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Mayor leads the way in abseil for local charity

The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and his family pictured with some of the people who organised the charity abseil from the roof of Lagan Valley Island on Saturday 23rd September.  L to R:  Colin and Cathy Flack (Mayor’s daughter) with Calum, the Mayoress - Laureen Lunn, the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, Laura Sherwood and Gary Sherwood - Directors of Reachout Ministries.  (back row) Sonia Anderson and Dean Langasco - I Love Mondays (Event Co-ordinators), Jim Irvine and Louie Irvine - Reachout Ministries.

The Mayor of Lisburn City Council, Councillor Trevor Lunn, led the first abseil for a local charity on Saturday 23rd September, from the roof of Lagan Valley Island.

Scores of volunteers joined with Councillor Lunn to raise funds for Reachout Ministries, who work with families in the poorest regions of South America. 

The Mayor said, “I am delighted to have been asked to be the first person to abseil today.  Reachout Ministries is a very worthy local charity, which obtained its charity status in August past.  Today, all funds raised will go towards providing a minibus for children who live in Chiquimala town, near Guatemala City in South America.  The minibus is needed for impoverished families to send their children to school to get an education, which so many never have the opportunity to receive.

Poverty is a word used frequently nowadays, but Reachout Ministries provides the very basics in life that we all take for granted – like soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, some of which has already been provided by schools in Lisburn.  Without any education, children from this area will never have the chance to change their lives which is why I am appealing for funds to help Reachout Ministries in the vital work they provide,” he concluded.

The Mayor thanked all those who had organised the event as well as the scores of people who braved the elements and participated in the Abseil.

In an interview after the abseil the Mayor said, “It was slightly scary going over the edge at the top, but I was in good hands.”

The event was organised by ‘I Love Mondays’ on behalf of Reachout Ministries with the support of Lisburn City Council.  The Abseil Organisers, High Point Group, has worked with the charity.  A list of forthcoming events from I Love Mondays can be found on www.ilovemondays.net.

Absail from roof of Lisburn Civic centre

Mervyn Shannon - President of the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce (left of front row), the Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn and Gary Sherwood - Director of Reachout Ministries, pictured with some of the volunteers who took part in a charity abseil from the roof of Lagan Valley Island on Saturday 23rd September. 

The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn pictured during his charity abseil from the roof of Lagan Valley Island on Saturday 23rd September. 

 

The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn pictured with Katey Falout at the rope end, after completing his charity abseil from the roof of Lagan Valley Island on Saturday 23rd September. 

Gary Sherwood - Director of Reachout Ministries, pictured with Katey Falout at the rope end, after completing his charity abseil from the roof of Lagan Valley Island on Saturday 23rd September. 

The Mayor Councillor Trevor Lunn pictured with the team from Bombardier Aerospace Machine Shop - Centre 29, who took part in a charity abseil from the roof of Lagan Valley Island on Saturday 23rd September.  L to R:  Myles Cordner, Richard Fulton, John Thompson, The Mayor - Councillor Trevor Lunn, Glenn Irvine, Gary Sherwood - Director of Reachout Ministries, Cleland McCann and Alan Martin.