We are all very shocked and saddened by the unexpected but natural death of Shane Harte who lived in and worked around Darkley House for almost two years. Shane originally from Castleblayney met a lot of our volunteers to Crossfire Trust and visitors to the house, shop and special projects. To meet Shane was to remember him for his smiles - almost shyness - skill at building and fixing equipment and funny text messages. We valued him and kept believing for better days for him.

Shane Harte

Crossfire Trust reached their target towards rasing funds for the new apartments for supported accommodation at the Valentines weekend fundraising dinner and concert.

Barclays Bank agreed to match £for£ the first £750 raised and this brought the total raised to £3,200.

Brian Houston

'Tis the season of goodwill and a south Armagh victims' group is ensuring that no-one will feel lonely this Christmas. Volunteers at the Crossfire Trust are opening the doors of their headquarters in Darkley to one and all to enjoy the festivities on the big day.

Following on from last years award of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Crossfire Trust has been honoured by an invitation for Ian and Pauline Bothwell, Directors of Crossfire Trust, to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in July.

Despite the current economic challenges, Coach House Regeneration Ltd has been able to launch and maintain several community businesses.

We had a great day in Armagh Cathedral City at this year’s St Patricks Day Parade. The theme this year was The World Comes to Armagh.

Our float was called Have a heart for the World and love your neighbour. We had great fun meeting and greeting the public.

Coach House Regeneration Business Park is being hosted by members of Crossfire Trust and the local community. This unique partnership and blend of skill, business experience and community passion provides an opportunity for all the community to avail of the various units and support mechanisms.

The fundraising dinner on Saturday 13th December was a great success. All the tickets were sold and over £2000 was raised thanks to ticket sales and the generous donations of those who attended.

Article printed in The News Letter, 31 October 2008

A significant step in the future of the "new Northern Ireland" was made in south Armagh yesterday.

Newsletter article 31 Oct 2008

Thursday 30th October saw the official opening of the new Coach House Regeneration Ltd building. People from all sides of the community were invited including representatives from the various funding bodies whose support had made the building a reality.

CHR opening