Dobbies dig deep for charity

Dobbies have announced Cancer Focus NI as their chosen charity for 2016.
Dobbies have announced Cancer Focus NI as their chosen charity for 2016.

Dobbies Lisburn, one of Northern Ireland’s leading garden and DIY centres, has named Cancer Focus Northern Ireland as its charity partner for a second year in a row for 2016.

Frank Mooty, General Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Cancer Focus NI once again this year. We formed a great partnership in 2015 and wish to carry this on in 2016.

“At Dobbies we always aim high and are looking forward to raising a huge amount of money over the course of the year for the charity. Last year we raised over £8,600 and want to beat that this year.”

Dobbies employees will spend the next year raising money in a number of ways.

If you are interested in joining the Dobbies Lisburn volunteer group to assist with collections and other events for Cancer Focus NI, please contact rosieforsythe@cancerfocusni.org or call 028 9068 0759.

Rosie Forsythe, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Focus NI, said: “We’re thrilled that Dobbies Lisburn chose us as their charity partner for 2016 again. We know that Dobbies is not just a committed retailer but also dedicated to helping people in their community and supporting local charities.

“It’s an honour to be associated with such a well-known company that really is at the heart of the local community.”

Cancer Focus NI is a local cancer charity that provides a wide range of services for Northern Ireland cancer patients and their families. These include counselling and family support, bra and swimwear fitting for mastectomy patients, art therapy, Beauty for Life, stop smoking services and Keeping Well vans providing community health checks and advice. The charity also funds major research and carries out cancer prevention schemes in workplaces, schools and at community venues.