Three local charities have boosted their fundraising efforts ahead of Christmas at a crowdfunding event organised by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The NI Gives event which raised £18,522.50 was held on Giving Tuesday – a global day of giving following the shopping overload of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

A huge thank you to @CFNIreland for inviting us! We raised over £4,000 towards training for young people in Muddy Paws – our new social enterprise.

A special shout out to Carrie (young leader) for her fantastic presentation. Well done guys 😀

~ Trevor, Team Leader – Led By You