A bridge tournament at The Star of the Sea church hall in Portstewart on Wednesday (February 22) has raised an amazing £825 to help disabled and terminally ill children in Northern Ireland.
The event was organised by Portstewart Bridge Club, and raised a total of £1,647 which has been divided between Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children and environmental organisation Habitat for Humanity.
Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness and has supported 581 under-19s across Northern Ireland, including the ten-year-old granddaughter of one of the event organisers, Eric Butterwick.
To find out more about how Newlife supports disabled and terminally ill children across Northern Ireland, go to: www.newlifecharity.co.uk/local and click on your county area. You can find out how many local children have been helped and read some of their stories.