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East Belfast Mission 

 
Renewal and Transformation of the East Belfast Community 
 
At East Belfast Mission we work with everyone in our community to improve their spiritual and physical well being. The pages on our web site reflect the many areas of life in East Belfast in which we work with the local community. As a "not for profit" organisation we run many fund raising activities to support our community work. This work includes helping the Homeless in our Hosford project, our child care facility in Bright Sparks, our Skill and Social Enterprise Hub which helps people back to work and sometimes fitness and of course our thriving Church and Community which delivers pastoral care. 
 
We are based in the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road. The Skainos Project is an urban regeneration project in inner East Belfast providing shared space for community transformation and renewal. Central to the development is a new street in inner East Belfast, untouched by the history of the Troubles, with the capacity to be genuinely shared space. This civic square is capable of hosting open air events like concerts, farmers' markets and Christmas fairs and is overlooked by new, mixed tenure housing, thereby giving the square a living presence round the clock. 
 
We have won many awards across several projects. Click here to see what we have achieved. 
The Newtownards Road frontage of the development features new retail and commercial office space. Inside, and fronting to the square is the work of East Belfast Mission including youth and family services and counselling as well as a community hall and auditorium, and a cafe which spills onto the square. 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS 

FREE Training through the  
Social Enterprise Hub  

To register for your free individual session, please telephone Lyn Barrie on 028 9045 5835 or email lyn.barrie@ebm.org.uk 

 
Joining Old and Young (J.O.Y) 

Are you over 50 years old? Interested in some fun activities during the month of August? At EBM our Church & Community Outreach team are organising a range of activities from 15th August - 19th August from 11am - 3pm. The activities will include arts and crafts, a movie day, a day trip away, bingo and bowls and on the final day there will be a BBQ with music and entertainment. The cost per person is £2 each day and more information can be obtained from Sandie on 028 9045 8560. All welcome.  
Stephen Collins fundraises for 
Homeless World Cup 
The preparations for this years Homeless World Cup are going great. We have a good team and are looking forward to the tournament which takes place in Glasgow from 9th-17th July. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for our players and will help them to turn their lives around. 
 
Below is a link to an article about a man who is cycling from NI to France to raise money for the team! Please have a look and if you would like to support the project you can do so using the Justgiving link below. 
 
 
 
 
LATEST NEWS  

Staff Excellence Awards at  
Buzz Briefing  

EBM had their buzz brief meeting today. The buzz meetings are every three months and all available staff come together to share up to date information about their work over a cup of tea and a scone. The staff excellence award has only started within the last few months and is working well. Colleagues nominate worthy winners against a set criteria. The prize is a certificate, an award to sit proudly on the winners desk and an extra days annual leave! 
 
The winners this time around are both from the Hosford project. Congratulations to Caroline Lewis and Mark Ferguson. Mark was on annual leave so Hosford Manager Aidan accepted the award on his behalf. Also in the photo - Anne Walsh, Chief Operating Officer and Richard Johnston, Mission Superintendent. 
 
The nomination was based on the exceptional work "the silent two" carry out, often going way beyond the call of duty. 

Anne Walsh leaves EBM with an MBE after 11 years service 

Anne Walsh, Chief Operating Officer at EBM leaves today after 11 years service. Leaving on a very high note with an MBE award under her belt, Anne was presented at the buzz brief meeting with flowers and a signed card from the staff. EBM wish Anne all the very best for the future and every success as she moves on to pastures new. 

Homeless World Cup 2016 

The Homeless World Cup takes place in Glasgow from 9th July to 17th July. Over the next two months 14 players will be going through trials to be selected for the final 8 to represent their country in the Homeless World cup. The guys will be training twice per week and will receive support in housing, employability (from Stepping Stone) and any other needs they have. The project is about providing structure and hope to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. 

American Volunteers at Refurb 

A group of American visitors have been helping within various EBM projects including the shops and the refurb project. If you have a work team who wish to give something back to a local charity, please contact us for further information and suggestions how you can assist. 
 
 
 

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