Our thanks go to all our distinguished guests, medical colleagues and especially our members and their families, who joined us for our 25th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving in the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast on Sunday 26th November.
It was an emotional and reflective occasion for everyone, with magnificent music provided by Jonathan Rea, Rebekah Durston and Steph Devlin, whose contributions were unanimously praised afterwards.
The highlight for many was the lighting of candles by those organ recipients present in memory of their donors.
Thanks too to Rev. Janice Browne for leading the Service, Dr. Roger McCorry for representing all the consultants and staff in the Liver Unit, and Rev. Canon Kevin Graham, Deputy Lieutenant for the County Borough of Belfast, for his encouraging words and bringing the support of the Belfast Lieutenancy.
We were also supported by Cllr. Mark Cooper BEM (Mayor of Antrim & Newtownabbey), Cllr. Jennifer Gilmour (Mayor of Ards & North Down), and Cllr. Dominic Molloy (Chair of Mid Ulster District Council). We were also delighted to have Catherine McKeown (Organ Donation Manager at the Public Health Agency) and Mrs Patty Gilbert (Chair of the NI Kidney Patients Association).