Belfast International Airport hold their first 'Mellow Yellow Tea Party'

Monday, 1 July 2019

Our corporate partners, Belfast International Airport, recently held an outdoor ‘Mellow Yellow Tea Party’ to raise funds for the charity and luckily, the rain held off and the cakes and pastries bought and baked by employees were in high demand, raising much needed funds to support our work.


Belfast International Airport’s link with Friends of the Cancer Centre came about when we were nominated by airport employee, Ken Bell, as part of the company’s Charitable Partnership programme.  Ken, who has personally received support from the charity, said: “I knew I had to nominate Friends of the Cancer Centre when the opportunity came up.  They help so many local families and any funds they raise help those who are so much in need. This was my way of thanking them and I couldn’t believe it when they were chosen.”


Head of HR at Belfast International Airport, Jaclyn Coulter, said: Our Corporate Responsibility programme links us to charities nominated by our employees. When Ken nominated Friends of the Cancer Centre and the charity was eventually chosen by the Charitable Partnership selection panel, we were delighted to form a relationship with them. The success of today’s 'Mellow Yellow Tea Party' shows that our employees also value the services they offer.”


Colleen Shaw, Chief Executive of Friends of the Cancer Centre said

“We are delighted with the support the airport is providing. Of the funds raised today, every penny will be used to provide patients with the best care possible. Not only is the airport raising funds but they are helping us to spread the news about how we help those who come through the doors of the Cancer Centre.”


To find out how your company can get involved and hold a Mellow Yellow Tea Party (coffee morning, barbeque, summer get together or garden party) please email our corporate fundraising manager, Ana Wilkinson or telephone (028) 90699393.

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