CCG Team help raise £21K for Bowel Cancer UK

A titanic total of £21,324.41 was raised for Bowel Cancer UK following the recent Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk. Over 1000 people got their flat caps on, walked and cycled all in aid of raising money for and awareness of bowel cancer.

(Photographic credit to Avec Photography; Pictured Left to right Martin Miller, Wendy Langham (CCG), Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Gavin Robinson, Deborah Alsina (Chief Executive, Bowel Cancer UK).

The Titanic Yardmen Cycle and Walk was a continuation of the work of the late Rosi Kirker-Miller who, following diagnosis with bowel cancer, was dedicated to raising awareness of and funding for the treatment of bowel cancer, the second biggest cancer killer in the UK with almost 16,000 deaths per year.

Wendy Langham, from the Connswater Community Greenway, who helped organise the event said, “We were overwhelmed with the response we received from members of the East Belfast community and beyond. This money and the awareness raised will make a big difference in Northern Ireland in the fight against bowel cancer.”

The newly elected Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Gavin Robinson, said: “Belfast City Council is delighted to support this remarkable Titanic community event. Having taken part in the Yardmen Cycle and Walk myself, I am impressed that such a spectacular event brought so many people together, and I congratulate everyone who helped raise the incredible figure of £21,324.41 for Bowel Cancer UK.”

 

Deborah Alsina, CEO, Bowel Cancer UK said, “We’re really grateful to everyone involved in the Yardmen Cycle and Walk for organising a fantastic event and one that carried on the legacy of Rosi Kirker-Miller  wonderfully.  Bowel cancer is NI’s second biggest killer, but if diagnosed early, it is very treatable.  These funds raised will enable us to continue to save lives by raising awareness of the disease.”

The event would not have been possible without the support of: Belfast City Council, East Belfast Partnership, Edwards and Co. Solicitors, Fitzers, MCE Public Relations, Titanic Foundation, Trackers, Novesco, Bradley Quinn Photography, Business Scientific Services Ltd, Thompsons Family Teas, Tayto and Hastings Hotel Group. Of course not forgetting the participants and volunteers who made this day possible! Thank you!

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