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Helping hampers

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Helping hampers thumbnailJack Malcolm and Lisa Harrison get ready to deliver hampers. SPB51-55

MORE than 30 local families living below the poverty line have received special Christmas hampers made by the local community debt centre this Christmas.
Members of St. Patrick's Parish, Ballymoney Methodist, the Connect Centre and First Ballymoney Presbyterian Church, all partners of Ballymoney Community CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Debt Centre, filled hampers with food and other essentials to deliver across the community.
Andrew Sweeney, Rector of St. Patrick's Parish said: "We know there is a serious need among some of the people in our care. It's really tough living on a low income and many of the people we are working with have a list of other difficulties too, such as ill health, joblessness and grief. Christmas on a very tight budget can be a very difficult time - it's a huge privilege to be able to lighten the load just a little."
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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