup.org/




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Re: Brutally shocking....BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Reply #111 on: November 19, 2019, 06:48:06 AM »
http://www.chni.org.uk/                https://www.nicva.org/organisation/council-for-the-homeless-ni

"CHNI (Council for the Homeless Northern Ireland), was founded in 1983 to represent organisations working with Northern Ireland's homeless people. Today, we are the sole representative organisation for over 60 organisations working with and supporting homeless people across Northern Ireland. We are the independent voice of the sector."



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Re: Brutally shocking....BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Reply #113 on: December 03, 2019, 08:58:19 PM »

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Re: Brutally shocking....BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Reply #114 on: December 12, 2019, 01:39:44 AM »
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/newtownabbey-women-place-coats-around-17387817

"Newtownabbey women place coats around city centre in a bid to help the homeless"

"The volunteers have made an appeal for warm clothes and waterproof bags to hang the coats in"

"Two friends from Newtownabbey spent their weekend hanging coats around Belfast to keep the homeless warm this Christmas."

"Marney Magee-Hartley and Luighseach McCann got inspiration from a similar exercise in Dublin, which they spotted on social media, and decided to take to their own streets."

"Hanging coats and jumpers around popular locations in the city , the friends made an appeal for more items of clothing and waterproof bags to keep them dry."

"Speaking to Belfast Live Marney said that they have been overwhelmed by the response."

"She said: ...

"We saw a post on Facebook showing it in Dublin and a few other cities around the world so we said we would try it."

"We asked for donations over the weekend and hung them yesterday with a few signs."

"We can't believe the response. Well actually we can."
"People in Belfast are so kind. It just takes someone to start an initiative like this and everyone will gladly help."

"We were handing out coats from the back of the car yesterday. They were going so quickly we couldn't get them hung up."

"And once word spread we got a lot of men coming round asking for hats and gloves but we didn't have any."

"But we promised we would be back with more. If the coats are hung they can come pick one up."          Etcetera,...

"The women have placed hangers in the following locations and urged the public to help where they can:"

"Castle Lane, on the gates of St Mary's (this site will only be available until Friday December 13)"

"Castle Street, at the side of Castle Court"

"Facing Albert Clock
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Re: Brutally shocking....BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Reply #115 on: December 12, 2019, 01:48:33 AM »



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Re: Brutally shocking....BELFAST HOMELESSNESS
« Reply #116 on: December 12, 2019, 09:59:59 PM »
BELFASTLIVE

Belfast siblings turn advent on its head by donating an item a day for the homeless

The kind pair, aged 7 and 10, are putting something in their advent box for little ones in need every day for Christmas

A big-hearted brother and sister have sacrificed their advent treats this year to donate an item a day for the homeless.




Leo and Lily's mum Sorcha Diver said the 10 and seven-year-old have reversed advent and instead of getting chocolate each day have been placing an item a day into advent boxes they plan to donate just before Christmas.

The East Belfast woman said the family decided to do something after the kids started quizzing them when they saw people living on the city's streets.

"We were in the centre of town and the children started talking to us about people who were homeless, asking questions about how you become homeless and if that could happen to us," explained the mum.

"I said why don't we try to do something. ?"

That was when the idea of doing  a reverse advent calendar came to her mind.

"You put things into it every day in December instead of opening the window and eating the chocolate," she added.

"They had their advent calendars and they were keen on them but they were very keen on the idea.

"I contacted the Simon Community and they said they really value items for homeless families at Christmas time.

"They asked us to particularly consider children and young people, aged between 9-12 and gave us a list of ideas to start with.

"It was a good category for us as my son is 10 and my daughter is seven."

Sorcha said it has all been a very worthwhile, as it made the children imagine what they might need if they were homeless - basic things like hats, gloves and toothbrushes.

"(Leo) was coming up with a list of all the things they could get and they have contributed by getting some of the items with their savings," she added.

"They got two boxes - a box each - my daughter wants to do something for a girl and my son for a boy.

"They put something in everyday."

When shared, Sorcha said the idea also took hold among some of the family's friends.

"My friend and her daughter are doing it as well," she added.

"Around December 20 we will take them up to the hostel and hopefully they will be able to use it at some stage over the Christmas period.

"It's such a simple thing we can do and I am glad that the children can think about something other than their own Christmas presents and their own advent calendar and the practicalities of what it means to be homeless if you are nine or 10 and going into school without your pencil case.

"Things that they just take for granted really."

The Simon Community has been operating in Northern Ireland since 1971 and has 22 emergency and temporary accommodation based services offering 369 beds and a warm welcome, every night of the year.

Thousands also turn to their homelessness helpline for advice after losing their homes.



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« Reply #117 on: December 21, 2019, 06:40:06 AM »
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/power-love-covered-rathcoole-teen-17380723

VIDEO,... of Zoe performing the song.          https://tinyurl.com/uufso9e

"The Power of Love covered by Rathcoole teen for homeless"

"The 16-year-old belted out the classic thanks to her local youth group."

"A Rathcoole teenager has released a poignant cover of The Power of Love in a bid to raise awareness of homelessness."

"Zoe Longridge, 16, recorded the cover with youth group Newtownabbey Arts and Culture Network (NACN)."    etcetera,...


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« Reply #118 on: December 22, 2019, 05:19:50 AM »
VIDEO,...   https://tinyurl.com/qrvyxzf

"With Stormont talks ‘parked’ for the holidays, pressure mounts on politicians to get back to work & deal with issues like health, education - & homelessness."

"Robert (22) has spent two years in a hostel & is desperate for his own home."

"He has a Christmas message for MLAs"

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« Reply #119 on: December 28, 2019, 06:18:23 PM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/homeless-woman-moved-tree-six-13303289

"A homeless woman claims she was moved out of a city centre to a park six miles away because her bags "made the place look messy" before an arts event."

"Anne, 62, had been sleeping rough in Belfast but is now living under a tree in Dundonald, Co Down, Northern Ireland after being driven there by a charity."