Granite Exchange Donate 32 County GAA Shirts
Newry based company, Granite Exchange have generously donated 32 county GAA jerseys from the ‘An Evening of 2 Halves’ event hosted by Newry based marketing consultant Tony McKeown earlier this year, to help us support children and young people impacted by cancer.
The sports chat corporate event held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Thursday 13th February, saw Former International Rugby and Ex-GAA County stars come together for the night to discuss the sports and their careers. We were supported on the night, alongside Co-Operation Ireland, through proceeds raised from the charity raffle and silent auction.
Granite Exchange, founded by Jonathan McKeown, has now taken their support one step further by making this incredibly generous donation which will help support our vital services.
Our CEO, Phil Alexander, accepted the gift from Colleen O’Hare, Manager of Granite Exchange, on Wednesday 21st October at the Granite Exchange office on Kildare Street in Newry. Phil said,
“At Cancer Fund for Children, we support young people aged 0-24 who have been diagnosed with cancer and young people of the same age who have a parent diagnosed with cancer, and their families. It has been incredibly tough this year, as it has for all charities and organisations, to continue our work, but we remain open and here to accept new referrals and support all young people who have been impacted by cancer when they need us now more than ever.
We have been able to do this through the continued support of local businesses and individuals, so I cannot thank Colleen and the team at Granite Exchange enough for their continued support. The majority of our income is dependent on public donations, fundraising and events, and the capacity to do so more or less disappeared overnight. We have seen our fundraising income reduced by 45% as a direct result of the pandemic.
With our team of innovative fundraisers, we will ensure this incredibly generous gift of the 32 county GAA jerseys will be put to good use in raising funds so we can continue to be here for families throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Cancer will not stop, so neither will we.”
“We are delighted as a business to have built such a wonderful relationship with all the team at Cancer Fund for Children. They are an amazing charity who provide an invaluable service throughout Northern Ireland. It’s unfortunate due to the crisis that their well-needed fundraising will be impacted. The jerseys are a small gesture of our support and gratitude. Hopefully our contribution can help make a difference.”
To find out more about the support we provide to children, young people and their families here, or to find out more about Granite Exchange and their flexible office space and meeting rooms, and their brand-new Granite Podcast Studio here.
If your business would like to make a difference by supporting Cancer Fund for Children our Corporate Fundraiser, Alex Murdock, would love to hear from you | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | T: 02890 805599.