Monthly Archives: December 2019


North Belfast Early Intervention Family Support programme


For over 265 years, Belfast Charitable Society has supported people through difficult times. From admission to the Poor House, its outdoor relief scheme or in more recent years through Clifton Residential and Clifton Care Home.  As part of the charity’s ongoing philanthropic work it has recently provided funding towards an Early Intervention Family Support Programme which receives referrals directly from the North Belfast Family Support Hubs. The Family Support Hubs consists of a network of statutory, community and voluntary organisations that provide early intervention services, or work with families who need support. Belfast Charitable Society’s contribution funds two part-time home visitor [...]

North Belfast Early Intervention Family Support programme2019-12-24T10:48:53+00:00

The Benn Christmas Dinner: George Benn & his legacy at Clifton House


In 1882 George Benn, the generous philanthropist, historian and benefactor of Belfast Charitable Society (BCS) died, leaving the sum of £1,000 to the Charitable Society to set up the Benn Charity. This sum of money was to be used principally to provide a dinner or other entertainment for the residents of the Old Peoples Home at Christmas and Easter each year. George was very close with his brother Edward who predeceased him, and he requested that BCS used any interest from the fund was used to maintain his brother's burial place in Clifton Street Cemetery. George's final request was that any [...]

The Benn Christmas Dinner: George Benn & his legacy at Clifton House2019-12-18T09:27:18+00:00
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