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The Ortus Awards 2018
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The Ortus Group

Hosted by The Ortus Group who are celebrating their 30th year in business, The Ortus Awards were a celebration of local businesses and individuals within their network.
Pictured (L-R). Mary MacIntyre OBE, Nicky Dunn OBE, Dr Denis Rooney CBE and Allison Dowling.
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Titanic Foundation

We are pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to our Board following a recruitment campaign earlier this year.
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Consumer Council

Northern Ireland shoppers are set to benefit from a new website to report delivery problems with online orders.
Orchardville
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The general public are invited to vote for their favourite video online via www.hovislivegood.com. Voting will close on 8th July at 23.59 and the ultimate winner, as voted for by the public, will be announced week ending 13 July on the website.
Bernard Brown, Alan Neill and Gavin Clarke, Vice Captain, Royal Belfast Golf Club.
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Four clubs, four games before sundown!
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Consumer Council

27,000 Click Energy customers across Northern Ireland will be affected by a 9.68% electricity price increase. The Consumer Council says this is unwelcome news, and we encourage all consumers to review whether they are on the best deal for their electricit
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Co-operative Alternatives

Ballymacash Sports Academy is creating a revolution in sporting circles by launching a community share offer to transform its Lisburn-based ground into a state-of-the-art facility that will serve all sections of the community.
Drama Queens
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Three local clubs in Northern Ireland have made it to the final stages of the Hovis Live Good Local Challenge 2018. They are (1) Drama Queens from Londonderry; (2) Upperlands Cross Community Football Club from Maghera; and (3) Orchardville from Belfast.
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BBC Northern Ireland - Broadcast Appeals

Applications are now being invited for Broadcast Appeal slots that will become available from November 2018 onwards.
Nigel Brady, Bryson Energy
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Bryson Energy, part of Bryson Charitable Group, has welcomed the publication of the NIHE 2016 House Condition Survey. The survey has shown a significant reduction in the number of households living in fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.
3-26 August Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival featuring Geotastic Extravaganza (11 August)
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The Geopark Project team at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced a further series of public community events for 2018.
Seppy's Wood in County Armagh.  Photo courtesy of Dr Sally Walmsley
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The Woodland Trust

Nine memorial woods springing to life in Northern Ireland
Barnardo's Ni and PwC win Fundraising Partnership of the Year Award 2018 from the Institute of Fundraising
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Barnardo's NI

Barnardo's NI is delighted to have won the Institute of Fundraising Partnership of the Year Award 2018 through its partnership with PwC.
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is to take part in a live annual reporting Twitter Q&A, from noon to 1pm, on Thursday, 14 June 2018. Hosted via @CharityCommNI, you can take part using #charityreporting.
Oaks Wood by the banks of the River Faughan.  Photo by Michael Cooper Photography.
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The Woodland Trust

A £1 million push for the Faughan Valley landscape gets underway
Healthy Kidz CIC Colour Run
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UCIT

Healthy Kidz CIC is an innovative fitness initiative aiming to give physical literacy the same level of importance as academic literacy on the School curriculum. To meet demand the organisation has accessed support from the Building Better Futures Fund.
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BBC Northern Ireland - Broadcast Appeals

Sharing stories, meeting needs, changing lives….
mobile volunteering in action in armagh
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Eden Project Communities

Armagh Volunteers were recognised when The Big Walk came to visit ahead of Volunteers week.
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Consumer Council

The month of June has been designated Scams Awareness Month. During this month Trading Standards and The Consumer Council will be joining with other organisations to raise awareness and encourage people to report and talk about the issues.
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NICVA

The Workforce and Volunteers Survey 2018 was distributed on Tuesday 5th June to all NICVA members. The effectiveness of this survey relies on your input so please complete to be in with a chance of winning 1 years free membership for your organisation.
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Business in the Community

Business in the Community, in partnership with National Museums NI, is calling on businesses with links to the US to celebrate American Independence Day by stepping out of the office and volunteer at the Ulster American Folk Park for the day.
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WOMEN'STEC

WOMEN’STEC is delighted to launch a new personal development and mentoring programme, #PASS, for females aged 16-24, taking place in North Belfast starting Tuesday, 19th of June!
Bus and Train Week 2018
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council encourages consumers to try public transport 4-10 June 2018
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council strongly welcomes today’s announcement by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive that there has been a significant drop in fuel poverty in Northern Ireland from 42% of households in 2011, to 22% in 2016.
Loaf sausage roll
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NOW Group

On Tuesday 5th June we are celebrating Sausage Roll Day and Loaf Cafe Bakery’s 3rd birthday with an all day offer of just £1.99 for one of our huge, award winning Rolls with Soul and a cup of tea or coffee!