Ballymoney folk raise 45,000

Thursday, 16 March 2017

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THE renowned generosity of the residents of Ballymoney was reaffirmed last Tuesday March 7 when a cheque for 45,000 was presented by local fundraisers of Cancer Research UK.
The magnificent sum was raised through donations and fundraising activities of people over the past year and the substantial cheque was handed over on their behalf by the Ballymoney Committee of the charity at its annual supporters meeting hosted in the Ullans Centre.
As well as the presentation those present were given talks by representatives of Cancer Research UK who outlined where the money would be spent as well as the advancements being made in terms of detection and treatment.
Ryan McClintock, Regional Fundraising Manager stated that it was a pleasure to be in attendance, saying "I have attended many of these meetings and I have never seen so many people from the local community attend I think this is indicative of the strong community spirit imbued in the people of Ballymoney.
“Sharon Arbuckle, Area Fundraising Manager stated: "After another fantastic year of fundraising, I am humbled to receive this cheque for 45,000 which includes 12050 raised by the coffee morning organised by the Barkley Family in memory of Lynda Barlkey.
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