UK-based trailer manufacturer, SDC Trailers, has announced that it raised over £130,645 (ca. €153,890) to support children's cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children, over its three-year corporate partnership.
The funds were raised through payroll giving on behalf of employees of the SDC Group, including MDF Engineering in Antrim, as well as a range of fundraising events including taking part in the Belfast City Marathon and organising a charity cycle.
Mark Cuskeran, CEO, SDC Trailers, commented on the end of a successful partnership.
“We’re really proud to have raised such a fantastic amount of money to help Cancer Fund for Children. They provide an excellent service to families who really need their help. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Cancer Fund for Children for the work we’ve done together over the past few years and wish them well in their future endeavours as they support families affected by cancer.”
Funds raised by SDC Trailers have enabled the charity’s team of specialists to provide a range of practical, emotional and financial support, as well as free therapeutic short breaks to families whose lives have been impacted by cancer.
Cancer Fund for Children’s Corporate Fundraiser, Matthew Allen, added:
“It has been fantastic working with SDC Trailers over the past three years. They really went the extra mile to support children and young people affected by cancer. This phenomenal amount will make a huge difference to families who use our services, enabling our team of Specialists to help them cope with the impact cancer has on their lives.
“We receive less than 0.5 per cent of our funding from the government so support from local organisations like SDC Trailers is vital in terms of ensuring we can continue to support local families in Northern Ireland living with a cancer diagnosis.”