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The Family Appeal

Until Friday December 16, many Salvation Army centres across Northern Ireland will be running the Family Appeal.

Every year The Salvation Army and Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) team up at Christmas to help spread some festive cheer.

The Family Appeal is one of the largest of Christmas present appeals in Northern Ireland and has been bringing festive cheer to thousands of underprivileged children and families since 1980.

Last year's appeal distributed around 50,000 gifts – all of which was made possible by the generosity of local people and organisations.

How to support your local appeal

Gift donations for children aged from newborn to 16 years can be made at any branch of The Salvation Army or SVP NI. Gifts can also be left in any Tesco, Gordons Chemist and First Trust Bank. All gifts must be new and unwrapped, and the appeal would welcome donations for older boys and girls such as gift tokens, board games, selection boxes, and toiletries.

You can also find out where to donate your gift or get more information on the Family Appeal by contacting your nearest Salvation Army centre below… 

Ballymena Corps
Waring Street
Ballymena
BT42 4BU
Lieutenants Christopher and Lucy Still
T: 028 2565 6818

Ballymoney Corps
Meeting House Street
Ballymoney
BT53 6JN
Major Jane-Marie and Lieutenant Tim Cook
T: 028 7776 8067

Bangor Corps
7-11 Crosby Street
Bangor
BT20 5EE
Majors Scott and Linda Cunliffe
T: 028 9127 5100

Belfast Citadel Corps
38 Dublin Road
Belfast
BT2 7HN
Captain Mark Waghorn
T: 028 9032 9429

Belfast North Corps
258 York Street
Belfast
BT15 1GZ
Captains Ann and Russell Tucker
T: 028 9074 4043

Belfast Sydenham Corps
13 Station Mews
Belfast
BT4 1TL
Majors Ian and Sally McBride
T: 028 9065 2287

Belfast Temple Corps
110 Cregagh Road
BT6 9ES
Majors Graham and Keira Wood
T: 028 9045 4466

Coleraine Corps
152 Ballycastle Road
Harpur’s Hill
BT52 2EH
Major Jane-Marie and Lieutenant Tim Cook
T: 028 7032 7082

Dundonald Corps
Enler Park East
Dundonald
Belfast
BT16 2DP
Captains Carole and Gordon Tucker
T: 028 9048 6489

Larne Corps
3 Point Street
Larne
BT40 1HY
Lieutenants Philip and Annemarie Cole
T: 028 2826 7088

Limavady Outreach Centre
72-76 Main Street
Limavady
BT49 0EX
Captain Joan Archibald
T 028 7772 2613 

Limavady Outreach Centre
72-76 Main Street
Limavady
BT49 0EX
Captain Joan Archibald
T 028 7772 2613

Londonderry Corps
35 John Street
Londonderry
BT48 6JY
Lieutenant Julia Mapstone
T: 028 7134 3921

Lurgan Corps
76-82 Union Street
Lurgan
Craigavon
BT66 8ED
Lieutenant-Colonel Dawn and Roland Sewell
T: 028 3832 3222

Newry Corps
Trevor Hill
Newry
BT34 1DN
Majors John and Marjory Parrot
T: 028 3026 3537

Newtownards Corps
1 Brewery Lane
Newtownards
BT23 4BT
Lieutenants Matthew and Samantha Brown
T: 028 9182 1099

Portadown Corps
Edward Street
Portadown
BT62 3LX
Captain Susan Whitla
028 3833 7684