Monthly Archives: December 2022


Belfast Charitable Society continuing to support new communities


Belfast Charitable Society continuing to support new communities There is no doubt that the cost-of-living crisis is affecting a huge number of individuals and families this winter. However for marginalised groups, including asylum seekers and refugees, this crisis is often overlooked. The challenges they face are just as tough, as many have arrived in the UK with just the clothes on their backs, ill equipped for the cold winter months ahead. Many of these individuals will be provided with temporary accommodation and food, however little to no allowances are made to provide material items like winter coats or shoes. David Watters, [...]

Belfast Charitable Society continuing to support new communities2022-12-20T10:35:27+00:00

140 years of bringing Christmas cheer to Clifton House


Benn Dinner 2022 George Benn, who was born on New Year’s Day 1801, was a renowned local philanthropist, historian and benefactor of Belfast Charitable Society. In his lifetime he opened three hospitals in the town, the Benn Skin Hospital, the Benn Ears Nose and Throat hospital and the Samaritans Hospital. Not long before he died George also oversaw the change of use from the Poor House to an Old People’s Home when the last child left in 1882. His legacy continues at Clifton House, as ninety percent of the building is still used for the care of the elderly, and the [...]

140 years of bringing Christmas cheer to Clifton House2022-12-13T22:04:04+00:00

Christmas Gift Bundle


Christmas Gift Bundle This year we are offering a Christmas Gift Bundle of our new book 'The First Great Charity of this Town' (normally £24.99) and one year's 'Friends of' membership package (normally £30) for just £50 (postage and packaging inc to UK only). Friends of the Belfast Charitable Society, Mary Ann McCracken Foundation or Clifton House Centre receive 20% off all our events, including tours and lectures, archive services and merchandise AND priority booking for all public events. Also by buying this Christmas Gift Bundle, you are supporting the ongoing philanthropic work of the oldest charity in Ireland. To purchase [...]

Christmas Gift Bundle2022-12-07T14:39:18+00:00
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