Articles tagged with: Fundraising


    21 May 2019
    Record-breaking donation to AWARE from The Bar of Northern Ireland!

    Record-breaking donation to AWARE from The Bar of Northern Ireland!

    We are so overwhelmed and thankful to the Bar for choosing AWARE as their charity partner this year and raising an incredible £82,500, the most they have ever raised before! This was an amazing way to mark Mental Health Awareness week for us and will help us a great deal in supporting those who...

    25 March 2019
    AWARE volunteer providing plenty of run-spiration by running five marathons in five months

    AWARE volunteer providing plenty of run-spiration by running five marathons in five months

    If you need some run-spiration, then look no further than AWARE volunteer, Yasmin Brown. Yasmin, who is originally from Lurgan but lives in Belfast, is running five marathons to raise money for AWARE - the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland. We spoke to Yasmin to find out why she is taking...

    28 February 2019
    Local Concert Featuring Special Guests Raises £10,000 for AWARE

    Local Concert Featuring Special Guests Raises £10,000 for AWARE

    The Pro Bono Choir composed of barristers and solicitors holds a fundraising concert each year, but their most recent has broken the mould for many reasons.  This week two local charities, AWARE and The Welcome Organisation have been presented with £20,000 which embodies the largest funds...

    26 February 2019
    Maxol raises £23,000 for AWARE

    Maxol raises £23,000 for AWARE

    Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer, is delighted to announce that with the help of staff and customers, they raised £23,000 in Northern Ireland for charity partner, AWARE. Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Maxol, said: “We’re...

    28 January 2019
    Belfast Castle Abseil for AWARE

    Belfast Castle Abseil for AWARE

    AWARE is giving you the opportunity to abseil from Belfast Castle on Sunday 14 April 2019. Take your opportunity to abseil this beautiful building whilst taking in the fantastic views of Belfast and the County Down coast line. Click here for more information       ...

    21 January 2019
    Radius Housing brighten up Blue Monday with AWARE

    Radius Housing brighten up Blue Monday with AWARE

    Today, (Monday 21 January) is known as Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressing day of the year. An iconic day then for Radius Housing to announce AWARE as their new charity partner for 2019/20. Radius Housing is set for an action-packed schedule of fundraising on behalf of new charity...

    17 January 2019
    Join the Derry Fundraising Group

    Join the Derry Fundraising Group

    The Fundraising Group for Derry/Londonderry will be having their first meeting of the year on Monday 21 January and are inviting new members to come along. If you would be interested in joining the group and helping to organise and plan fundraising events in the city for the year ahead then...

    14 January 2019
    Beat the January blues with three helpful tips from AWARE

    Beat the January blues with three helpful tips from AWARE

    Christmas is over and so is the excitement that comes with it. The decorations are down and we are back to school or work. It is cold, dark and miserable outside, the cost of Christmas is mounting, and many of us have spent the last few weeks overindulging in luxurious foods which can make us...

    13 November 2018
    First Stop Solution NI ‘insure’ plenty of support for AWARE

    First Stop Solution NI ‘insure’ plenty of support for AWARE

    Portadown based financial services business, First Stop Solution NI has chosen Northern Ireland Depression Charity, AWARE as their new corporate charity partner.   Jim Smyth, Director of First Stop Solution NI said, “First Stop Solution NI is a family run, financial services...

    09 January 2018
    Brighten Up Blue Monday!

    Brighten Up Blue Monday!

    Blue Monday is the term given to what has been claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. It usually falls on the third Monday of January, which is 15 January this year. Bad weather, debt levels, lower motivation and failing new year resolutions are some of the reasons suggested for...

    01 December 2017
    AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

    AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

    We are pleased to announce the winners of AWARE's 2017 Raffle, which was held on Thursday 30 November. 1st Prize £2,000 - Bill Wolsey 056864 2nd Prize £500 - John Paul Henry 057702 3rd Prize - Two night stay in Hastings Group Hotel with B&B and an evening meal - Ann Gormley 079769....

    22 November 2017
    Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

    Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

    Support AWARE as you shop and search online with Savoo.co.uk in partnership with Bing.  Savoo will donate to AWARE every time you search and every time you purchase with the discounts provided by Savoo!  Simply signup at https://www.savoo.co.uk/#awareni .  Then use the Savoo page...

    21 November 2017
    AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

    AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

    AWARE has been announced as the nominated charity for Abbey Bond Lovis Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors in 2018. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its...

    09 November 2017
    AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

    AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

    Could you spare 2 hours of your time this Christmas to help AWARE? AWARE are seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to join them this December at a number of Christmas fundraising events across NI. These include street and store collections, and Christmas activity with a...

    24 October 2017
    AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

    AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

    AWARE has been announced as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first official nominated charity. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its services. ...

    06 February 2017
    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week, Emma documented her own personal journey with depression and the effect it had on her education and personal life. Emma suffered from depression in her teens when she was a year 14 student at Aquinas School in Belfast. Her depression was...

    27 January 2017
    AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

    AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

    AWARE is delighted to announce the events programme for 2017 with new events such as zorbing in Lough Neagh and a Europa abseil added the list. As a charity, fundraising is vital in order to allow us to continue our services. Your support is so important to us. So why not take on one of these...

    04 January 2017
    125 swimmers brave the cold for the AWARE New Year Splash event

    125 swimmers brave the cold for the AWARE New Year Splash event

    More than 100 brave fundraisers made a splash in the chilly waters of Newcastle Beach to raise money and awareness for AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland. On Monday 2 January 2017, 125 people participated in the ‘AWARE New Year Splash’ and shook off the last of the...

    03 January 2017
    Beat the January blues with these helpful tips

    Beat the January blues with these helpful tips

    Christmas is over and so is the excitement that comes with it. The decorations are down and for many it’s time to go back to school or work. The January blues are usually a result of the cold, dark weather and the fact that we often overindulge in luxurious foods over Christmas which results in...

    12 December 2016
    Shine a light on mental wellbeing this Christmas

    Shine a light on mental wellbeing this Christmas

    Maxol and AWARE shine a light on mental health for young people with special Christmas Candle available at Maxol forecourts throughout Northern Ireland. The perfect Christmas stocking filler for just £4 The perfect stocking filler, the high quality, Irish-made candle is for sale at just...