Mulholland Motors gears up to support local people with cancer

Wednesday, 30 January 2019


John Mulholland Motors has announced a new partnership with the charity.


The award winning car dealership in Randalstown and Campsie is pledging to donate £40,000 in addition to other fundraising activity to help Friends of the Cancer Centre fund vital nursing hours, which supports thousands of local people every year.  In the year ahead the company will make a donation for every car sold and serviced, as well as encouraging employees and customers to take part in the charity’s fundraising events. The family owned company has a very personal reason for supporting the charity, as owner John Mulholland was diagnosed with kidney cancer in June 2018.  John has benefitted from Friends of the Cancer Centre’s work first hand, particularly through the support of his clinical nurse specialist, Melanie McNally, who is funded by the charity. 


Commenting on what motivated him to support Friends of the Cancer Centre, John said:


I’m delighted to partner with Friends of the Cancer Centre and am fully committed to raising as much money as we can to support its vital work. 


“When I was diagnosed with cancer it came as a complete shock, but I have been so well looked after by all those involved in my treatment.  I’m particularly thankful to Friends of the Cancer Centre as if it wasn’t for the charity my specialist nurse, Melanie wouldn’t be here to support me and my family.  By committing to donate at least £40,000 this year, we hope to fund at least 1,600 nursing hours which I know will make an incredible difference to so many people, just as it has to me.”


Welcoming the new partnership, Colleen Shaw, chief executive of Friends of the Cancer Centre said:


“We are delighted to partner with John Mulholland Motors and we are really looking forward to working alongside its employees and customers.


“It costs just £25 to provide an hour of specialist nursing care from one of the charity’s specialist  nurses and as well as providing one to one support for the patient and their family, our nurses also help reduce the waiting lists for other people waiting to see consultants. This means enhanced care for hundreds of people.”


Keep up to date on Mulholland Motors fundraising total by visiting their website


If you would like to support John Mulholland Motors in its fundraising drive, you can donate £3 by texting the Friends3 to 70660.

Each text costs £3 plus network charge.  Friends of the Cancer Centre receives 100% of your donation. Please obtain bill payer's permission.
Contact us 028 9069 9393. Charity No. NIC101345.

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