Craigavon Deputy Lord Mayor raises over £1,000

The Deputy Mayor of Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Colin McCusker laced up his walking boots to take part in one of the most scenic marathons in the world, the Causeway Coast challenge walk and raised over £1,000 for children and young people with cancer.

Craigavon Deputy Lord Mayor raises over £1,000

Along with his wife, Anne-Louise, the Deputy Mayor trekked 26 miles in just under eight hours, following paths, tracks and the coastline of the Causeway Coast Way in glorious September sunshine.

The Deputy Mayor of Craigavon Borough Council, Cllr Colin McCusker said: "My wife and I had a great time doing the Causeway Coast challenge, it was a very tough challenge but knowing that we had raised so much for CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home appeal made all the aches and pains very worthwhile.

"I would like to thank everyone who supported us, by donating to the total or offering words of advice and encouragement."

The Northern Ireland Appeal

When a child or young person in Northern Ireland is diagnosed with cancer, families can travel an average of up to 500 miles a week to access the treatment they need.

They already face a huge emotional and financial strain with a cancer diagnosis without the added stress of travel.

CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland aims to ease that burden by building free, self-catering accommodation close to the two main Belfast hospitals, for families when their child is receiving treatment for cancer.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Fiona McCann said: "On behalf of everyone at CLIC Sargent, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Deputy Mayor and his wife, Anne-Louise, for taking on such a daunting challenge.

Their support for the Homes from Home Appeal will help make a real difference to families from across Northern Ireland who are affected by childhood cancer."

Find out more

To find out how you can raise funds for CLIC Sargent's Homes from Home Appeal,  please contact Fiona McCann on 028 90 725780 or email: