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Make Noise for Nexus – Music Night – Wednesday 10th October

We’re starting our ‘Make Noise for Nexus’ campaign with a night of live music at Lavery’s Bar, Belfast on World Mental Health Day.

‘Make Noise for Nexus’ is about doing something that will raise funds to support our work and awareness of who we are and who we help. It’s about starting conversations and helping to break down the barriers that surround sexual violence and prevent people from speaking out and seeking help.

Come along and help us break the silence while you enjoy fantastic music from local bands including Buí , Heliopause and DJs GIRL, plus others to be announced soon. There will be great raffle prizes to be won too!

When: Wednesday 10th October, 8pm-12pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Where: Mister Toms, Lavery’s Bar, Belfast
Cost: Minimum donation of £5 at the door

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Gems of the Mournes Trek – Saturday 13th October

Take steps to help Nexus break the silence on sexual violence by taking part in our stunning ‘Gems of the Mournes’ trek.

You will experience some of the most beautiful scenery the Mournes has to offer. Starting at Meelmore lodge, we will follow the Trassey River which leads us up to Hare’s Gap. From there we start our climb up the amazing Slieve Bearnagh. Once summited, we will continue our journey, passing the feet of Slieve Meelmore & Meelbeg, heading south into the heart of the Mournes, Doan. Taking in the 360 views from Doan and overlooking Lough Shannagh, we then proceed North West picking up the Mourne Way which takes us past Fofanny Dam and back to our starting point at Meelmore Lodge for some catchup and refreshments.

  • Ascent – 589m (approximate)
  • Distance – 8-10 miles (approximate)
  • Duration – 5-6 hours (approximate)

Registration fee – £25 includes services of experienced guide throughout the trek, insurance, post-trek refreshments at Meelmore Lodge, Nexus t-shirt & certificate!

Fundraising target – £100.  We ask all participants to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100 in support of our work.

Let the Mournes inspire you! All participants are also welcome to join Nexus for free art taster workshops as part of our art expressions series in the weeks following the trek. (Optional & dates to be confirmed).

For more information and to book your place please click hereIf you would like to discuss anything further please email fundraising@nexusni.org or call Karen on 028 9032 6803.


Santa Jumps – Sunday 9th December

Santa Jumps are a fun and special way to experience this exhilarating challenge while supporting our cause at the same time. This is the first event of its kind for Nexus and we want you to be part of our brave team of jumpers!

You will exit the aircraft at 10,000feet, attached to the instructor and experience an unforgettable rush of adrenaline as you free-fall to 6,000 feet where your instructor opens the canopy, guides you through the clouds and steers you both to the ground.

There is a £45 registration fee and then participants must commit to raise a minimum sponsorship of £500 prior to the event. This covers the cost of your jump, insurance, your Santa suit and provides a donation to our charity which will pay for 2 specialist counselling sessions for someone who needs our support.

Please note: there is a maximum weight limit for men of 15 stone (95Kg) and for women of 13 stone (83Kg). You must be aged 16 – 80 years to participate.

Ready to go?  Book your place now by clicking here.

If this event doesn’t suit, you can book an individual jump on a date that suits you best! Skydives take place throughout the year at The Moonjumper Sky Centre, Garvagh, which is an affiliated British Parachute Association centre with all instructors BPA registered.


Local & international sporting events / challenges

Whether you take part for fun and well-being, to experience a new challenge or perhaps as an excuse to travel, there are lots of local and international sporting events that you can get involved in to support the work of Nexus.   The following are just some ideas so please get in touch if you are taking part in another event and would like fundraising support.  We can also secure places on other overseas marathons and charity challenges so please get in touch to discuss your ideas further. 

Belfast Half Marathon – Sunday 23rd September

Northern Ireland’s largest half marathon event, with 4000 runners expected this year!  You will pass our Belfast office at mile 12 so expect plenty of cheers and support to see you to the finish line! For more information or to register please click here. 

Dublin Marathon – Sunday 28th October

This event has now sold out! Are you one of the 20,000 people taking part?  If so, we’d love you to use your feet to make noise for Nexus and raise whatever you can in sponsorship to support our work.  Get in touch for your fundraising pack and charity t-shirt.

 

If you would like to discuss anything further, get more information on any of the events above or request your Nexus fundraising pack, please contact: fundraising@nexusni.org or call 07738983590