Team Inspire is urging Ballymena locals to get behind a new fundraising drive to refurbish the town’s community mental health and wellbeing service.

The Woodvale centre has been supporting people with mental health needs for more than 50 years and is now in line for a much needed revamp.

We have already secured financing from the Community Ownership Fund but must we also match this grant with further fundraising efforts. That’s why we’re appealing for people and businesses in Ballymena to get behind the appeal and ‘Mo Your Own Way’ during the month of November.

The money raised will help transform Woodvale into a fully refurbished, multi-purpose community wellbeing hub, accessible to everyone and sustainable for the future.

Inspired by Movember

The campaign is inspired by none other than famously moustachioed broadcaster and football manager Liam Beckett, who is lending his support to the campaign. He is calling on others to play a small part and lend a hand.

Some of our suggested activities include:

  • Racking up some Mo miles with a static bike ride, a sponsored walk or a swimming challenge
  • Growing a Mo – for the more daring, grow your own moustache
  • Buying a brick at Woodvale for a minimum donation of £100

For more ideas and inspiration on fundraising, visit

Liam Beckett said:

The Woodvale centre is a vital part of the fabric of Ballymena and I’m thrilled to be able to lend my support to the campaign. It’s flattering that people might think of growing their own moustache but it’s a lot of work so I’d personally suggest a golf day as a much more enjoyable alternative. In all seriousness though, I have seen the difference this centre makes to people’s lives and every single donation will help us make this building fit and serve our community.

Inspire Chief Executive Kerry Anthony said:

We are confident that with the goodwill of the people of Ballymena we can raise the funds needed to transform Woodvale and give it a new lease of life. Liam has a super moustache that has been carefully styled over the years and we want to see some local people try their hand at growing their own Mo during Movember.

For those who cannot grow a Mo, it’s fair to say that we are not short of ideas. You can buy a brick with your name on it, arrange your own golf day, or even get the hiking boots on and put a few hard yards into raising some money. Every little bit will go a long way towards helping us hit our target.

If you would like to donate directly to the campaign, visit >>