Specialist Team donate £18,000 to local charities

Jacqueline Wilson of the Children's Cancer Charity - Royal Victoria Hospital is presented with a cheque for £3,000 by the children who attended our Family Day in December.

Jacqueline Wilson of the Children’s Cancer Charity – Royal Victoria Hospital is presented with a cheque for £3,000 by the children who attended our Family Day in December.

The total sum raised by Staff via sponsorship for the PINK DAY was £15,000 and Specialist Joinery Group added to the sum making a grand total of £18,000.

On occasions like this, it is incredibly difficult to decide which charities to support, especially when many of our people and their families have been directly affected by Cancer and have been supported by brilliant volunteers and organisations.  We decided to commit our money to local cancer charities and support initiatives who could guarantee that the money would go directly to help those effected by cancer.

Our annual family day event seemed like the ideal occasion to present these donations to the chosen benefactors. The charities and their representatives who attended are listed below;

  1. Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, Mr Colin Bellhttp://kevinbellrepatriationtrust.com/
  2. Foyle Hospice, Mr Kevin McMonagle –  http://foylehospice.com/
  3. Charis Cancer, Dr Glancy  http://www.chariscancercare.org/ 
  4. Royal Victoria Hospital, Children’s Cancer Unit, Children’s Cancer Charity,  Jacqueline Wilsonhttp://childrenscancerunit.com/
  5. Altnagelvin Breast Screening Unit, Marietta Conor – http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/services/Breastscreening.htm
  6. MacMillan Men’s Cancer Initiatives & Support Groups, Iris McKeown – https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
Colin Bell of KBRT, receives a donation From Specialist Joinery Group

Colin Bell of KBRT, receives a donation From Specialist Joinery Group- presented by Dermot O’Hagan & the Convery Family

Karen Trainor & Colin Lindsay of Specialist Joinery Group present Noel McMonagle of Foyle Hospice with a cheque for £3,000.

Karen Trainor & Colin Lindsay of Specialist Joinery Group present Noel McMonagle of Foyle Hospice with a cheque for £3,000.

Sean and Teresa O’Hagan present Dr Glancy of Charis Cancer Care with a donation of £3,000 on behalf of the staff of Specialist Joinery Group.

Francis Higgns of Specialist Joinery Group presents Marietta Conor of Altnagelvin Breast Screening Unit with a cheque for £3,000

Francis Higgns of Specialist Joinery Group presents Marietta Conor of Altnagelvin Breast Screening Unit with a cheque for £3,000

Ronan & Jack McCrystal present Macmillan representative Iris McKeown with a donation of £3,000 on behalf of the staff of Specialist Joinery Group.

Ronan & Jack McCrystal present Macmillan representative Iris McKeown with a donation of £3,000 on behalf of the staff of Specialist Joinery Group.

 

PINK DAY – How the money was raised!

Staff decked out in all types of pink regalia and the Fancy Dress competition became rather competitive. There were some show stopping outfits, all in the spirit of the occasion!

A sausage roll eating competition, provided belly busting lunchtime entertainment for over 100 staff who assembled for the competition on our shop floor.

The event closed with a Lorry Pull through Maghera Main Street. We received fantastic support throughout the gruesome journey from family and friends who were dotted along the route. Locals were also drawn out from their homes attracted by a fine spectacle of pink!

The Specialist Team wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge each and every person who contributed to our fundraising and thank them sincerely for helping us make this event an outstanding success.

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