Via Wings launch first fundraisers of new year

Dromore charity, Via Wings, has launched the first of a series of fundraisers for 2014.

The first fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 8, when the Belfast Community Gospel Choir will perform at Dromore High School.

The event is ticket-only, and tickets can be purchased from Via Wings’ charity shop, Hope and Soul in Market Square, or via the ticketline on 07845786966.

All money raised will go towards the work of Via Wings.

Dromore High School is once again the venue for the second event, which is a vintage tea party and craft fair on Friday, April 11 between 7pm-9pm. Again, tickets must be purchased ahead of the event from Hope and Soul, which be selling them from the end of month. The £6 ticket price will include tea/coffee and sweet and savoury food served by vintage ladies plus entry to the craft fair.

Music will also be played by the Patience Family and there will be a fashion parade and Easter bonnet competition.

A wide range of crafts, jewellery, ladies treats and face painting for kids amongst other things will be on offer in the gym hall.

Those interested are asked to keep up to date with Via Wings’ activities via its Facebook page for more information in the next few months.

The third event is Strictly Come Dancing and Via Wings are planning to hold this event as a one-night only in June. Depending on the interest shown, Via Wings are looking to recruit volunteers interested in taking part.

All volunteers should register their interest with Peter Branker at Via Wings on 926 98378 and they will be required to attend some dance tuition which will be planned around the participants availability probably once a week for a period of approximately 10–12 weeks.

At present the charity is only promoting this event and once the charity have confirmed enough interested parties they will advertise ticket sales for the event itself.

Via Wings’ mission is to show God’s love in a caring, practical and non-judgemental way.

Since 2009, they have undertaken several ambitious projects, including the Dare2Care essentials bag scheme for families in need, the House of Hope, providing a place for young mums to find support, build self-esteem through counselling and courses that are both practical and educational. Several of the young women have gone onto further and higher education as well as employment.

Last year they launched the Yorkie Club, a men’s group which is seen as a chance for members to find friendship and inspiration.