Volunteers at the Glentoran Community Build Day Rev. David Thompson (left) and Jodie Killops (right) demonstrate to Aubry Ralph, Chairman of Glentoran the work they have been doing to help Habitat for Humanity NI build homes on Templemore Avenue for families in East Belfast.
Local volunteers from Glentoran Football Club donned hart hats and hi-visibility vests on Thursday 26th January 2011 to participate in a Glentoran Community Build Day to help Habitat for Humanity NI build homes for families in East Belfast.
The Glentoran Community Build Day – co-ordinated by the Glentoran ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme – offered volunteers the opportunity to get their hands dirty and work alongside professional tradesmen to help with the construction of the houses on Templemore Avenue.
Habitat for Humanity’s Templemore Avenue project will see 6, 3 bedroom family homes being built as part of Habitat’s commitment to delivering affordable home ownership for families on lower incomes.
Russell Lever, Community Relations Officer at Glentoran Football Club, said: “The Glentoran Community Build Day proved to be a tremendous success and we are delighted to be able to support Habitat for Humanity’s drive to provide affordable homes for lower income families in East Belfast.
“The club would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their time and effort to help with this worthwhile cause, whilst supporting Glentoran’s commitment to making a positive difference to its local community.
Glentoran Football Club established the ‘Our Club, Our Community’ Programme with the aim to make a positive cultural, social and educational contribution through all facets of football.
Working in partnership with our local community the Programme will deliver a wide range of initiatives to help address issues such as intercommunity prejudice, social inclusion, education and training as well as health and crime prevention.
It will also work towards enhancing Glentoran’s relationships with its local community and help create an inclusive and family orientated atmosphere at Glentoran that promotes good relations in East Belfast.