Mayor urges locals to support his charities this Christmas

Friday 25 November 2022

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, is asking those residents who can, to donate to his chosen charities this Christmas.

At the start of his term in office, the Mayor selected the schoolchildren’s mental health charity ‘Pure Mental’ and the Royal Air Forces Association, as his charities for the year.

Alderman Williams said: “I want to thank all residents and businesses who have generously supported my chosen charities so far this year, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

“Christmas is coming, and for many, it will be very difficult because of increasing food and energy prices and we all are concerned about the future. If you can dig deep and donate to assist these amazing charities - who do so much good work in the local area - it would mean so much and would help some of those children and veterans in our communities most in need.”

Founded in August 2019 by Jay Buntin and Matthew Taylor, Pure Mental’s goal is to improve mental health awareness and education in schools across Northern Ireland, with a strong focus on youth involvement and engagement.

The Royal Air Forces Association is the largest single-service membership organisation and the longest-standing registered service charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family.

It offers friendship, help and support to current and former members of the Royal Air Force and their dependents. 

For more than 90 years, the RAF Association has championed a simple belief – that no member of the RAF community should ever be left without the help that they need.

The charity supports the RAF community through a range of different welfare and well-being services with the aim of supporting and connecting people.

Anyone wishing to donate can send a cheque (made payable to ‘Mid & East Antrim Borough Council) or log on to the donation page.