Simmental Club support for NSPCC
THE Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has presented a cheque for £6,250 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
The money was raised at the club’s annual charity BBQ and auction, held recently in Dungannon Rugby Club.
Presenting the cheque, club chairman Nigel Glasgow, thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the event.
“It gives me great pleasure to present this cheque on behalf of the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club,” he said. “Thanks to everyone for their support, especially the ladies who provided the beautiful array of salads and desserts, and to all club members who sold a large number of raffle tickets, and the local businesses who donated items for the ballot and auction.”
Jennifer Hobson, chairperson of the NSPCC’s Dungannon committee said: “This is a tremendous amount of money, and it is a wonderful boost to our charity. The money will be used to fund projects in the local area.
“The Dungannon committee has been in existence for a long time, and it is getting harder to keep up a high level of fund raising, especially in the current economic climate. We run various events throughout the year, but we don’t have the means to raise this level of funding.
“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the Simmental Club’s BBQ . We really enjoyed the event and the food was delicious.”
Clare Galbraith, NSPCC community fundraising manager, said that their efforts would prove significant for vulnerable local children: “We were absolutely delighted when the NI Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club selected us as their chosen charity for this event, and the outcome exceeded our hopes.
“The generosity of those who attended, and of course those who donated prizes, was overwhelming.
“All donations are valuable, but particularly in this difficult financial time, and we do appreciate everyone’s contribution.
“This year, we will spend almost £4.9 million in Northern Ireland. We’re working hard, developing innovative services to support and help the most vulnerable children in our communities. This sum will make the world of difference to the children and families we work with locally.”
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