Agnew Group get into gear for Cancer Fund for Children
Added: 24 March 2017
The Agnew Group is gearing up for some great fundraising, having adopted the Cancer Fund for Children as its charity partner.
Over 1000 staff at all its 16 dealerships in Northern Ireland will be participating in a number of challenges and events in the coming months to raise funds for the children’s charity. Key events include a climb up Slieve Donard, coffee mornings and a 5k Run, with an ambitious overall target of £100,000 to reach by year end, half to be raised by employees and half match-funded by the Agnew Group.
Yuile Magee, Managing Director, The Agnew Group said, “We didn’t have to look far when choosing a charity that resonates with employees and fits with our own supporting local ethos. All the staff at The Agnew Group are very excited about raising money for the Cancer Fund for Children. As a local firm which has supported Northern Ireland business for over 80 years, it fits perfectly with our ethos to fundraise for a local charity whose work is focused on supporting local people. I am looking forward to a successful partnership where we can make a direct and tangible contribution to the lives of hundreds of families in Northern Ireland.
“And not only have our employees got behind the fundraising, but two of our manufacturers, Volvo UK and Mercedes-Benz UK are also getting on board by making a donation to the charity with every Volvo or Mercedes-Benz test drive taken within the Agnew Group. We are delighted that two such major manufacturers have decided to support us on this local level.
Gillian Creevy, Chief Executive, Cancer Fund for Children said, “Cancer Fund for Children is truly delighted to be partnering The Agnew Group during 2017. An organisation with a great reputation and wealth of experience - and whose staff team have totally committed themselves to our culture and values around providing top quality support to children living with cancer – and their families. Cancer Fund for Children’s Specialist Teams step in from the point of a cancer diagnosis to provide essential emotional, financial and therapeutic support to families at simply the most devastating time in their lives. Having just welcomed our 1000th family to experience a therapeutic short break at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle - news of such significant and on-going support from The Agnew Group will absolutely ensure that our ability to provide top quality nurture and care will continue.”