Crossfire Trust, Cruse Bereavement Support and The Now Project secure a share of £10,000 grant fund from Boost Drinks

The company has created the ‘Choose Now, Change Lives’ initiative to help drive change in communities across Northern Ireland and impact lives positively, this is the third and final of three series prices since 2021.

Groundwork NI, a specialist charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK’s most deprived communities, supports Boost by administering grants to successful applicants.

“Cruse Bereavement Support is part of the UK’s largest bereavement charity, which provides free bereavement care and bereavement advice to people suffering from bereavement,” said Adrian Hipkiss, Director of Marketing and International Affairs at Boost. .

“The Now Project is an industry leader in supporting people with learning disabilities, difficulties and autism and Crossfire Trust, which was the main grant recipient, is a registered charity which looks after physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people, mainly in South Armagh.

“We are delighted to announce the final three bands to receive a boost from the Choose Now, Change Lives fund, which nine fantastic bands have benefited from during the year.

“As strong supporters of supporting grassroots activities, we look forward to seeing the meaningful changes this increased cash can bring to the community groups that are the life and soul of the areas we all live in.”

“The incredible work done by Crossfire Trust, Cruse Bereavement Support and The Now Project is simply admirable and we are so proud to recognize them and help shine a light on their wonderful community service.

“The money we donated will help ensure the continuity of the vital services and projects these groups provide to their communities and we hope that the people who use them will find fulfillment in their lives.

“Congratulations to all three bands from everyone at Boost Drinks and please accept our thanks for the dedication you show to your local communities every day.” said Adrian.

Pauline Bothwell, of Crossfire Trust, said: “It’s wonderful to have this endorsement and it’s really encouraged us.

“It is very moving that people have voted on our behalf and we are absolutely delighted that Boost has given us a grant of £1,500 to support our ongoing work to help people in housing crisis.

“Our goal is to build a peaceful and harmonized society, providing support to those in need within the local community and with this generous fundraiser we will create a multipurpose accessible garden with raised wooden beds and a house for chickens We would like to thank Boost Drinks for their generous donation.

Cara Cash-Marley, Chief Executive of Groundwork Northern Ireland, said: “We recognize the importance of these three deserving local causes which have received funding through the Choose Now, Change Lives campaign.

“Our goal at Groundwork NI is to change lives and these projects do just that every day.

“There is no doubt that these groups offer a lifeline to many.

“Whether providing support for metal health and wellbeing, alleviating food insecurity and poverty, or creating inclusive arts spaces, their dedication to vital community action must not go unnoticed. and we are proud to be able to support them.


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