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Edinburgh Conference on human health

In June we travelled to Edinburgh to represent the North at Amphora’s ‘Our Air Quality, Our Food, Our Health: Amphora and Human Health’ two-day conference.

Amphora is a 3-year research project about human health, nutrition and air pollution from agriculture.

It’s run by a team of researchers and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Hive Cancer Support is proud to be part of this important piece of research which has important implications.

The conference was a fantastic opportunity to meet with experts in this field.

Maureen Collins, our Project Manager and Jacquie Loughrey, our Education and Prevention Officer also had the chance to share their knowledge and our groundbreaking approach to Cancer prevention with delegates from across Britain.

Being part of projects like this is also an important part of the lobbying and campaign work that is central to Hive Cancer Support.

Community Foundation for NI conference in Ballymena

We were in Ballymena recently for the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland Healthy Connections and Conversations event, which was all about the power of the community.

Maureen Collins, our Project Manager, who has been involved in grassroots community work for the past 27 years, was honoured to be chosen to speak on the day.

She was part of a panel on Flexible Funding to Support Community Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.
Jacquie Loughrey our Education and Prevention Officer and Sean Harkin our Family Support Officer also went along.

The team was delighted to reconnect with Health Minister Robin Swann who came to visit us on a recent visit to the city and is really interested in community health initiatives.

We also had a great chat with event host Marie Louise Connolly, & BBC NI Health Correspondent.