AES Global, a local manufacturing company of wireless and GSM Intercom Systems, celebrates 10 years in business this month and to mark the occasion have chosen Charis Cancer Care as their charity of the year for the coming year.
Speaking of the announcement Alison Colgan from AES Global said, “AES Global are delighted to be partnering with Charis Cancer Care this year. They were chosen by our staff who wanted to support a grassroots charity that helps people in the local community. Charis Cancer Care does incredible work in supporting people with cancer and as we celebrate 10 years of being in business we were keen to demonstrate our commitment to the local area. We look forward to working with Charis over the next year and raising as much money as we can for such a worthwhile charity”.
Charis Cancer Care are based just outside Cookstown at Lough Fea and provides free psychological, physical and emotional support for people with cancer and their loved ones and also for those bereaved through cancer. Almost 8,000 people have accessed Charis Cancer Care to date and, on average, there are 120 centre users per month. The charity is planning an extension to its current footprint at Lough Fea, as it aims to offer greater numbers of cancer patients and those impacted by cancer, counselling, complementary support and therapies.
Veronica Morris, Director of Fundraising for Charis Cancer Care said, “We are thrilled to have been chosen by AES Global (Cookstown) as their Charity of the Year. Charis Cancer Care provides all of its services free of charge at point of need and relies entirely on donations from the general public and from corporate supporters like AES Global. This partnership demonstrates their generosity as a company and also their commitment to the community in which they work and from where the majority of their staff are based”.
An independent charity, Charis does not receive government funding and relies exclusively on support from the local community and businesses to raise funds. The annual running costs for the centre are currently in the region of £350,000.
Should you wish to use the services or make a donation to Charis to support cancer patients, their families and those bereaved with cancer, please contact the centre on T. 028 8676 9217 and/or Director of Fundraising Veronica Morris on T: 028 8676 9217 M. 07738 492541 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org