ENGINEERING firm FG Wilson has confirmed that workers at its three Northern Ireland sites, supported by the company, raised £43,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support through a series of fundraising activities during 2011.
A ‘bring a pound to work day’, cake sales, football tournaments, golf competitions and a weight loss challenge were amongst the initiatives undertaken by employees to raise the funds for their 2011 Charity of the Year. They also had a kayaking event, raffles, sponsored runs and sponsored cycles.
Staff at the company’s plants and offices in Monkstown, Larne and Springvale were involved in the efforts to support the charity and will now turn their attention to raising money for PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide & Self-Harm) which is the company’s Charity of the Year for 2012.
Lisa McGrogan from Macmillan, who collected the £43,000 cheque from FG Wilson, praised the company and its staff for their efforts.
“The money raised by FG Wilson will go towards supporting everyone living with cancer in Northern Ireland and their families. It will go towards the work of the Macmillan Nurses and also to provide financial grants to those living in hardship due to their cancer diagnosis,” she explained.
“We are delighted to say that the total from FG Wilson this year has exceeded all our expectations and has led to the most successful partnership that FG Wilson has supported over the years. It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a motivated and generous group of people.”