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Exciting News Alert October 2023

Join Us for a Heart-Pounding Event Benefiting Hope House!

Get ready to break sweat for a fantastic cause! We are thrilled to announce an exhilarating exercise event that will not only boost your fitness but also support our local cancer charity, Hope House Ireland and support those in the community living with cancer

Where: Whitehead Community Centre, Kings Road Whitehead

When: 6pm Friday 27th October to 6pm Saturday 28th October 2023

What: 24 hour fitness event


This thrilling exercise extravaganza is brought to you by the Music and Mind Team, a dedicated group of individuals committed to making a difference in our community.

Fitness equipment going 24 hours

There will be a:

  • Static bike,
  • Rowing machine and
  • Treadmill

The goal is to have all 3 pieces of equipment filled for the 24 hours.


This means we need 72 willing volunteers to fill the 72 hourly slots. Feel free to book a double slot if you can manage 2 hours’ exercise. Each participant is asked to raise £10 for a slot, so that if all slots are filled, this raises at least £720, well on course to reach the target £1,000.

The slots between 10pm and 6am will be the most difficult to fill so if anyone particularly likes to train at that time, please put your name down.

Supporting a Worthy Cause

Music and Mind  hopes to raise £1,000 from this event and all proceeds will go directly to benefit our local cancer charity, Hope House Ireland. Your participation will make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by cancer in our community.

Exercise – Best Medication

Music and Mind believes that exercise is one of the best forms of medication available: it boosts feel-good hormones, keeps us fit and helps fight social isolation.


It is aimed to have local talent singing during the event and music playing to encourage everyone as they complete their hour.

At the last slot leading to 6pm on Saturday, it is hoped that all will come together to celebrate and meet everyone who took part.

Contact Details

If you or your group or business would like to be involved, then phone or text (07926 361201) or email (noel@eastantrimcounselling.com) to discuss. You can book a slot online at https://www.picktime.com/3050a22a-f017-42a2-b441-baf74c182656


Let’s come together as a community to sweat, smile, and make a positive impact in the fight against cancer. See you there!

A Sizzling Success: McMasters Butchers Raises Funds and Spirits with Charity Barbecue

Heartwarming Gesture of Community Support and Generosity

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, McMasters Butchers, Kings Road, Whitehead, orchestrated a sizzling barbecue event on Saturday 26th August 2023 that not only delighted taste buds but also warmed hearts by raising over £1,000 in sales and donations for Whitehead Storehouse. The barbecue was part of the Music and Mind Festival in Whitehead over the Bank Holiday weekend and brought together people from all walks of life for a delicious feast that left a lasting impact beyond the palate.

The aroma of grilled delicacies, and the sound of live music from Cecil Knox, conversation and laughter filled the air as McMasters Butchers powered up the mobile barbecue and created delicious burgers, hot dogs and salads for residents and visitors to Whitehead. The event, aimed at raising funds for Whitehead Storehouse, proved to be an incredible success, showcasing the power of local businesses to effect positive change.

Donated Fee

McMasters Butchers arranged for Cecil Knox to provide live music at the event and Cecil very kindly donated his fee for playing to Whitehead Storehouse. Thank you very much Cecil.

“We are immensely grateful for the overwhelming response from our community,” said William Turley at McMasters Butchers. “This event not only allowed us to serve up mouthwatering dishes but also provided a platform for our community to come together in support of Whitehead Storehouse.”

Whitehead Storehouse is deeply grateful to William Turley and his hard working band of helpers at McMasters Butchers, for their dedication, preparation and hard work and also to Cecil Knox for donating his appearance fee to Whitehead Storehouse. The funds raised through the charity barbecue will go a long way in supporting Whitehead Storehouse’s Mission to help those at economic disadvantage in Whitehead, Ballycarry and Islandmagee.

As the last embers of the barbecue fade away, the warmth of this event will linger on as a reminder that when businesses and communities collaborate, they can achieve remarkable feats that uplift and inspire. The sizzle of the grill may have ceased, but the echoes of this charitable endeavour will reverberate for a long time to come.