Together the churches had raised about pounds 55,000 in three years to pay for Hope 2000
, a one-off Millennium spectacle.
I HOPE 2000
WILL open the door to an era of positive change for the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
He briefly addressed a crowd of 2,000 in the foyer of the Waterfront Hall, saying: "I hope 2000
goes on being a very happy one over here.
We are going to remain focused on running the business as well as we can and we hope 2000
will be just as good for us as last year.
NIGEL Bennett, 26, added: "I hope 2000
is going to be a good year because 1999 wasn't great but all I really want is happiness for my wife and daughter.