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The U–Turn Project

The U–Turn Project was a charity set up to transform the lives of young people living in the area of Inner East Belfast.To date the project has raised funds to create a memorial park, which is a multi–sport venue and includes a football pitch, running track, basketball area and playground. This is a memorial park to honour the life of a young man, Robert Bunting, who sadly passed away from cancer just over two years ago.Robert had a great passion for sport which inspired his parents, Ellen and Colin (members of our congregation) to give something back to the community which supported them in their time of need and continue to do so. The park is due to open on the 20th of May 2017. To compliment this park the U–Turn Project now wishes to raise funds to purchase a mini–bus for the benefit of the local community groups in and around Belfast.

Some of you may remember that last year a team of seven cyclists completed the London Revolution 2016, the largest multi–day sportive in the UK to raise funds for the U–Turn Project. This was a 185 mile, 2 day cycle around London on the 14th and 15th of May 2016. This year they are competing again in the London Revolution 2017 on the 13th and 14th of May again to raise funds for the U–Turn Project. The team consists of Glen Sutherland, Andrew Heffernan, William Murdoch, Shane Savage, David McIlveen and Paul Thompson who are all former colleagues of Roberts, Darren Bunting and Richard Gillingham who are relatives of Roberts and David Jardine and David Parkinson from Willowfield Church.

If you feel that you would like to help bring this much needed amenity for those less fortunate in our home town we would be very grateful. Every donation is important to the U–Turn Project, no matter how big or small it is. 

The link to our donation page is below however if you would like to make a donation by cheque, could you please make these payable to Willowfield Parish Church (referencing the U–TURN Project on the reverse of the cheque).

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