Warmflow helps Friends of the Cancer Centre support local families

Local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre held its 11thannual Slieve Donard Challenge on 7thSeptember 2019. On the day over 300 people took part, climbing Northern Ireland’s highest mountain and raising sponsorship to support the charity’s vital work, enhancing care and support for local people with cancer and their families.

This year, local home heating company Warmflow extended their support to the event, meaning that even more of the money raised will be used to support the charity’s work.

Brian Beattie, marketing manager at Warmflow Engineering Company Ltd., is delighted that so many people took part in the challenge this year. Brian said:

“Warmflow has been supporting Friends of the Cancer Centre for a number of years and we are delighted to be involved with the Slieve Donard Challenge. It is a fantastic event which enables friends, family, colleagues and supporters get together to take on the challenge of climbing Slieve Donard whilst making a difference to local families affected by cancer. All the money raised from the Slieve Donard Challenge will make a huge difference to Friends of the Cancer Centre.”

For over 30 years, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been dedicated to making a real and meaningful difference to cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland. The charity works to enhance the quality of patient care and support through its life-changing and life-saving work which includes funding additional nurses, supporting local research and providing practical support, such as financial grants, which can help patients through a difficult time. Friends of the Cancer Centre relies entirely on the generosity of the local community and all money donated stays in Northern Ireland, directly benefitting patients and their families.

Ana Wilkinson, corporate fundraising manager at Friends of the Cancer Centre said:

“This is our 11thSlieve Donard Challenge and we were delighted to have Warmflow on board as our event sponsor this year. Supporters came from across Ireland and the UK to take part in celebration of loved ones, friends and family affected by cancer or to say thank you to the charity for the support they have received personally. Everyone taking part was raising money and although sponsorship money is still be collected in, we hope to raise over £40,000 this year, which could fund relaxation and complementary therapy sessions for 1,600 cancer patients, helping them through their diagnosis and treatment.”

If you would like to find out more, you can visit www.friendsofthecancercentre.com or call 028 9069 9393.