Bryson Care Family Appeal – A big thank you

The Bryson Care Family Appeal during Christmas 2017 was very successful with a massive response from new and previous donors.  We want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our donors who supported us. (See list below)

Through your help we were able to support 76 vulnerable families and 108 children  in a variety of ways including providing gifts and toys, christmas food hampers, and electricity credit.  The donations included :Toys, Gifts, Hampers, DVD’s / CD’s, Books, Monetary Donations, Clothes, Vouchers, Toiletries, Bicycles and electrical goods.


This year we had 11 new and 19 returning local businesses that supported us in our Family Appeal:

  • Marks & Spencer’s, Lisburn
  • Department for Communities
  • Tesco’s, Lisburn
  • Dawn Ferguson
  • Walter Watson
  • Peoples Church, Newtownabbey
  • Ballyclare Secondary School
  • Club Class Fitness
  • Halifax Foundation for NI
  • Karen Croy
  • 194th St Mary’s Girls Brigade, Ballybeen
  • Una Tumilty
  • Jackie Linsay
  • Paula Maginn
  • Mr Billy Simpson
  • Consumer Council
  • Methodist College
  • West Church, Bangor
  • Paula’s Hairdressers
  • Audrey Hinds
  • Fountain Street Church, Downpatrick
  • Marks & Spencer’s, Forestside
  • Invest NI
  • Axiom Law
  • Johnny Carolan
  • McKenna Family
  • Richmond Coaches
  • Hall Mark Dry Cleaners
  • Lisburn Food Bank
  • Lidl


We would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul O’Kane from Bryson and his team for supporting us with the collection and delivery of the donations.


Some of the families provided feedback on the gifts and support they received:

It took away some of the stress regarding buying presents and extra food at Christmas
I was completely amazed and overwhelmed with the kindness
The food helped me through till the new year, the kids loved their toys and my pyjamas are lovely
I was able to buy extra heating with the money I saved because you give me toys to bulk up the girls presents, thank you for that
The toys are great, my kids love them and it has made us all happy
Very good toys for my son and we had a lovely hamper – saved us a fortune
I was worried about money this year due to my family situation, this has helped ease the pressure

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