The sense of celebration was almost palpable as the largest gathering of guests to date attended the annual Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport, hosted by television presenter Tara Mills, in Hastings Stormont Hotel.
The emotionally charged evening climaxed with the announcement that Colm Davis OBE would receive the coveted Outstanding Contribution Award sponsored by East Belfast Enterprise.
Finalists have today been announced for the fourth annual Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport. This year’s awards have proved to be the most popular yet, as hundreds of parents got behind their child’s favourite teacher nominating them via our media partner Belfast Live.
East Belfast Mission, an Inner City Mission of The Methodist Church in Ireland, based on the Newtownards Road, has helped more than 10,000 vulnerable people from the inner East Belfast area to make positive changes in their lives over the last 6 years alone. The charity offers services which include Hosford Homelessness services, an Employability project which helps people back to work, an Irish Language project to connect a divided community and of course a thriving church community which offers community groups, counselling and pastoral care to those who need it.