Belfast Telegraph

M&S raises £850,000 in Northern Ireland for Action Cancer

By John Mulgrew

Msrks & Spencer has raised more than £850,000 for a cancer charity as part of a seven-year campaign.

Workers from across Northern Ireland raised the cash in aid of Action Cancer's counselling and therapeutic services.

The partnership between the retailer and charity saw M&S raise more than £101,000 this summer alone.

As part of the fundraising, staff completed a number of challenges, including the 'Lap the Lough cycle challenge, which involves cycling 97.5 miles around Lough Neagh.

Elsewhere, a team of M&S and Action Cancer volunteers also climbed Slieve Donard, the highest of the Mourne Mountains, to raise money.

Ryan Lemon, head of region for M&S in Northern Ireland, welcomed the achievement.

"We know the importance of Action Cancer's work and we are proud to support the charity through creative fundraising initiatives," he added.

"Our M&S colleagues are the real heroes, proving that when they commit themselves to a good cause, they deliver extraordinary results.

"They have worked tirelessly throughout the summer months to collect donations and are passionate about ensuring that our customers are aware of the vast range of services Action Cancer can offer."

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