Anne Mageean, Health and Safety Officer at Helm Housing and Gemma McCallan, CLIC Sargent launched the charity partnership with a training session at the Queens PEC climbing wall.
Anne is urging people from across the country to join her for the thrill and adventure of taking on Northern Ireland’s highest mountain on Saturday 29 September; “Staff at Helm Housing are delighted to be supporting CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home appeal this year. Supporting local charities is very important to us at Helm, and what better cause to support than children and young people with cancer.
“Through our partnership with CLIC Sargent we have learned about the huge distances that families in Northern Ireland have to travel to get the cancer care their child needs. We know that the Homes from Home Appeal will make a massive difference to those families, so we are delighted to get on board with our first fundraising challenge.”
Eimear McCooey, Corporate Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent said; “We are delighted that staff at Helm Housing have chosen CLIC Sargent as the beneficiary of all their super fundraising efforts. Their support of our Homes from Home appeal will make a real and lasting difference to families across Northern Ireland. All the money raised by Helm Housing will go towards building two Homes from Home close to the main Belfast hospitals. This will help ease the financial and emotional burden families in Northern Ireland face at an already very difficult time as they can travel an average 500 miles a week to access the cancer treatment they need for their sick child.”