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Craigavon Site Helps Raise Funds For Macmillan Cancer Support

15th November 2018

Farrans was delighted to play a role in raising more than £2000 for Macmillan at the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ which was recently hosted by Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (ABC) Council’s Macmillan 'Move More' participants in Killicomaine Jubilee Community Centre, Portadown.

The Macmillan ‘Move More’ initiative aims to ensure that everyone living with and beyond cancer in Northern Ireland is enabled to become and stay physically active.

The Farrans team on our Craigavon South Lake Leisure Centre project were keen to get behind the good cause with an on-site fundraiser. This was led by Walter Robinson, a Senior Quantity Surveyor, whose wife, Patricia, is a participant on the ‘Move More’ programme.

“The ‘Move More’ programme is run by ABC Council, which is also responsible for building this brand new South Lake Leisure Centre which I’m working on,” Walter said.

“Both projects are great examples of how the council is supporting people to make positive lifestyle choices, creating healthy communities and reducing health inequalities.”

Patricia, a ‘Move More’ participant who volunteered at the Coffee Morning, pointed to how Farrans’ new leisure project will support the ethos of the wellbeing programme.

“I can say, first-hand, how the ‘Move More’ programme helps make people more resilient and better able to cope with life’s challenges, improving physical and emotional wellbeing,” she said. 

“I’m excited to see how the finished leisure centre will be able to support more programmes like these, giving local people a range of opportunities to be active and healthy.”