Newtownabbey M&S colleagues step out for Action Cancer

Ryan Lemon, M&S head of region for Northern Ireland, with Candice Winter, complementary therapist at Action Cancer. INNT-33-800CON
Ryan Lemon, M&S head of region for Northern Ireland, with Candice Winter, complementary therapist at Action Cancer. INNT-33-800CON

Employees from Marks and Spencer Abbeycentre are getting behind M&S Northern Ireland’s charity fundraising campaign, with the aim of raising £100,000 for Action Cancer’s counselling and therapeutic services.

M&S Abbeycentre employees, along with their family and friends, are taking part in many novel fundraising events including a 20-mile cycle challenge, as well as a six-mile sponsored walk.

Customers can also get involved in the many fundraising activities being organised in support of the campaign, including in-store sponsored cyclothons, exercise classes and bag packing.

Ryan Lemon, who is the head of region for M&S in Northern Ireland, is pleased with how the campaign is being supported.

“I’m delighted to be joining so many employees in getting involved in this summer’s charity challenge. Whether it’s planning fundraising in-store, or sponsoring participants, there is a chance for everyone to be involved,” he said.

Head of fundraising and communication at Action Cancer, Dougie King, has praised the M&S staff for the fundraising they have carried out.

“The increasing number of people receiving a cancer diagnosis in Northern Ireland means that Action Cancer continues to expand its counselling and therapeutic support services, so that families can have timely and appropriate support. We are therefore very appreciative and delighted that M&S staff are ensuring that these essential services are made available to existing and new clients in the months to come,” Mr King said.