Members, friends and family took part in a sponsored walk from Ballygally to Larne in September and the fundraising and good spirits continued later at the Jimmy Davidson Memorial Darts Competition.
Donations and sponsorship from local businesses also helped raised the amazing total, which will make an enormous difference to the lives of local cancer patients and their families.
Chris Baxter, from Gers Dart Club, said: “We feel very proud to be supporting such a vital charity, knowing that the money we work hard to raise each year stays in Northern Ireland and is helping the local community.”
Louise Greer, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Cancer Focus NI, said: “Thank you so much to Gers Dart Club for choosing Cancer Focus NI and putting so much effort into organising the walk and darts competition. Thank you to everyone who attended, took part in the fundraising event and donated to the charity and to all sponsoring businesses. We really appreciate it.
“This fantastic donation will help so many cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland.”
Cancer Focus NI is a local charity that provides a wide range of services for Northern Ireland cancer patients and their families. These include counselling and family support, bra and swimwear fitting for women who’ve had breast cancer surgery, art therapy and a stop smoking service. Keeping Well vans provide community health checks and advice.
The charity also funds major research at Queen’s University Belfast and carries out cancer prevention schemes in workplaces, schools and at community venues.
The club would like to thank the following for their continued support: Red Groomswear, Elite uPVC, Keni Brownlow Music, FoneJackerNI, Dunadry Autos/Tyres, AB Cabs, Ballylumford Club, The McCowan Family, The Blues Darts Team Ballyclare, Alison & Charlie Magill, Spring & Airbrake Limited, The Davidson Family, Glow Tanning Studio, Walter ‘Lazio’ Harrison, Stephen Henry & Family, Stacy Bell, McCormick Electrical, JR Services NI, The Music Yard, Car-tek.co.uk, Scott Nelson & Family, J&E Taxi’s Larne, Rolly Williams Cleaning Services, Glasgow Rangers Darts Team Carrick, Jimmy Burns Landscaping, Mega Mix Discos, David Lyttle Wedding Cars, Mogul Man Carrick, S.H Autos Mechanics, B.V.D Dart Supplies, Vape Star Larne, The Baxter Family, Cathy and Tam McMeechan, Councillor Noel Jordan, Sammy Nelson & Family, Scrubs Grub, Animal Ark Boarding Kennels, J&J Joinery, Relax Mind Body & Soul Therapies, Ballyclare Dart League, Neil Clarke Terra Clean N.I.
Picture caption L-R: Louise Greer, Corporate Fundraising Officer at Cancer Focus NI, with members of Gers Dart Club
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