Castle Tower School benefits from ‘Timeless’ generosity

Pupils from Castle Tower School in Ballymena received an early Christmas present in the form of a donation of £200 from local Christian publishing house, Timeless Publications.

Tuesday, 15th December 2020, 10:17 am

Pupils from Castle Tower School in Ballymena received an early Christmas present in the form of a donation of £200 from local Christian publishing house, Timeless Publications.

The money was generated from the proceeds of a Coffee Morning and Book Launch earlier this year when authors, Alistair Bates, Shirley Ballentine and Joe Boyd launched their latest manuscripts.

At least 30% of the proceeds from the sale of every book published by Timeless is given to charity and Joe, who has cerebral palsy, requested that money from the sale of ‘Trading Mindsets: God, Faith and Disability’ be awarded to Castle Tower.

Joe Boyd, author with Timeless Publications, presents a cheque for £200 to Castle Tower pupils, Oscar and Tommy as their Class Teacher, Megan Timms looks on. The money came from sales of Joe’s recent book: ‘Trading Mindsets: God, Faith and Disability.’

Joe said: “I came through Beechgrove and then Fleming Fulton special schools, as they were called back in the 1980s, so I understand how important schools like these are for the pupils and parents who benefit from them. I was especially delighted to be able to acknowledge Castle Tower as my nephew, Oscar is currently a pupil there. It has been wonderful to see how Oscar has grown and developed, thanks in no small measure to the staff of his wonderful school.”

Alistair Bates said: “Together, through Timeless Publications, whenever we can help Christian missions or provide some financial assistance to the community we will assist in whatever we way we can. Therefore it’s a delight to give a small but heartfelt donation to Castle Tower school for the excellent work they do with their students.”