A local cycling Club has raised £3K for Friends of the Cancer Centre.
Dromore Cycling Club raised the funds through its annual cycling sportive called the Twelve Kings Challenge which took place in June. The money will be used by the charity to finance life-saving and life-changing projects that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer.
David Adair, Chairman of Dromore Cycling Club, said: “We are delighted to be able to contribute such a sum to this important charity. It is particularly poignant as a number of our members have been supported by Friends of the Cancer Centre this year. I would like to thank the cyclists who turned out in abundance, the local businesses who assisted us and all the volunteers who gave up their time to make sure the event ran so smoothly.”
Friends of the Cancer Centre’s fundraising manager, Claire Hogarth said: “I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone at Dromore cycling club for their fantastic support and for raising such an incredible amount of money. For over 30 years, the charity 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 life-changing and life-saving work which includes funding additional nurses, supporting local research and providing practical support such as financial grants. The charity relies on the generosity of the local community and all money raised from the sportive will directly benefitting patients and their families.
Dromore Cycling Club would like to thank all the local businesses that provided support for the event including Quails Butchers and Dromore Meats, Vivo Essentials, Meeting Street, Tesco Lisburn, MDS Europe Limited, Graham’s ice cream, Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council’s getactiveabc team, Harlequin Tanks and Dromore Rugby Club.