September 2001

Home from Home appeal

2001 – The Home from Home appeal was reminiscent of the first appeal made by the founders in 1752. This time, private subscriptions and business donations were supplemented by 20th Century enterprises such as abseiling down the front of tall buildings. The appeal raised over £1 million and included a donation of almost £400,000 from […]

September 1892

Erection of ornamental wrought iron work

1892 – It was agreed to erect ornamental wrought iron work over the gateway bearing the words ‘Belfast Charitable Society 1771’ which can still be seen today.