Little Wing serves up support to kids’ groups

Fiona Campbell, left, and Emily Nokes, members of Community Circus Lisburn, with Philip Pettitt, general manager of Little Wing Lisburn
Fiona Campbell, left, and Emily Nokes, members of Community Circus Lisburn, with Philip Pettitt, general manager of Little Wing Lisburn

Local pizza chain Little Wing is serving up much-needed support to local children’s clubs as it launches its Little Stars bursary scheme for the fifth year.

Since the scheme launched in 2014, 26 children’s clubs from across Northern Ireland have benefited from much-needed cash boosts to support their activities. This year, a further eight local kids’ clubs will benefit from a £500 share of a £4,000 bursary pot.

The Little Stars initiative is just one of the many ways in which Little Wing supports community groups across Northern Ireland.

Over the last nine years, the homegrown pizzeria has donated over £100,000 to local community groups, schools and charities through various forms of sponsorships, bursaries, voucher donations and fundraisers.

The Little Wing Little Starts bursary programme is open to all kids’ clubs working with children under the age of thirteen, which are located nearby to Little Wing’s eight restaurants across Northern Ireland. Branches include; Holywood, Bangor, Newtownards, Enniskillen, Lisburn, Lisburn Road Belfast, Ann Street Belfast and Ballyhackamore in East Belfast.

“This is the fifth year of our Little Stars bursary scheme, which is an integral part of our ongoing community outreach programme,” said Little Wing MD.

“We are proud of the role that Little Wing has played in supporting local children’s groups and how these bursaries have made such a big difference to groups right across Northern Ireland.”