Fundraising success for Cullybackey Volunteers

20 June 2019

Throughout May, several inhabitants of Cullybackey came together to test their sense of daring and raise funds for charity.

In total, the group raised a whopping £2,845 which they split between two local charities: Action Cancer who received a donation of £1,600 and The Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, who received a donation of £1,245 in memory of Aleesha Steele from Cullybackey who sadly passed away on Thursday 2nd May.

Five members of Cullybackey’s fundraising group took on Action Cancer’s zip Line Challenge on Saturday 18th May raising £1,600 in the process. This money goes directly towards the provision of Action Cancer’s detection, prevention and support services which are freely available to men, women and children across Northern Ireland.

In real terms, £1,600 would cover 20 free breast screening appointments for women aged 40 – 49 and over 70 who fall outside the NHS screening range (50-70); it could provide 64 M.O.T. Health Checks for anyone aged 16 years or older; or the money could afford 40 counselling sessions to help a family member work through the grief of losing a loved one or a patient cope with a cancer diagnosis.

The services provided by Action Cancer offer immeasurable support at a time when it is most needed. To find out more about Action Cancer’s services, please visit www.actioncancer.org or call 028 9080 3344.

Picture (L-R): Pamela Coulter, Samantha Steele, Beverley Connor, Shane Stirling and Jason Peacock from Cullybackey raised £1,600 for Action Cancer by participating in the Zip Line Challenge on Saturday 18th May.