Belfast Telegraph

Monday 14 July 2014

David Healy and Zoe Salmon hanging around for Sport Relief

David Healy and Zoe Salmon launch Comic Relief's Sports Relief in Belfast

TV star Zoe Salmon and Northern Ireland football legend David Healy swapped the dizzying heights of fame for heights of a different kind in Belfast to launch Comic Relief’s Sport Relief 2010.

The celebrities took part in high-rope and abseiling challenges at the Belfast Activity Centre (BAC), which received a Comic Relief grant for a programme working with lone parents and the socially disadvantaged.

Northern Ireland has approximately 92,000 lone parent families — the group most vulnerable to poverty, according to a report commissioned by the Gingerbread Organisation 2007.

The Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with Sport Relief this year to award a number of community cash grants worth up to £1,000 to organisations that are working in a disadvantaged or deprived area within the local authority and small local groups with an income of less than £50,000.

Application forms can be downloaded below and through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland website.

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