Thanks for 2015 support

On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would sincerely like to thank the readers of the Newtownabbey Times for your support during 2015.

Last year, the people of Newtownabbey donated £85,542 to help us tackle hunger, poverty and injustice in some of the toughest places of the world.

Every day, more than 3,000 Concern staff are on the ground working hard to transform lives. However, that is only possible with your support - you make it happen. And last year alone, because of your generosity, we reached more people than ever – seven million people across 27 of the world’s poorest countries. Over the past 12 months we have achieved an extraordinary amount - responding to emergencies in South Sudan, Pakistan, Nepal and Syria, while our nutrition, health, education and livelihoods programmes continue to deliver real transformative change for many vulnerable people.

None of this would happen without your help.

Whether it’s a farmer in Africa who can’t grow enough to feed their family, mothers who can’t access basic healthcare and nutrition for their children or families forced to flee their home in the wake of devastating conflict or disaster, because of you, Concern is there saving and transforming lives – and building a better tomorrow, today.

Can I take this opportunity to wish all the readers of the Newtownabbey Times the very best for 2016.

Peter Anderson

NI Director of Concern (UK)