ABL Group secures additional £2,500 funding for Friends of the Cancer Centre

We’re excited to announce that on top of our year-round fundraising efforts for Friends of the Cancer Centre, we successfully nominated our charity partner to the Benefact Group’s 'Movement for Good' awards to receive a £2,500 donation which will go directly to the Friends of the Cancer Centre.

This came about specifically through our relationship with Ecclesiastical Insurance, who are part of the Benefact Group.

Benefact Group is a diverse family of specialist financial services businesses, driven by a shared ambition to do right by their customers and clients, and united by a common purpose to give all available profits to charity and good causes.

Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, charity, heritage, art, education, real estate, schemes and private client sectors.

Gerard Hamilton (Ecclesiastical Key Account Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland) along with Siobhan McAuley (Executive Director ABL Group) were pivotal in the success of the application process.

Siobhan McAuley said,

“We are genuinely moved by Ecclesiastical’s generosity. As Friends of the Cancer Centre have been our charity partner for the past three years, we have come to know the work of the Cancer Centre quite well and we understand the very real and direct impact this grant will have on centre staff, patients and their families.”

Ana Wilkinson, Head of Fundraising at Friends of the Cancer Centre added,

“This donation from Ecclesiastical could, for example, enable the charity to fund 100 hours of specialist nursing care for local cancer patients. As the charity relies entirely on the generosity of the local community, we have only been able to continue this vital work for families in Northern Ireland, thanks to the generosity and kindness of companies like Ecclesiastical and ABL Group.”

With our recent showing at Belfast Marathon and the ‘Take on the Tower’ abseiling challenge, we’re proud to say we have smashed through our annual fundraising target for 2022.  

But we’re not stopping there! We’ve just enjoyed an indulgent fundraising bake sale and we have plenty more events and fundraisers planned for the rest of the year.

If you want to support our fundraising efforts, you can make a donation on our Just Giving page.