© Newtownards District No.4


Each year our District nominates a chosen charity to raise funds for. This involves all of our lodges combining to support the charity by making donations at meetings, taking up collections at events and organising special fundraisers.

Past charities to have received our support have included Asha Kiran School in India, Help for Heroes, the Children’s Hospice, Alzheimers UK and Cancer Research. During 2015 we raised the sum of £2000 for Mitchell House School, and in 2016 Cancer Focus NI were the recipients of £1500.

Our chosen charity partner for 2018 is Brainwaves NI.

“As a charity, made up of members affected by a brain tumour, we understand the feelings of isolation, fear and confusion that being diagnosed, or living with a brain tumour can bring. We also understand the physical and emotional challenges and the need for support, as well as appropriate and accurate quality information and advice.

Brainwaves NI can help in a number of ways by:

Offering a lifeline at the end of phone through our dedicated Support helpline

Offering meet-ups for patients and families to meet others in our local brain tumour community

Organising and running social activities for members.

Organising and offering family weekend breaks with our members.

Raising awareness of the needs of those just recently diagnosed or living with a brain tumour,

Raising awareness of the needs of families and carers.

Providing information and signposting to appropriate and accurate quality materials.”

If you, a family member or friend has just been diagnosed or is living with a brain tumour, please get in touch

Phone: 028 9335 3995 or email: info@brainwaves-ni.org to discuss what help and support we can offer.