Cloonavin reception marks 60 years of Garvagh District Cancer Research Committee
Mon, October 31, 2022
Members of Garvagh District Cancer Research Committee have enjoyed a reception in Cloonavin to mark their 60th anniversary, a landmark reached in 2021.
The group is dedicated to raising funds for the cancer charity and during the event they presented a cheque for £16,000 – the proceeds of their most recent fundraising activities.
Offering his congratulations, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Ivor Wallace, said: “The group reached its 60th anniversary last year and I was very pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate the milestone with them.
“I want to commend the volunteers who helped to raise the significant sum presented on the night, as this money will allow Cancer Research to continue its lifesaving work and support services which are vital for those living with the disease.
“The group has worked tirelessly to support the charity for over 60 years, and through their dedication, and the ongoing support of the public, they should be very proud of what they have achieved.”
To mark the Committee’s 60th anniversary, a special book has been produced which charts its long history in the area, and the various fundraising ventures which have been undertaken through the years.
Committee Chairman, Robert Glass said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Mayor for hosting this event.
“I would also like to thank everyone who has volunteered, donated and participated to this worthy cause over the past 61 years.
“Finally, I would like to thank Lisa Bailey from Cancer Research UK for all the help and support she has provided us. Total funds raised by all committees during its 61-year history totals £277,319.18, a great achievement for our town and much needed funds for Cancer Research UK.”