GMcG staff are digging deep and taking to the water in an effort to raise funds for NI Cancer Fund for Children. The Dragon Boat race in Antrim Loughshore Park on June 11th is just one of a number of fun events being organised by the leading local children’s cancer charity, nominated by GMcG staff as their official partner for 2016-2017.
Throughout the year, teams from across GMcG's three offices will be taking part in personal challenge events such as the Slieve Donard Climb and the Bog Run to support children and young people coming to terms with the daily challenges of a cancer diagnosis. The firm is looking forward to holding its own fundraising activities too, such as bake sales, raffles and bucket collections at a range of events.
Cancer Fund for Children’s Corporate Fundraiser, Sorcha Mac Laimhin explained,
“Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis has on the whole family and that beyond the essential medical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt. The charity receives less than 0.5% of our funding from local Government and relies on the support of businesses like GMcG Group to continue providing vital support to ensure families don’t have to face cancer alone.
We are so grateful to GMcG Group for partnering with us this year and I really look forward to getting to know their teams and helping them reach their ambitious fundraising target whilst having plenty of fun along the way.”
Susan Dunlop, GMcG Partner said,
“We are delighted to be supporting a brilliant local charity that does phenomenal work to support families affected by cancer. We are very much looking forward to getting stuck in and raising some money for Cancer Fund for Children.”
Every week in Northern Ireland three more children, teenagers and young adults (aged 0-24 years old) are diagnosed with cancer. With over 40 years’ of experience, Cancer Fund for Children are experts in providing specialist services, advice and support, They charity works with over 800 children delivering practical, financial and emotional support in the family home, on the hospital ward and in the community.
For more information about Cancer Fund for Children please contact the charity (028) 9080 5599 or visit www.cancerfundforchildren.com.