111th Belfast Rainbow Unit held a Dress up and Dance Evening in Orangefield Presbyterian Church, Castlereagh on Monday 21st January 2019 to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support Northern Ireland as part of their social action project for 2019. The girls had a great evening learning about the work of Macmillan and raising funds for an admirable charity.
Macmillan are a local charity who provide support, tools and inspiration for patients and their families, so they can find the best way through their cancer diagnosis allowing them to live their life as fully as they can. Girlguiding members learnt about Macmillan and the variety of work they do raising awareness and increasing the girls’ knowledge on cancer diagnosis.
Hundreds of Girlguiding members from all over Northern Ireland have raised funds for Macmillan from 21-25th January by holding coffee mornings and ‘dress up and dance’ events to celebrate the work of Macmillan. They have taken on this social action project to make a difference in their community working together for the good of others.
Brenda Herron, Girlguiding Ulster Chief Commissioner, “Social action and helping others is a significant part of our Girlguiding promise and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support of this year’s Chief Commissioner Charity. I am delighted by the massive response of our members donations for Macmillan NI. Together we have made a big difference in helping others in need.”
Girlguiding Ulster Brownie member, Sarah “We learnt about the work Macmillan does and how they help others, I realised how fortunate I am to be surrounded by all my family and friends. This was a great event which allowed us to have fun and do something good”.
Joanne Young, Senior Fundraising Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support “We were delighted to be chosen as the Chief Commissioners Charity for 2019 and it was a pleasure going out to see some of the units and to have the opportunity to talk to them about Macmillan and the services we have available in NI for people who are living with cancer. The units went all out in their fundraising efforts, they danced, baked, dressed up, had a tea party, whilst raising vital funds for Macmillan. I would like also to thank the leaders who give their time voluntarily all year round but particularly for the effort that they put in to support Macmillan”
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