Golf superstar Rory McIlroy made his first visit to a new centre for children with learning disabilities after his donation of £500,000 to the charity Mencap, from the Rory Foundation, helped build the facility.
Officially opened in March 2016, the purpose-built Mencap Centre in south Belfast serves as a model for Mencap’s early intervention services across the UK and Ireland.
At the heart of the Mencap Centre is the Mencap Children’s Centre, a nursery for 2-4-year-olds with a learning disability, autism or developmental delay.
During his visit, Rory took part in a tour of the nursery and a meet-and-greet with Mencap families.
Following the tour, Margaret Kelly, director Mencap Northern Ireland, said: “I know all of the children and families in attendance loved meeting him.”
Rory is pictured here with brothers Eoin Burrows, seven, and four-year-old Aodhan.