Alliance supports business & community fundraiser

East Belfast Alliance MP Naomi Long and MLA Chris Lyttle showed their support for Marie Curie Cancer Care when they attended the Belmont Road Charity shop, which was run for the day by Fujitsu as part of Belfast wide competition. Each of the eight Marie Curie charity shops in Belfast were run on Thursday by a different business in a competition to see who could raise the most money for the Charity. In Belmont, there was a Vegas theme and staff had to wear fancy dress.

East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle said: “It is great to see local businesses and a charity working together for the good of the local community. I would like to pass on my congratulations to the Fujitsu staff who volunteered to run the Belmont road shop and for the ideas they generated. It was a great event and it was particularly heartening to see how many other local traders in Belmont got involved in the event, with special offers for Marie Curie customer.

“Charities like Marie Curie Cancer Care do a brilliant job, but their work can only be carried out with fund raising from sources like their charity shops. I was more than happy to lend my support to this competition. I hope that they were able to raise a large amount of money for such a good cause.”

Naomi Long MP said: “I am personally aware of the invaluable work of Marie Curie Cancer Care both through their hospice and also their palliative and end of life care services, as well as counselling and support for patients and carers. I was delighted to support this excellent fundraising effort that will help generate new fundraising ideas, and raise money, but also shine a light on the crucial role that the shop network plays in funding the delivery first rate care for local patients.

“The money raised will help more people receive the care and the support they require in the setting of their choosing at one of the most difficult points in their lives.”


Photo of Chris Lyttle MLA and Naomi Long MP with staff from Fujitsu at the Belmont Road Marie Curie charity shop

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