Aid organisation, Bóthar Northern Ireland, today announced that The Very Reverend John Mann, Dean of Belfast, has been appointed as patron of the Northern Irish charity, which aims to encourage individuals across Northern Ireland to donate funds to drastically change the lives of families in the developing world.
Dean John Mann will help Bóthar to raise awareness of the work the charity undertakes, which includes educating communities and creating sustainable living environments for people that could not otherwise survive.
Commenting on his new appointment, The Dean said: “It is such a great opportunity to get the chance to show my support for this excellent organisation. As patron of the charity I will work to promote the efforts of Bóthar in the developing world. The more people I can encourage to get involved and fundraise, the bigger a difference Bóthar can make.”
Bóthar NI Representative Aoibheann Fearon continued: “Bóthar is delighted and very privileged to have the support of Dean Mann. It is more important than ever that during this period of economic uncertainty across the world, that we have a strong voice to encourage local people to support the work that we do.
“I’d like to ask everyone to get involved in whatever way they can to help us to help those that are in most need. Your donation, no matter how small, will also allow us to give struggling communities in the developing world the opportunity to take the next step in their development and to help lift themselves out of poverty.”
Donations can be made at www.bothar.co.uk, by telephone at 0800 039 0267, in person or by post at / to Bóthar NI, Anna House, 37a Upper Dunmurray Lane, Belfast, BT17 0AJ.