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‘Take time to consider others this Christmas’

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

‘Take time to consider others this Christmas’ thumbnailMid-Ulster Council Chairman Councillor Trevor Wilson is calling on the local community to think of others less fortunate this Christmas.

THE Chairman of Mid-Ulster District Council has called on the community to think of others at this festive time.

In his Christmas message, Cllr Trevor Wilson told the Tyrone Courier: "In the last number of weeks, I have travelled the length and breadth of the Mid-Ulster District and had the very great pleasure of joining in Christmas celebrations in more than a dozen towns and villages.

“I have every sympathy for Santa. who has an entire globe to get round!

“Being able to meet so many people at each event, all with such positive atmospheres, has been a rewarding experience and I have been heartened by the sense of community spirit."

Continued the Council Chairman: "I have been heartened too, by the tremendous response from local people to the many Christmas charity appeals which take place at this time of year, not least the foodbanks which, sadly, are still needed to ensure that those who are struggling economically can feed themselves and their families.

“Others struggle in different ways - with grief, loss, loneliness, ill-health.

“So, amidst the hustle and bustle of our preparations, presents and parties, let's all remember to continue to think about others who may be less fortunate.

“The kindness we show to those who find the festive season difficult, is what reflects the true meaning of Christmas: 'For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son'.

“I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year," concluded the Council Chairman.

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