Three is the magic number as Agnews Group raises £300k in 3 years
Agnew Group, one of Northern Ireland’s top car retailers, has raised £300,000 for Cancer Fund for Children as it rounds off a three-year partnership.
The money raised exceeded the car sales firm’s target of £200,000 that it set back in 2017 when it made a pledge to help support our services which include everything from residential group support to therapeutic short breaks for young people and their families living with cancer.
The 1150-strong team at Agnew Group generated the money through a range of initiatives including payroll giving, cake sales, golf days and a Mourne Mountain Challenge. They also further assisted us by hosting a volunteers’ event at its Audi Belfast dealership where we celebrated the work carried out by our many supporters as well as showcasing our future plans.
Cancer Fund for Children CEO Phil Alexander said,
“On behalf of the young people and families at Cancer Fund for Children, we are extremely grateful to the Agnew Group for their incredible energy and enthusiasm over the past three years in helping raise vital funds and build awareness of childhood cancer.
The dedication of each member of staff from the Agnew Group has been incredible. The Agnew Group has also very generously matched all of their staff’s donations which has brought them to their phenomenal final total of £300,000.
Our services help to empower, connect and strengthen young people and their families so they feel better equipped to deal with the impact cancer has on their lives. Providing these services would not be possible without the support of companies such as the Agnew Group.”
Yuile Magee, Managing Director at Agnew Group added,
“Working to raise funds for Cancer Fund for Children has been a true labour of love for our entire team. The work that Cancer Fund for Children does helps ease what is the most challenging time in many families’ lives here and we are grateful for that service and are honoured to have played a small role in enabling that amazing work to go further.”
Mr Magee said the company looks forward to entering into a new charitable partnership with mental health charity MindWise this year
“As our partnership comes to an end with Cancer Fund for Children, the team at Agnew Group look forward to working with a new organisation that is also making a difference to those who need it most.”
Cancer Fund for Children connects, empowers and strengthens children and families affected by cancer. Find out more about the difference our support makes here.