Clarke Facades based in Ballymena who specialise in providing complete façade solutions for large scale builds across the UK and Ireland have teamed up with Cancer Fund for Children, Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity.
Clarke Facades have chosen to support the local charity in 2018, with a target of raising £10,000 to help them provide services to children, young people, and their families affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.
Commenting on the new charity partnership, Eugene Clarke, Managing Director states “Cancer affects so many people, young and old. Every week in Northern Ireland, another three families hear the devastating news that their child has cancer. We chose to support Cancer Fund for Children because we believe in their mission of helping to rebuild young lives affected by cancer. By getting together and fundraising, we hope to help ease the impact of cancer for these young people and their families.”
Clarke Facades are already planning numerous fundraising events, including taking on the Relay in this year’s Belfast City Marathon for Cancer Fund for Children. This is the second time the team at Clarke Facades will have laced up their trainers for charity, having previously entered the race in 2017 for Tiny Life.
Mark Wiggins, Business Development and Marketing Manager at Clarke Facades added “We’re looking forward to getting stuck in and raising much needed funds for this very worthy local cause. As a team, we believe in the work Cancer Fund for Children are doing to support children, and families in hospitals, homes and communities across Northern Ireland. This will motivate and inspire us to get us over that finish line, and raise lots of money to support help those going through a difficult time.”
Money Fundraised from their 2018 charity partnership will enable Cancer Fund for Children to provide a range of practical, emotional and financial support, as well as free therapeutic short breaks to families affected by cancer, to help them cope with the impact it has on their lives.
Matthew Allen, Corporate Fundraiser, Cancer Fund for Children, added: “We are absolutely delighted that Clarke Facades have chosen to support us this year. As a local charity, we receive less than 0.5% of our income from government funding, so we really rely on support from businesses like this, to help us fund our vital services. I’m looking forward to work with the team in 2018, and wish them the best of luck with their fundraising.”