Gregory Campbell MP, George Robinson MLA, Captains Eddie and Joan Archibald (Corps Officers), Divisional Commanders Majors Elwyn and Carole Harries
East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell and George Robinson MLA visited The Salvation Army’s Limavady Outreach Centre today (26th April) to view the support given by the centre to the local community.
As well as being a place for worship it is a place where the local community can come together and people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and religions can find support and company.
Captain Eddie Archibald play table football with volunteers Bob Williams and Peter Sekula
The centre runs a weekly timetable of activities which includes: Sunday worship (3.30pm); Prayer and Bible Study (Wednesday, 7pm); and drop in sessions 10 – 4.30 daily. There is also a charity shop which is open daily selling high quality clothing, books and toys. While everyone will find a warm welcome at the centre, it extends a particular focus to those who have moved to the town from other countries and who may be seeking friendship and support. One major focus of the centre is its befriending service, which seeks to offer practical and spiritual guidance to those in need. People are welcome to drop in to the centre between 10am and 4.30pm for a cup of tea, to ask advice, or just for a chat.
Gregory Campbell MP said: ‘I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Limavady Outreach Centre today and hear first hand from Captains Eddie and Joan Archibald about the programmes provided through the centre, and to meet a number of my constituents that were using the services available. The Salvation Army continues to be an invaluable source of support for all those who ask for it, and I look forward to my next visit.’
The Salvation Army has a long history of offering practical support to people who are vulnerable or in need in every community.
Charity shop volunteers at Limavady Outreach Centre
Captain Edmund Archibald of Limavady Outreach Centre, said: ‘We were pleased to show Gregory Campbell MP around the centre and to have the opportunity to tell him more about the work that we do locally. The Salvation Army in Limavady offers very practical help to everyone in our community. At a time when unemployment and living costs are rising, our staff and volunteers are working hard to meet the growing demand for our services.’