Chamber’s annual toy appeal a ‘huge success’

Chamber President Evan Morton and Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge with the huge collection of toys collected for Barnardo's.
Chamber President Evan Morton and Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge with the huge collection of toys collected for Barnardo's.

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Christmas toy appeal has been hailed “a huge success” after hundreds of toys and games were donated to Barnardo’s NI.

The impressive collection of toys, games, books and other items was handed over to the children’s charity at the Chamber’s Christmas lunch, which was held at Lisburn Golf Club last month.

Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge with Chamber Treasurer Stephen Houston and staff from GMcG Accountants.

Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge with Chamber Treasurer Stephen Houston and staff from GMcG Accountants.

Addressing guests at the event, Judith Searle from Barnardo’s NI thanked the Chamber and the Lisburn business community for their kind generosity.

She informed guests about Barnardo’s activities, and in particular their Lisburn-based Parent and Infant Project, which will benefit from the wide variety of toys for all ages.

Recently-elected Chamber President, Evan Morton said the annual toy appeal had been “a huge success.”

Welcoming Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge and local council and business representatives to the lunch, he thanked everyone for attending and supporting the Chamber’s appeal.

Belinda O'Neill in conversation with Donal Rogan from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Belinda O'Neill in conversation with Donal Rogan from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Councillor Legge passed on her best wishes to the Chamber members as they plan their activities for 2018.

Following a delicious Christmas lunch, guests were entertained by Fiddler Adam and his unique style music, which rounded off a very successful event.

Mark McKibben from Balmoral Furniture chats with Caitrona McKerr from Grafton Recruitment.

Mark McKibben from Balmoral Furniture chats with Caitrona McKerr from Grafton Recruitment.

Judith Searle from Barnardo's NI chatting to Heather Morton at the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas lunch.

Judith Searle from Barnardo's NI chatting to Heather Morton at the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas lunch.

Chamber ambassador Belinda O'Neill with guests of Bank of Ireland at the Christmas lunch.

Chamber ambassador Belinda O'Neill with guests of Bank of Ireland at the Christmas lunch.

Philip Sanaghan, Evan Morton, Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge and David MaCallan at the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas lunch.

Philip Sanaghan, Evan Morton, Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge and David MaCallan at the Lisburn Chamber of Commerce Christmas lunch.

Chamber President Evan Morton and Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge with political representatives from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Chamber President Evan Morton and Deputy Mayor Hazel Legge with political representatives from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Alan Braithwaite from Abacus Recruitment with Aaron Shimmons from Helios IT.

Alan Braithwaite from Abacus Recruitment with Aaron Shimmons from Helios IT.

Following the lunch, Fiddler Adam entertained guests.

Following the lunch, Fiddler Adam entertained guests.