The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) is delighted to announce Cancer Focus Northern Ireland as its charity partner for 2018-2019.
CSSC will hold fundraising events throughout the year to raise money to support the local charity that aims to reduce the impact of cancer on people’s lives.
The first fundraising event will be a coffee morning held in CSSC’s offices in Stranmillis University College, Belfast, on Wednesday 23 May 2018 from 11.30am – 1.30pm, with further events to be announced.
CSSC Chief Executive Barry Mulholland said: “We are delighted to announce that Cancer Focus Northern Ireland will be our charity partner for the year.
“Not only will we raise money to support Cancer Focus NI’s services, we will also raise awareness of this local charity that does such excellent work in our community.
“We are looking forward to the coffee morning on Wednesday 23 May to kickstart our campaign.
“Cancer is an illness which affects us all in one way or another and staff have chosen Cancer Focus NI as our first charity partner due to the recent retirement of our colleague Pearse McCormick on the grounds of ill health.”
Kathryn Holland, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Cancer Focus NI, said
“We’re thrilled that CSSC have chosen us as their new charity partner. Much of our cancer prevention work is focused on schools, so this charity partnership is particularly appropriate. Our cancer prevention officers visit hundreds of schools all over Northern Ireland teaching children and young people about healthier lifestyles.
“We are looking forward to a very productive and fun year, and to working closely with the CSSC team. All the money raised will stay in Northern Ireland.”
Cancer Focus NI also provides a wide range of care services for Northern Ireland cancer patients and their families, funds local research, and does cancer prevention and stop smoking work in the community.