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Shine a Light for Peace

Make a difference this Christmas!

Shine A Light

As Northern Ireland’s oldest peacebuilding organisation, Corrymeela has been shining a light for peace for nearly 60 years. 
Every year we support thousands of people from different communities to live well together, through residentials at our Ballycastle Centre and in groups throughout Northern Ireland and beyond. 

One person whose life has been lit up by Corrymeela is Nicole—read her story here and see how your donation makes a huge difference!

Nicole's Story



‘I had a difficult start in life but over the years Mona, the volunteers and staff at Corrymeela shone a light in my life that made such a huge difference. Corrymeela is the best thing that happened to me’ — Nicole 

Read Nicole’s Story…


This Christmas, you can light up a life by:

1. Shining a light for friends and family:

Shine A Light Virtual Tree
Make a direct online donation, light up a star on our virtual, online Christmas Tree and dedicate a message of goodwill and hope for family, friends, your community or yourself. The perfect Christmas gift! 

Click to light up a star on our virtual tree


2. Shining a light for Peace on your tree—at home, at work, at school:

Light up your own tree

Together is better… does your school/workplace/household want to band together to shine a light for peace? We will send you a tag for every donor to personalise—use them to decorate your own tree as a reminder that you have made a difference. Ask for a donation for each tag and light up a life! Get in touch for more info. 

Send me information about Shine a Light Christmas Tree Tags

3. Inviting others to shine a light for peace:

Organise your own fundraiser

Organise your own fundraising event—a bake sale, coffee break, raffle, sponsored event…you decide! Donate the proceeds and we will light a star on our virtual tree. Dedicate a message of goodwill and send a picture of your event for the tree and our social media channels. 

Send me more information about running my own fundraiser

What difference could your donation make?
> £3 Could provide hot chocolate and toast round the fire to warm relationships. 
> £10 Could provide a heartwarming meal for a person on a low income.
> £50 Could pay for a retreat for a local peacebuilder to renew their energy and vision.
> £185 Could pay for an action–packed programme for kids who don’t usually meet one another.


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Thank you for making a difference this Christmas and shining a light for peace!