Northern Ireland Water’s Finance and Regulation marathon relay team have made a vital donation to the fight against chest, heart and stroke illnesses.
The team recently presented a cheque for £1,875 to Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, a charity which not only works to prevent these illnesses but also supports and cares for those already affected by them.
Peter McNamee, one of the relay runners explains; “We decided to support Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke because a colleague had suffered a very difficult family bereavement, arising from a CHS illness. The marathon team were superb in their fundraising drive and deserve so much credit for their efforts.
“This dedicated charity is a lifeline for so many families and if our donation can help in even a small way to support that vital work, we shall be delighted. So many charities have been prevented from holding their annual fundraising campaigns because of COVID so we hope this donation will help to fill some of that gap.”
Jackie Trainor, Director of Income Generation at NICHS adds; “We are very thankful to receive this wonderful donation from Northern Ireland Water staff. Almost 90% of NICHS’s care and prevention services, as well as our research projects, are funded exclusively by public donations. The funds raised by the marathon relay team will go towards supporting the 335,000 people living with a chest, heart or stroke illness in Northern Ireland and ensuring they receive the support and care that they deserve.”