Mercury to secure much needed funds for charity

Press Office Northern Ireland on May 19th, 2017

SECURING MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR CHARITY: (l-r) Paul Heaney from Mercury Security Management, Lauren Cunningham from Cancer Fund for Children and Amy Dickson and Francis Cullen also of Mercury Security Management announce partnership at Cancer Fund for Children’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge. As part of a newly-announced partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland. In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance - including keyholding and alarm response services - for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast.

SECURITY company Mercury Security Management will be putting its best foot forward this month to climb Northern Ireland’s highest peak, the Slieve Donard, in aid of Cancer Fund for Children.

As part of a newly-announced partnership with the charity, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland.

In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance – including keyholding and alarm response services – for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast.

And on World Children’s Day (June 1), Mercury will be donating all call-out charges from its mobile response team and its fire and security division to the charity.

Speaking about the upcoming challenge, Mercury director Francis Cullen explained: “Cancer Fund for Children does amazing work for families throughout Northern Ireland and we are delighted to announce our partnership with the charity going forward. As part of our ongoing relationship, we hope to provide this essential charity with some much-needed funds as well as security assistance across its various properties.”

Lauren Cunningham, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Fund for Children said: “We would like to thank Mercury Security for its generous support of our charity – in both raising funds and providing security to our facilities, as well as essential First Aid training to Cancer Fund for Children staff at a hugely discounted rate.

“We’d like to wish everyone the best of luck as they embark on their Slieve Donard climb and remind them that every step they take will make a difference to the children and young people who are cared for by Cancer Fund for Children. Hopefully that will be all the motivation they need to make it to the top.

“Every week in Northern Ireland, three children, teenagers or young adults, aged between 0-24 years old, are diagnosed with cancer and our team of experienced specialists helps families cope with the impact cancer has on their lives, and supports them through life during and after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. Every donation is much needed to ensure we continue to provide this valuable service,” she added.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the Mercury team and help support Cancer Fund for Children can donate via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mercury-Security

Cancer Fund for Children is the leading local cancer charity that provides practical, financial and therapeutic support to children, teenagers and young adults living with cancer, and their families. The charity works with over 350 families and 800 young people at any one time.

Daisy Lodge, is Cancer Fund for Children’s 16,000 sq. ft. purpose built therapeutic and wellbeing centre at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Newcastle, Co. Down, dedicated to families nursing a child with cancer.

Mercury Security Management is Northern Ireland’s biggest independent security company.

Headquartered in Lisburn, the company also operates out of offices in Dublin, Limerick and London.

Since its formation in 2001, the company has established a strong reputation across the industry as a pioneer in the area of integrated security solutions – combining physical manpower with cutting edge technology to service an ever-growing client base all over Ireland and the UK.

For further information on Mercury Security Management, call +44 (0) 28 9262 0510, click on www.mercurysecurity.biz or email info@mercurysecurity.biz.

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Further notes to editors on Cancer Fund for Children

  • 79% of all young people diagnosed with cancer in Northern Ireland are supported by Cancer Fund for Children.
  • The charity understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have on the whole family and that beyond the essential clinical care there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt at home and in the community.
  • Cancer Fund for Children’s Specialists deliver a range of support at home, in the community and the hospital setting including:
  • One-to-One Support providing children and young people with the opportunity to express their feelings, thoughts and fears openly in a safe environment
  • Group Support: bringing young people with cancer together to share experiences, gain strength from each other and benefit from peer support
  • Sibling Support: helping siblings who are feeling worried, lonely and vulnerable as they watch a brother or sister fight cancer
  • Young Shoulders Programme: supporting children/young people whose parent has cancer, and who often become a carer themselves
  • Bereavement Support: Cancer Fund for Children continues to support families who have lost a child or parent to cancer.
  • Financial Support providing financial support to help manage the costs of cancer.
  • Therapeutic Short Breaks: A therapeutic Short Break gives families the opportunity to spend precious time together in a unique and peaceful environment far removed from the pressures of cancer treatment and hospital visits.

 

Daisy Lodge – Cancer Fund for Children’s therapeutic short break facility

  • Daisy Lodge, is a 16,000 sq. ft. purpose built therapeutic and wellbeing centre at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Newcastle, Co. Down, dedicated to families nursing a child with cancer
  • The £3m centre which is the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland has provided over 1,000 therapeutic short breaks for families affected by cancer since opening in April 2014.
  • Daisy Lodge features six-double family suites, four therapy suites, a range of age appropriate play centres, two lounge areas, a restaurant, ‘home’ cinema and safe outdoor play areas
  • At Daisy Lodge families have precious time to:

– Be together as a family during a traumatic and challenging time

– Benefit from therapeutic and holistic support provided by Cancer Fund for Children’s team of Specialists

-Share experiences and gain support from other families in a similar situation

-Create special memories together

Download – Press Release

SECURING MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR CHARITY: (l-r) Paul Heaney from Mercury Security Management, Lauren Cunningham from Cancer Fund for Children and Amy Dickson and Francis Cullen also of Mercury Security Management announce partnership at Cancer Fund for Children’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge. As part of a newly-announced partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland. In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance - including keyholding and alarm response services - for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast. SECURING MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR CHARITY: (l-r) Lauren Cunningham from Cancer Fund for Children and Francis Cullen of Mercury Security Management announce partnership at Cancer Fund for Children’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge. As part of a newly-announced partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland. In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance - including keyholding and alarm response services - for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast. PUTTING THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD FOR CHARITY: (l-r) Francis Cullen and Amy Dickson of Mercury Security Management announce partnership at Cancer Fund for Children’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge. As part of a newly-announced partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland. In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance - including keyholding and alarm response services - for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast. PUTTING THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD FOR CHARITY: (l-r) Francis Cullen and Amy Dickson of Mercury Security Management announce partnership at Cancer Fund for Children’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge. As part of a newly-announced partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland. In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance - including keyholding and alarm response services - for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast. SECURING MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR CHARITY: (l-r) Paul Heaney from Mercury Security Management, Lauren Cunningham from Cancer Fund for Children and Amy Dickson and Francis Cullen also of Mercury Security Management announce partnership at Cancer Fund for Children’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge. As part of a newly-announced partnership with Cancer Fund for Children, 11 Mercury staff will be hiking 2,550ft and travelling 5.8 miles up the mountain on Sunday May 28 to raise money for children and young people living with cancer across Northern Ireland. In addition to fund-raising activities, Mercury will also be providing security assistance - including keyholding and alarm response services - for the charity’s short break facility, Daisy Lodge, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, and its offices in Belfast.

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