Chamber’s toy appeal is a success

(l-r) Colin McDonald, Councillor Uel Mackin; Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Garry MacDonald; Chamber president with some of the toys donated to Barnardos at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.
(l-r) Colin McDonald, Councillor Uel Mackin; Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Garry MacDonald; Chamber president with some of the toys donated to Barnardos at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Lisburn Chamber of Commerce recently held their Christmas Lunch and Annual Toy Appeal at Lisburn Golf Club.

A huge collection of toys and games were donated by the local business community to Barnardos NI and Roberta Marshall from the charity thanked the Chamber for their kind generosity.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Speaking at the lunch, Roberta informed guests of Barnardos activities and their Lisburn based Parent and Infant project which will benefit from the wide variety of toys donated.

Newly elected Chamber President, Garry MacDonald thanked everyone for attending and supporting the toy appeal.

Deputy Mayor, Cllr. Amanda Grehan passed on her best wishes to the Chamber as they plan their activities for 2019 and spoke about poverty being an issue for many in the local community.

Guests were entertained by an ensemble from Stepping Stones and the event was rounded off with entertainment by Lisburn Community Choir musical directors, Julie Harper and Mark Tilley.

Deputy Mayor Cllr. Amanda Grehan, Roberta Marshall, Barnardos, Paula Jennings and Ciara Brennan from Stepping Stones, Colin McDonald Chamber vice-president, Julie Harper and Mark Tilley from Lisburn Community Choir and Chanel McKinstry at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Deputy Mayor Cllr. Amanda Grehan, Roberta Marshall, Barnardos, Paula Jennings and Ciara Brennan from Stepping Stones, Colin McDonald Chamber vice-president, Julie Harper and Mark Tilley from Lisburn Community Choir and Chanel McKinstry at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

The 2019 Chamber Executive committee pictured at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

The 2019 Chamber Executive committee pictured at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Denise Watson, Belinda O'Neill; Chamber Ambassador, Cllr Amanda Grehan; LCCC Deputy Mayor and Garry MacDonald; Chamber president at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Denise Watson, Belinda O'Neill; Chamber Ambassador, Cllr Amanda Grehan; LCCC Deputy Mayor and Garry MacDonald; Chamber president at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Guests enjoying the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Councillors and guests at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Councillors and guests at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councillors at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Councillors at the Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Ald William Leathem, Garry MacDonald; Chamber president and Cllr Amanda Grehan; LCCC Deputy Mayor at re Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.

Ald William Leathem, Garry MacDonald; Chamber president and Cllr Amanda Grehan; LCCC Deputy Mayor at re Lisburn Chamber Annual Charity Christmas Lunch and Toy Appeal.