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Local digital expert helps launch new charity partnership

PA Consulting in Belfast (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, has announced a new partnership with local charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre with the help of digital experts in Belfast.

PA Consulting in Belfast delivers digital and public sector projects across a wide range of sectors including healthcare. Their fundraising efforts will help Friends of the Cancer Centre provide vital support to thousands of people across Northern Ireland who are affected by cancer. As well as taking part in a variety of the charity’s fundraising events, employees will also hold their own events. 

Looking ahead to fundraising for the charity, Alan Millar, a PA digital engineering expert at PA Belfast, said: “As PA continues its rapid growth in Belfast, we are delighted to be partnering with local charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre. We are pleased to be able to help in the efforts to provide vital support for hundreds of cancer patients as well raising awareness amongst our team, our clients and the wider community.

“The PA team has already kicked off the partnership by taking part in the Belfast City Marathon and raising £911. We also held a raffle which raised £755 through the help of generous donations from local organisations. As every £5 raised could enable Friends of the Cancer Centre to provide 21 people with a welcoming cuppa, we are delighted to know that we have already helped make a difference to nearly 7.000 people. We're also getting involved in Friends of the Cancer Centre’s ‘Talking Balls’ campaign, highlighting the importance of men’s health checks through this new initiative.”

For over 30 years, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been dedicated to making a real and meaningful difference to cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland. The charity works to enhance the quality of patient care and support through life-changing and life-saving work which includes funding additional nurses, supporting local research and providing practical support such as financial grants.  Friends of the Cancer Centre relies entirely on the generosity of the local community and all money donated stays in Northern Ireland, directly benefitting patients and their families.

Corporate fundraising manager for Friends of the Cancer Centre, Ana Wilkinson, said: “We are delighted to partner with PA Consulting in Belfast throughout 2019 and to work alongside the staff and their colleagues and clients to raise funds and awareness to support local people affected by cancer.

“We believe that little things can have a big impact and money raised from the partnership will make an incredible difference to people when they really need that extra bit of support. People may face a range of difficulties when going through cancer treatment, such as financial pressures and a grant from Friends of the Cancer Centre can help patients cover household bills, travel costs and much, much more. For others, a cup of tea and a newspaper is enough to help pass the time while waiting on appointments. The charity also helps in big ways and has invested over £1 million over the past three years to help support locally led cancer research, aimed at finding new and improved ways to treat cancer and improve quality of life for patients."

More information about Friends of the Cancer Centre and how to support local people affected by cancer.

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