Life Northern Ireland is marking four decades of providing support to pregnant women and education to thousands of young people, with a call for more people to join the charity.
Over the last forty years Life NI has counselled thousands of women, provided practical support and housing to pregnant women and new mothers, as well as providing talks and educational workshops to schools across Northern Ireland.
Volunteer and retired Director of Life NI Vivien Hunter who was there at the very start of the organisation said “There were always people in Northern Ireland who were very supportive of what we did and I think that that is still the case – that the majority of people in Northern Ireland, we do believe still value life in the womb and still have care and compassion for those in difficult situations. And so that even now, when things have changed, we are hopeful that people will still support the prolife point of view, will still support organisations like ourselves, who are offering that care for women.”
Mrs Hunter called for support for Life NI saying “You can be a voice for women and children in Northern Ireland, for the baby in the womb, for women who need help and support. You can even donate goods to the Life charity shop. You can be helping to support us. So, yes, there are lots of ways to still be part of Life Northern Ireland. And I would just say to everybody – come and join us. Be part of what we’re doing.”