Staff and customers of Gordons Chemist in Lisburn together helped raise an incredible £17,274 for Action Cancer in 2015.
Gordons Chemists latest fundraising drive helped them smash through the £200K mark for the charity.
The partnership between Action Cancer and Gordons, now in its eighth year, has been hailed a roaring success to date.
Staff have engaged in a variety of fundraising activities over the years, including sponsored cycles, raffles, onesie-to-work days and of course they donned their pink wigs and tutus throughout October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Gillian Thomson, Corporate Fundraising Officer with the charity, said, “The generosity shown by the customers and staff at Gordons Chemists has yet again been truly inspiring.
“Every year, Gordons Chemists play a massive role in the work we do both in terms of raising funds and raising awareness, especially throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We are so grateful to everyone at Gordons for their continuous support of Action Cancer since 2007, and to smash a £200,000 total in the eighth year of the partnership is amazing.”
Ryan Gordon of Gordons Chemists, said, “We’re extremely proud to have reached this fundraising milestone.
“Our staff across Northern Ireland are the real heroes here; they work tirelessly throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month to collect donations, and they’re passionate about making sure that our customers know of the potentially life-saving services that Action Cancer can offer them.
“Our patients and customers have also played a massive part by donating so generously.
“It’s these who inspire us to keep on supporting Action Cancer.
“Supporting Action Cancer is just one of the ways that we try to give something back to the communities we work in.”
To book a breast screening or for more information on Action Cancer’s services, call 028 9080 3344 or visit www.actioncancer.org