220 charities benefit from Belfast Cathedral’s Black Santa appeal

Two hundred and twenty local charities, including those working with the homeless and with people with mental health issues, received grants from Belfast Cathedral’s Black Santa Appeal at a special service on Sunday February 3.

The Sit–out by Dean Stephen Forde and Canons of the Cathedral in the week before Christmas 2018 raised £168,000. Special guest Lynda Bryans, journalism lecturer and former broadcaster, handed over the cheques at Sunday’s Good Samaritans Service.

The Sit–out was founded in 1976 by Dean Sammy Crooks, dubbed Black Santa by the local media because of his black Anglican cloak, and the tradition is continued…

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