Allen & Overy Belfast raise £30k to support local people with cancer

We are delighted to be have been voted as EY Northern Ireland’s Charity of the Year by employees. Over the next 12 months, EY staff will support the charity by organising fundraising events and activities.

Recently, the teams across the two Belfast offices hosted a Big Pink Bake Sale in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The sale raised over £650, adding to the pot of monies raised so far and taking the current total to almost £1,200.

Lindsay Russell, Partner and CSR lead at EY Northern Ireland, commented:As a firm, both locally and globally, we are always looking for ways to support our people, our clients and our communities. I am delighted that we have collectively chosen Friends of the Cancer Centre as our Charity of the Year. It is an incredible organisation that has significantly invested in local cancer services across NI since its establishment. It provides support to staff, patients and their families at a time when they need it most. At EY, we believe in partnering with like-minded organisations who strive to make an impact on our society. We are delighted to be supporting Friends of the Cancer Centre in the new financial year to help fundraise as much as we can for a cause that has such a positive impact on the lives of so many.”

Ana Wilkinson, head of fundraising at Friends of the Cancer Centre, commented: “We are delighted with today’s announcement that EY Northern Ireland has chosen Friends of the Cancer Centre as their Charity of the Year. Our charity funds lifesaving and life-changing projects that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland. Everything we do to support local cancer patients relies on our wonderful supporters who raise vital funds for us. By working alongside EY Northern Ireland, we will be able to reach even more people to let them know of the support available and to highlight important cancer awareness messaging.”

 If you are interested in finding out more about a charity partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre, or if you would like to avail of our cancer awareness tools for your colleagues, please get in touch with Ana Wilkinson, Head of Fundraising on 077 7568 8291

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