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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


BT42 4BU

Lieutenants Christopher and Lucy Still

T: 028 2565 6818

Ballymoney Corps

Meeting House Street


BT53 6JN

Major Jane-Marie and Lieutenant Tim Cook

T: 028 7776 8067

Bangor Corps

7-11 Crosby Street


BT20 5EE

Majors Scott and Linda Cunliffe

T: 028 9127 5100

Belfast Citadel Corps

38 Dublin Road



Captain Mark Waghorn

T: 028 9032 9429

Belfast North Corps

258 York Street


BT15 1GZ

Captains Ann and Russell Tucker

T: 028 9074 4043

Belfast Sydenham Corps

13 Station Mews



Majors Ian and Sally McBride

T: 028 9065 2287

Belfast Temple Corps

110 Cregagh Road


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



BT16 2DP

Captains Carole and Gordon Tucker

T: 028 9048 6489

Larne Corps

3 Point Street


BT40 1HY

Lieutenants Philip and Annemarie Cole

T: 028 2826 7088

Limavady Outreach Centre

72-76 Main Street


BT49 0EX

Captain Joan Archibald

T 028 7772 2613 

Limavady Outreach Centre

72-76 Main Street


BT49 0EX

Captain Joan Archibald

T 028 7772 2613

Londonderry Corps

35 John Street


BT48 6JY

Lieutenant Julia Mapstone

T: 028 7134 3921

Lurgan Corps

76-82 Union Street



BT66 8ED

Lieutenant-Colonel Dawn and Roland Sewell

T: 028 3832 3222

Newry Corps

Trevor Hill


BT34 1DN

Majors John and Marjory Parrot

T: 028 3026 3537

Newtownards Corps

1 Brewery Lane


BT23 4BT

Lieutenants Matthew and Samantha Brown

T: 028 9182 1099

Portadown Corps

Edward Street


BT62 3LX

Captain Susan Whitla

028 3833 7684