Ballyscullion parishioners raise almost £3,000 for Air Ambulance NI

Wednesday October 4th 2023

Mrs Jean Bovill, Ballyscullion Parish, hands over a cheque for £2,605to Breige Mulholland from Air Ambulance NI.

The recently refurbished church hall at Ballyscullion (Grange) Parish Church in Toomebridge was the venue for a fundraising event for Air Ambulance NI on September 13.

The event, which included old time music and storytelling, raised £2,605, with completed Gift Aid forms bringing the total to almost £3,000.

The church hall, which is more than 140-years-old and had previously been used as an Anglican school, was restored by a small band of dedicated volunteers.

The building held fond memories for some of those involved as they had attended concerts, Sunday School events and Christmas celebrations in the hall in years gone by. In some cases, their parents and grandparents had actually attended the school, known locally as the Pound School.

The hall was packed to capacity for the fundraiser on September 13, and the community hymn-singing almost raised the roof!

The organisers have expressed gratitude to the members of the music group and the storytellers who provided their services free of charge and thanked all who donated so generously.

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