Fane Valley Raise £5000 Towards Local Breast Screening

Pictured: (L-R) Douglas King, Head of Fundraising & Communications Action Cancer, Louise Windrum – Fane Valley Stores, Trevor Lockhart – Fane Valley Chief Executive & Gillian Thomson – Corporate Fundraising Officer Action Cancer

Fane Valley and its Group of companies recently took part in a pink coffee morning with all proceeds going towards Action Cancer’s breast screening and therapeutic services for breast cancer survivors. Over 60 free mammograms will now be made available because of the efforts of the wider group staff and the generous donations from Fane Valley Stores customers.

Over 20 different Fane Valley sites across the province including Linden Foods and White’s Oats took part in their annual pink themed coffee morning for Action Cancer’s Paint The Town Pink campaign, in order to raise much needed funds for early detection breast screening and counseling sessions for survivors.

Action Cancer is the only charity in the UK and Ireland to offer breast screening to women aged 40 – 49 and 70 plus who fall outside the NHS age range (50 – 70).

“We are very pleased to be in a position to help support Action Cancer and specifically their breast screening service and mobile unit ‘Big Bus’ which offers digital mammograms and early detection of breast cancer across Northern Ireland. Our annual pink coffee morning is an event all staff and customers look forward to. However, knowing that all proceeds will go specifically towards completing over 60 local breast screenings and generating awareness is very reassuring and most of all, life changing. The work carried out by Action Cancer is making a considerable difference to families across our community.” said; Trevor Lockhart – Fane Valley Chief Executive

Douglas King, Head of Fundraising & Communications Action Cancer commented: “We thank Fane Valley and its community of customers for supporting out Paint the Town Pink Campaign. We are the only charity that provides breast screening and as a Northern Ireland charity it’s good to know that in the days and weeks to come, local women will benefit from this generous donation.”

Fane Valley would like to thank all their very generous customers for supporting the charity.