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Accord NI welcomes Department for Communities funding to support marriage and family life during Covid-19

Accord Northern Ireland Catholic Marriage Care Service has received £40,293 from the Department for Communities, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund. This funding will ensure that the charity can continue to support marriages, relationships and families during the Covid-19 crisis.

Accord’s NI Regional Director, Deirdre O’Rawe said; “The nature of the pandemic is having a significant impact on everyday life but its effects are very particularly felt amongst the most vulnerable in society. Accord NI is delighted to receive this funding and to continue playing a vital role along with other charities and voluntary sector agencies, in combating the impact of Covid-19 on marriages, relationships and families”.

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  • Accord NI’s free and confidential ‘Relationships Support Phone Line’ for marriages, families and relationships offers support to those experiencing extra pressure due to social restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The support line is open from 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday and can be reached on 028 9568 0151 or 00353 1 531 3331.

For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Katie Crosby +353 (0) 86 862 3298

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