Marcon staff raise £1,000 for local cancer charity

Marcon staff raise £1,000 for local cancer charity
Feb 2019

Members of staff at Marcon raised £1,000 for Cancer Fund for Children. The company’s employees raffled off gifts and hampers that they received over the Christmas period.

Cancer Fund for Children provide practical and emotional support to children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent diagnosed with cancer. They offer support in their home, community, on the hospital ward and at their residential centre so that no family has to face cancer alone.

The money raised will go towards the running of their therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down, and their therapeutic services which include individual support, residential group support and bereavement support which is delivered by the charity’s team of Cancer Support Specialists.

The sad reality is that every week in Northern Ireland another three children and young people aged 0-24 years old will be diagnosed with cancer which is why Marcon employees decided to fundraise for the charity.

Eileen Johnston, Marcon comments “We were really pleased to have raised this amount for Cancer Fund for Children which is credit to all of the employees at Marcon. All the staff and volunteers at the charity do such an amazing job it is nice to play a small role in supporting their great work.”

Leo Donaghy, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Fund for Children says “We are delighted that Marcon chose Cancer Fund for Children to support through raffling Christmas gifts they received and for the resulting £1,000 donation. As a local company, they have helped us to empower, connect and strengthen local families helping them cope with the impact of a cancer diagnosis and the journey beyond that.”

Caption: (l-r) Eileen Johnston, Marcon presenting the cheque to Leo Donaghy, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Fund for Children.