A coffee morning organised by Magheragall Parish Church at the request of 90-year-old parishioner Jimmy Skelton raised £3,000 for the Friends of the Cancer Centre.
The event was held on November 24 and on December 16 Jimmy, who has received treatment at the Cancer Centre, helped rector the Rev Nicholas Dark present a cheque for £3000 to Mr James Napier, an ambassador for the Friends of the Cancer Centre.
In a letter to the church, Jimmy’s family expressed their thanks to everyone who supported the coffee morning.
They wrote: “Friends of the Cancer Centre is very close to Dad’s heart as is the Parish of Magheragall and he was overwhelmed by the support he received from organisers and those who donated towards the charity.”
Following the presentation of the cheque, a thank you letter was received from Claire Hogarth, Fundraising Manager of Friends of the Cancer Centre. Claire wrote: “Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who supported the event, it is greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer.”
Claire explained that for more than 30 years, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been dedicated to making a real and meaningful difference to local people with cancer and their families across Northern Ireland. The charity enhances the quality of patient care and support through life-changing and life-saving work, and does this by funding additional nurses, supporting local research and providing practical support through financial grants and complementary therapies.
Claire’s letter concluded: “We are only able to do this thanks to the amazing support of people like you.”