Business and education have combined to good effect in Carrickfergus Borough to provide a triple boost for charity.
Pupils and teachers from Carrickfergus College were treated to a surprise when they attended Carrickfergus Omniplex for a special showing of Disney’s animated spectacular ‘Frozen’.
The pupils had all paid to watch the film and had also given a generous donation to the school’s three designated charities.
As a special concession, the maritime area-based cinema sold popcorn and drinks at a reduced rate for the afternoon.
A Carrickfergus College spokesperson said: “The school managed to raise a massive amount for charity and praise must go to Carrickfergus Omniplex for all their help in hosting the event and their generosity on the day.
“It is great to see local businesses and local schools working together to help others.”
The school’s three designated charities are:
Eye Feel Good, which is a charity foundation based in Northern Ireland. Its aim is to raise money through organised events donating to those living with cancer within the community.
Lighthouse, which is a suicide prevention charity in North Belfast, supports those who have been bereaved through suicide, or another type of sudden death, and is committed to providing support services to families who have lost loved ones and for individuals who are in crisis.
Carrickfergus Community Drug an Alcohol Advisory Group, which raises awareness of the harm caused by the misuse of solvents, drugs and alcohol and provides information, counselling and complimentary therapies.