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Staff At Tennent’s NI Raise £18,586 For Friends Of The Cancer Centre

No fundraising stone was left unturned

STAFF at drinks company Tennent’s NI have made a whopping donation of over £18,000 to charity this week.

Following a year long fundraising plan to raise money for the Friends of the Cancer Centre, employees from the drinks company took part in a wide range of activities throughout the year.

From a wax-athon, spin-athon, abseiling and 5K run to a Big Breakfast, Treasure Hunt and Golf Day no fundraising stone was left unturned when it came to sponsored activities.

Staff handed over a cheque for £18,586 to Friends of the Cancer Centre which provides vital support to Northern Ireland’s regional centre for cancer care at the City Hospital in Belfast, as well as providing help for cancer patients and their families right across Northern Ireland.

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Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI said: “This is a good cause which had huge resonance with all of us at Tennent’s NI for most of us have someone within our family or know someone within our circle of friends who has been affected by cancer.

“Because we knew that the money we raised would help the charity’s vital work we all threw ourselves into support and we certainly lived up to our campaign’s theme to Make Time For Friends.

“For all of us at Tennent’s NI it has been a privilege to be associated with this wonderful charity and to find out more about the amazing work that is being done in cancer treatment, support and research right here in Northern Ireland.”

Welcoming the mega donation, Claire Hogarth from Friends of the Cancer Centre said: “The team at Tennent’s NI have been wonderful, I would like to thank them for the amazing sum of money they have raised as it will be used to fund our life- saving and life-changing projects in clinical care, patient comfort and care, and research.

“Thousands of people attend the Cancer Centre every year and we’re here to make sure that they get the best care possible and are as comfortable as possible during their time here.

“Every penny raised by the team will make a huge difference to the work that we do and most importantly, it will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of patients across Northern Ireland.”

For further information on Friends of the Cancer Centre log onto www.friendsofthecancercentre.com or call 028 9069 9393.

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