Minister praises Trust for helping create ‘active and energised’ community

Some of the more than 100 guests who attended the Resurgam Trust's fifth annual AGM.
Some of the more than 100 guests who attended the Resurgam Trust's fifth annual AGM.

More than 100 people attended the Resurgam Trust’s fifth Annual General Meeting, which took place in LaganView Enterprise Centre on Thursday, November 17.

Keynote speaker at the AGM was Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA, who commended the Trust on the range and quality of services it offers to local people.

Also in attendance at the event were Mayor Brian Bloomfield, Edwin Poots MLA and local council and community representatives.

Speaking after the AGM, Mr Givan said: “It was a pleasure to join with so many people to look back at another successful year for Resurgam.

“The range of services now delivered by the Resurgam Trust is highly impressive, from social enterprises to early years intervention, community safety and health promotion.

“This is an active and energised community and I commend the Trust and everyone involved for the huge progress made.

“Resurgam Trust is an excellent example of how a community organisation with a ‘can do’ attitude and strong voluntary ethic can design and deliver services to those most in need and contribute to real improvements in people’s lives.”

The Trust has thanked everyone who attended the meeting, particularly Mr Givan and Alderman Paul Porter, who conducted the re-election of the board of directors.

Trust Director Adrian Bird said: “We were delighted that over 100 people took time out of their busy schedules to join us at our AGM. It has been another successful year for Resurgam and we look forward to new opportunities with our partners over the coming 12 months.

“The wellbeing of people within our communities remains a key priority and our work in health, education, social enterprise and community safety is having a major impact on people’s lives. We continue to secure investment that is making a difference within community and we look forward to the completion of two new capital builds funded through the Social Investment Fund which will support our key themes of work.

“Resurgam remains committed to transforming our communities into sustainable places to live, learn, play and work.”