PIPS Larne says thanks for support

On behalf of Pips Larne, I would like to thank everyone who helped and participated in our suicide awareness and family fun day on August 10 at Ballygally.

It was a very good day and was thoroughlyenjoyed by all who attended, especially all the children.

A special thanks to Frances Bird, Frances McCrudden, Elaina Gault, Alannah Lynas Hugh O’Neill and all the DJ’s who volunteered their services at the event.

We would also like to thank Larne Borough Council for giving us permission to hold the day and the RNLI and the British Red Cross for providing their support to ensure everyone’s safety.

The day raised an amazing £1,236.20 in memory of Andrew Bird.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the following businesses in both Larne and beyond:

The Flower Lady, Funky Monkey’s, Omniplex Larne, The Garden Centre Millbrook, Car Wash Millbrook, Cogry Cakes, Michelle Doran @ Elle Beauty, The Curran Court, Pauline’s Hair Studio, O’Connell’s Doagh, Inspirational Furnishings, Domino’s, Broadway Blooms, Jakk, Rio Hair & Beauty, Altered Images, Pete’s Barber, The Upper Crust, Kameo Hair, Imaj Turkish Barber, Hair-itage, McFarlanes Pharmacy, Diamond Back Tattoo, Pro Wrestling Ulster, Cobbler, Hide Away, The Lock Smith, Orion, Ballantine’s, Pollock’s Jewellers, Barbers, The Cutting Crew, Brian Campbell Jewellers, Scratch Nails, Tranquillity Beauty, Dan Campbell’s, Arron Barbers, Perfections Beauty, LA Beauty, Prestige Flooring, Thompson’s Butchers, Roca Hair, Bric-a-Brac, Kaleedin Hair Salon, Clarke’s garage, Thompsons Electrics, The Meeting House, Wilson Chiropractic, Shek, Anne’s Pantry, Minnis Fleck, Owen Donnelly, Plata, Book Nook, Cardland, Natoria, The Big Sandwich, East Antrim Electrics, Station Bar, Broadway Barbers, No. 1 Record shop, Creative Hair, Allen Interiors, BMK, Bodega, The Thatch, Great Outdoors, Beauty @ the Bank, The Silver Lounge, Shake Fit, Cisorium Hair, The Fishing Shop, Woodsides, Antrim Area Hospital Shop and Specsavers.

And thanks also to the following individuals who made personal donations: Gloria O’Lynn, Eddie McGoran, Billy McKillion, Jim Burke, Roisin McLaughlin, Stephen McAllister, John P and Margaret McAllister, Edwina McAlaney, Micheal McSparron, Debra Graham, Emma Thompson and Deirdre Meekin.

Meanwhile, Pips Larne would also like to thank Adrian Smith who raised £163.50 in sponsorship for running the Larne half marathon .!

Also a massive thank you to McLaughlin & Harvey who donated £500 in memory of Andrew Bird.

Peter McAllister

PIPS, Larne.