Members of the Coagh & District Credit Union sold over 250 pin badges, held a bucket collection and organised other fundraising activities at the annual Coagh Craft Fair held at the Hanover House Hotel to raise this amazing amount for the Homes from Home Appeal.
About the appeal
Currently families in Northern Ireland dealing with childhood cancer can face an average round trip of 95 miles, several times per week in order to receive cancer treatment and spend an additional £360 per month. Costs will include travel, fuel, meals and accommodation.
The Northern Ireland Homes from Home appeal is a £3.7m capital project that will fund two new Homes from Home at locations in Belfast both within walking distance of the medical centres where young people with cancer are treated.
The families of children and young people with cancer can stay at a Home from Home for free during treatment, helpin to ease the financial and emotional impact of childhood cancer.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Nadine Campbell was presented a cheque on behalf of the charity by Jackie Purvis, Arnold Ferguson, Sharon Workman, Paul Love from Hanover House, Betty Biggar, Tommy Watson and Evelyn Ferguson.
Nadine said: "It was great to be nominated as the charity to benefit from this event and all money raised will go to the Northern Ireland Homes from Home Appeal. A special thank you to Paul at Hanover House for hosting the event!"
Find out more
If you would like to get involved and help support CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Appeal, please contact the Northern Ireland Appeal team on 02890 725 780.