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Update on Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Donation

Update on Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Donation Update on Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice Donation

Thomas Wilson, Trusts and Major Donor Engagement Executive, recently invited us to visit the Children’s Hospice to view their new Memory Sensory Garden. While it is not yet completed Thomas felt it would be a nice time to visit it as we approached Christopher’s anniversary. We were so pleased when Thomas told us that the £5,239 donation the charity made last year was, along with another donation, being used to rebuild their memory garden. This new colourful garden has additional new features....

Charity Closure Finalised

After we closed the charity at the 31st March 2018, being our financial year end, we had to then complete the Annual Returns to the Charity Commission NI. This included Audited Accounts, a Trustees’ Report on the year past, an On-Line Monitoring form plus this year an On-Line Closure form. We were pleased to recently receive a letter from the Charity Commission to say all is finalised and The Christopher McCollum Fund was noted now as “ceased to exist”. We felt it right to advise this on both the website and Facebook. It also gives an insight into...

THANK YOU EVERYONE for making a difference THANK YOU EVERYONE for making a difference

Christopher with our Patron Lee Sharpe

THANK YOU EVERYONE for making a difference

At the Belfast Giants August 2001

Finally, this will be our last communication with the main purpose being to summarise all the charity has achieved, as well as to thank everyone for all their support. Since announcing our decision to close we have been telling many people that the “vision” for our charity was decided back in August 2001. In late 1997 following a major spine operation, Christopher endured an 18 month delay in replacing his wheelchairs. We then decided to campaign in 2000 for better wheelchair provision for young disabled people which led to meeting the then Health Minister in Stormont. During that time we received great support from...

CHRIS Supports Helping Hand CHRIS Supports Helping Hand

L/R Nigel Kearney, Geraldine, Mairead McAllister, OT Department, Gerry

As said on our previous post on the Children’s Hospice, our Dissolution Clause on closure allows us to use the remaining funds to support a charity with similar aims in helping improve quality of life of young disabled people. We recently visited the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children to present a cheque for £5,239.77 to Helping Hand (RBHSC) which is the official charity to the Children’s Hospital. We have been aware of the work Helping Hand has been doing for the past 20 years. The charity was set up by medical staff at the Children’s Hospital in 1997 and they...

About the Fund

The Christopher McCollum Fund was set up in 2008, to provide funds to help purchase a wheelchair, or other equipment for young people aged 18 or under who have a disability or illness and which may be life limited. The Constitution of the Fund permits it to raise funds and support these young people throughout the UK. They should have the opportunity to receive the best quality of equipment they need as soon as possible.

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Our Patron - Lee Sharpe

15 Poster Remembering Christopher’s 30th in Manchester

Halifax Award for CHRIS

Humanitarian Award 2016 Ards & North Down Borough Council

Charity of the Year 2015/16 Bangor Civil Defence Services Club

Aviva Award for CHRIS

Sainsburys Charity of the Year

UK Campaigners of the Year 2012