(L-R): Kerry Anthony, CEO of Inspire Wellbeing joins broadcaster Liam Beckett and Woodvale Manager Lesley-Ann Beckett to launch a campaign to raise funds for Inspire’s Woodvale Centre in Ballymena.
Inspire Wellbeing is urging Ballymena locals to get behind a new fundraising drive to refurbish the community mental health and wellbeing service in the town.
Inspire Wellbeing’s Woodvale Centre on the Ballymoney Road, has been supporting people with mental health needs for more than 50 years and is now in line for a much-needed revamp.
Inspire have already secured funding from the Community Ownership Fund but must also match fund this grant and is now appealing to local people and businesses to get behind the appeal and ‘Mo Your Own Way’ in the month of November.
The money raised will help transform Woodvale into a fully refurbished multi-purpose community wellbeing hub, accessible to the whole community and sustainable for future decades.
(L-R): Woodvale Manager Lesley-Ann Beckett joins broadcaster Liam Beckett and Kerry Anthony, CEO of Inspire Wellbeing to launch a campaign to raise funds for Inspire’s Woodvale Centre in Ballymena.
Inspired by MOVEMBER
The campaign is inspired by none other than moustachioed broadcaster and football manager Liam Beckett who is lending his support to the campaign and calling on others to play a small part and lend a hand.
Some of the activities that the charity is suggesting include:
• Rack up some MO miles with a static bike ride, a sponsored walk or a swimming challenge.
• Grow a MO - for the more daring, growing their own moustache.
• Buy a brick for a minimum donation of £100.
For more ideas and inspiration on fundraising, visit:
Liam Beckett said:
“The Woodvale Centre is a vital part of the fabric of Ballymena and I’m thrilled to be able to lend my support to the campaign. It’s flattering that people might think of growing their own moustache but it’s a lot of work, so I’d personally suggest a golf day as a much more enjoyable alternative. In all seriousness though, I have seen the difference this centre makes to people’s lives and every single donation will help us make this building fit and serve our community.”
Kerry Anthony, Chief Executive of Inspire Wellbeing said:
“We are confident that with the goodwill of the people of Ballymena we can raise the funds needed to transform Woodvale and give it a new lease of life. Liam has a super moustache that has been carefully styled over the years and we want to see some local people try their hand at growing their own ‘MO’ during Movember. For those who cannot grow a mo, its fair to say we are not short of ideas – buy a brick that we will put your name on, arrange your own golf day, or even get the hiking boots on and put the hard yards in to raise some money. Every little bit will go a long way towards us hitting our target”.