A Ballyclare-based insurance broker has helped a local children’s cancer charity start the new year in celebratory style.
CIP Insurance, who have branches in Ballyclare and Crumlin, nominated the Cancer Fund for Children to win a minibus in the LV= Broker Big Heart Minibus Giveaway.
The charity, which provides support for local children affected by cancer and their families, won the minibus out of a field of over 65 other nominations from across the UK.
The new bus was officially handed over to the charity by CIP Insurance and LV= Insurance at Daisy Lodge, Cancer Fund for Children’s therapeutic short break facility at the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, in Newcastle,
CIP Insurance has been supporting the charity for two years and has held a number of fundraising events to raise money for them.
The minibus will be used to bring children and young people affected by cancer to residentials at the charity’s Narnia Log Cabin in Newcastle and to a range of other locations for activities.
Paul Williamson, Managing Director of CIP Insurance Brokers is pleased that CIP were able to help the charity. He said: “We were delighted to be given the opportunity to nominate Cancer Fund for Children in the LV= Broker Big Heart Minibus Giveaway. This is a competition open to all UK Insurance Brokers and it is a huge achievement that a Northern Ireland charity received the most votes to win this brand new minibus. CIP Insurance is very proud of its partnership with Cancer Fund for Children and would like to thank all our colleagues and friends in the Insurance industry who gave their vote to this very worthwhile local children’s charity.”
Cancer Fund for Children’s Chief Executive Gillian Creevy is very grateful that the charity have won the bus.
She said: “We are overjoyed to have won this fantastic new minibus through the LV= Broker Big Heart Minibus Giveaway and we’re extremely grateful to CIP Insurance for nominating us. Unbelievably, it is 10 years since we opened the doors to our magical 24 berth residential log cabin facility, Narnia. In the past 10 years, Cancer Fund for Children has hosted over 237 residentials there. It’s a very special place - a world away from hospitals and treatment, anxiety and uncertainty. A world away from cancer.”
To find out more about Cancer Fund for Children’s services or how you can get involved with the charity, log on to www.cancerfundforchildren.com or telephone 028 9080 5599.