Friday 24th October saw the many volunteers of Crossfire Trust receive official recognition. In June of this year, Crossfire Trust were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The official presentation of the award took place at Darkley House, when Lord Caledon the Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh visited Crossfire Trust on Friday 24th October.

Lord Caledon visits Darkley

Click here to read article printed in the October issue of lifetimes magazine. Please be patient, it may take a minute to open. It's worth the wait.

lifetimes magazine

There was great excitement at Darkley House on Friday 5th September when the keys of Coach House Regeneration community business centre were presented to the Director Ian Bothwell.

The prestigious building with seventeen units of different sizes stands tall at the back of Darkley House and has panoramic views over the valley and Fews forest.

Coach House key handover

Article in The Ulster Gazette, 24 July 2008

Tynan resident, Mrs Frances Bothwell, was invited for tea with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, earlier this month.

Mrs Bothwell joined other volunteers from Crossfire Trust at Buckingham Palace for tea at the Queen's Annual Garden Party, in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Frances has tea with the Queen

Article printed in The News Letter, 18 July 2008

A pioneering peace worker from South Armagh is opening 17 state-of-the-art business units in a bid to create employment in the area.

Newsletter article - 18 July 2008

Due to unusually high levels of rain seen in the month of June, the opening date from the Coach House Regeneration Ltd building has been postponed.

The official opening was set to take place on 8th August, but due to the unexpected high levels of rain fall, work on the multi-level bridge at the rear of the new building has been delayed. Ground work on the bank at the rear of the building was made almost impossible due to the rain.

Coach House

What had seemed an impossible task was made possible by the volunteers who turned up in June to help rennovate the annex.

We had put out a request for joiners, electricans, plumber, carpenter, plasterers and workers, and at our hour of need they came.

Big thank you to volunteers

The Darkley Together Project, hosted by Singing Kettle, had a tremdendous trip out to visit Cardinal O Fiaich Library and Dan Winter's Cottage, in June.

People from different backgrounds revisited both history and culture and had a very informative tour given by Roddy Hegarty at the library.

Darkley Together

Ian Bothwell, Director of Crossfire Trust has a new mobile number:

07515 286810
(+44 7515 286810)

Ian's previous number 07834 534360 is no longer in use.

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