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Mayor's Charities

The Mayor's Charitbale Fund

The Mayor's nominated charities for 2019-2020

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth is delighted to be supporting Alzheimer's Society and Cancer Fund for Children during his Mayoral term.

Alzheimer’s Society is the leading dementia charity working in Northern Ireland, providing services and support to people with dementia today; campaigning for improved support and services; and researching to find the cause, cure and best care for the future. They provide a wide range of support services ensuring nobody should have to face dementia alone and have a vision for a radically improved world for people with dementia.


Cancer Fund for Children provides practical and emotional support, as well as free therapeutic short breaks to children and young people (age 0-24) diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent with cancer. The team of Cancer Support Specialists provide individual and group support in the family home, in the community, on the hospital ward and at the residential facility, Daisy Lodge, in Newcastle Co. Down. They help connect, strengthen and empower young people and their families so that they are better equipped to deal with the emotional impact of cancer.

Throughout his year in officer, the Mayor also hopes to support a number of community and voluntary organisation throughout the Borough.

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