New ladies Tangent club speak out for Nexus NI

Local women in Enniskillen have come together to establish a new Tangent Club for women aged 45 years and over. Part of the 4 Club Round Table Family, the Tangent Club is about having fun, making new friendships and fundraising for local causes. The club has chosen Nexus NI as their charity of the year to support through various fundraising and awareness-raising activities, starting with a summer BBQ to celebrate their official Charter into the Tangent Association. Commenting on this significant event, founding member, Ruth Loizides said: “Our first fundraising event, which takes place on Saturday 18th August at the Tully Mill restaurant, is very important as it will officially establish our club and launch our year-long partnership with Nexus NI. We read about the great work Nexus is doing…
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Nexus launch client created film to #BreaktheSilence

The film project came about because both Nexus NI staff and our Co-Nexion clients are passionate about Breaking the Silence and what better way to do this than with some video recordings of real issues related to sexual violence and its impacts, using it as a positive educational tool for people working directly in this area. We worked with the production company JourneyFor, who taught our clients how to use media as a platform to portray their message.  Not only did participants enjoy learning how to use the filming equipment and how to go about recording a short film, but they all felt it was a valuable tool in their own ongoing therapeutic journey towards recovery. Click here to watch the film - "We are all the same".  The film…
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Friends of Nexus May E-zine

  Our latest Friends of Nexus e-zine is out!  Click here to read more about our partnership working to establish the new Rape Crisis NI service as well as our involvement in the review of how sexual offence cases in NI are handled by the criminal justice system.   You can also keep updated on our latest events and volunteer opportunities and hear how some of our Friends are getting involved and making a big difference to our work. If you would like to register to become a Friend of Nexus and receive our e-zine directly to your inbox please click here.
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Lace up for Nexus in the Belfast Marathon

We are looking for individuals and teams to lace up their trainers on Monday 7th May and get involved in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in aid of Nexus NI. There is an event and distance to suit all abilities from the full 26.2 mile marathon to 3-7mile legs of the team relay or an 8 mile walk. This is a great way to raise funds for our charity, while taking on a personal challenge or getting out with family, friends or colleagues to pound the pavements and soak up the atmosphere.  Our Community Fundraising Lead, Karen Dunlop-Wainwright is taking on her first ever marathon and is calling for people to join her this May Day to raise both funds and awareness for Nexus. Commenting on the event, Karen…
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Laverys Bar tees off support for Nexus NI

Laverys Bar in Belfast has nominated Nexus NI as one of its partners for the year ahead and has already begun raising funds through a donation of £1000 from a charity golf day at Belvoir Golf Club. Commenting on Laverys support, Bernard Lavery said: “When I heard about the work of Nexus, delivering specialist counselling and support to people who have suffered sexual violence, I thought it was a cause that Laverys could really help by raising both funds and vital awareness.  Unfortunately, sexual violence affects all areas of society and I am proud to pledge our support to stand with victims and lead the way in breaking the silence within the bar industry. I was shocked to learn that Nexus will be operating for 35 years come 2019 and…
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Friends of Nexus February e-zine

Our first Friends of Nexus e-zine is out!  Click here to read our February edition and keep updated on what is happening at Nexus and how you can get involved in fundraising and volunteering. If you would like to register to become a Friend of Nexus and receive our e-zine directly to your inbox please click here.
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A brilliant birthday fundraiser for Nexus!

One of the founding members of our Client Forum, Sharon Henry, recently used her 50th birthday celebrations as a special way to raise funds for our work by foregoing gifts and asking instead for charitable donations. Sharon’s kind gesture has helped to raise a fantastic sum of £400! Commenting on her fundraising efforts, Sharon said: “As a member of the Nexus Client Forum, I’m very aware of the fantastic and life-saving work that they do for women, men and children all across Northern Ireland. Nexus currently has more than 600 people on its waiting list and I wanted to do whatever I could to help. I had a fantastic birthday party in the Thunderdome in Glengormley surrounded by family and friends and I would like to thank everyone who helped…
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Listen up! Nexus features in BBC Radio Ulster Appeal

This month's BBC Radio Ulster appeal is on behalf of Nexus NI.  Airing on Sunday 26th November at 8.55am and repeated on Monday 27th November at 2.55pm, the appeal will help raise awareness of who we are and who we help, as well as encouraging people to come forward if they have suffered any form of sexual violence and need information and support. Through our appeal, we are also asking people to get involved and support us in breaking the silence around sexual violence by sharing our pledge on social media and using our #breakthesilence.  You can find out more about spreading the word here. Our appeal highlights the growing demand for our services and how important it is for us to be able to meet that demand and provide…
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