We would like to say a big thank you to Mark and Charmaine Robinson and Belfast Shutter System, for their contribution to L’Arche Belfast made in memory of Kristian Robinson. Kristian was the first person outside of our supported living services to attend our garden project at Vista Allotments, and stayed committed to the project for many years. It means so much to us that his family continues to support the project he devoted so much time to.
Nationwide have been a continual support to our community over the past year from grant support, organising a sponsored walk and providing volunteers in our projects.
The team are delighted to announce that we have been successful in obtaining a new grant! This new grant will allow us to renovate our original house that opened in 2001, to run our Art project “In Other Words” for another year and to create our very first music therapy section.
We are deeply grateful for their support which lets us continue to change one heart at a time.
L’Arche Belfast just celebrated our 18th Anniversary.
Without the dedication of Maria and Scott over the years, this journey would not have been possible, they are a continuous strength to us all. Scott is a much respected, inspirational Community Leader.
The community extend Gillian much love and best wishes in her future adventures.
Gillian was the driving force behind the development of our projects.
We sincerely hope that her new place of employment is full of fun and happiness and we all thank her for her time with L’Arche Belfast.
Our projects all came together over the summer months on a Wednesday evening for this new social event which was a huge success! Starting off at St Johns church community pizza event the teams walked down to the Pavilion Bar for a night of fun and laughter.
A big thank you to Brian for organising this new event.
Watch this space for a new project emerging!
The annual trip to Rathlin was great fun and we were blessed with fantastic weather which even allowed games on the beach!
Dec 2018: With the support of the two Johns, a very excited group of 12 of us went to Manchester for the weekend to see Manchester United play at Old Trafford.
The December weather could not have dampened their spirits and with a win for Man Utd it was an amazing weekend. Rumour has is there are plans to return!