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Members of Portballintrae Boat Club have raised £14,130

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Over the past year Portballintrae Boat Club’s Commodore Graeme Watton has been pushing to raise as much money as possible to help support for local families affected by cancer. This is the largest total ever raised by Portballintrae Boat Club who have supported numerous charities over the years.

Outgoing Commodore Graeme explains:
“When I first found out I was going to be Commodore of the Portballintrae Boat Club I started researching many different charities as charity fundraising has always been a very important part of the club’s history. The one that always stuck out in my head was Cancer Fund for Children. The support they give children and families living with cancer is amazing and I knew it would be the right cause for the Boat Club to support.
My year as Commodore has flew in and it has been a great year but all of this success wouldn’t have happened without the support and generosity of the Committee of the Club, members of the club, the PortballinTRI team and the local community.

The partnership with Cancer Fund for Children has been fantastic and it’s great to know how much they support local families when they are going through such a difficult time. I’m looking forward to helping support them in the future with their Giant Costal Challenge event taking place on 22nd September.

I’m delighted to be welcoming in this year’s Commodore Trevor Moore who has chosen that Portballintrae Boat Club is delighted to fundraise for Bushmills Primary School and we hope to raise enough to pay for a new outside play area.
Cancer Fund for Children’s Regional Fundraiser, Suzanne O’Loughlin added:

“Everyone at Cancer Fund for Children has been delighted to receive such generous support from the Committee and members of Portballintrae Boat Club over the past year.

Cancer Fund for Children provides practical and emotional support as well as therapeutic short breaks to Daisy Lodge in Newcastle Co. Down. We simply wouldn’t be able to provide these vital services without the support of the local community and clubs like Portballintrae Boat Club. Currently we are supporting a large number of families throughout the Northern Health Trust so this money will help us work to reduce the impact cancer has on the whole family. At Cancer Fund for Children we understand that after medical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt and this is what we support and help families to do.

I’d like to thank Graeme for choosing Cancer Fund for Children and being the driving force behind all of the fundraising from the PortballinTRI, Summer Fun, head shaves, the New Year Day’s Dip and so much more. To everyone who supported the Portballintrae Boat Club with their events and generously donated thank you for supporting local families affected by cancer.”

For more information on how you can get involved with Cancer Fund for Children in 2019 please get in contact with Cancer Fund for Children’s Fundraising Team on 028 9080 5599 or [email protected]

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