Harland and Wolff's oil rig work produces charity windfall

The oil rig which dominated the Belfast skyline for the last six months has left a £50,000 cash donation to be shared between two Northern Ireland charities.

Harland and Wolff's oil rig work produces charity windfall

Leaving a lasting legacy

Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd joined Dolphin Drilling Ltd, the owners of the departed Blackford Dolphin oil rig, to convert the value of scrap metal from the project to make £25,000 available each to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute and CLIC Sargent.

David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff's Head of Sales and Marketing said: "The Blackford Dolphin rig has been visible from across Belfast since her arrival.

"Now the project is complete and she has departed, it’s fitting that she leaves this lasting legacy."

This incredible amount will help support CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Home from Home Appeal.

CLIC Sargent's first Home from Home in Northern Ireland opened earlier this year close to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

This donation will go towards building the second home for families of teenagers and young adults, close to the Belfast City Hospital.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Eimear McCooey said: "We are delighted with the incredible donation from Harland and Wolff and Dolphin Drilling Ltd. 

"It will make a massive difference to our Homes from Home Appeal. It is lovely to know that the scrap material will help to create a lasting legacy for young people with cancer in Northern Ireland."

Find out more

To find out how you and your company can help support CLIC Sargent's Northern Ireland Appeal, please contact the CLIC Sargent fundraising team on 02890 725 780 or email: careni@clicsargent.org.uk.