THE Killynure/Alveston and Doon Community Association in Carryduff has raised £700 for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity.
The funds were raised when the children and parents in the area took part in the charity's 'Field of Hope' campaign, and, with help from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the community association can proudly display their support for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Representatives of the Community Association and local children presented a cheque to Grace Smyth, Community Fundraiser, Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast, at the Field of Hope located in Killynure Way.
A total of 10,000 daffodil bulbs were planted in the area by the Community Association members, local children and pupils from St. Joseph's Primary School.
Commenting on the Community Association's efforts, Grace Smyth said: "Marie Curie Cancer Care is delighted to accept this donation of £700 which has been raised by the Killynure/Alveston and Doon Community Association.
"I thank all the children and parents and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for taking part in the 'Field of Hope' campaign. I wish them every success with their future fundraising achievements. All the services provided by Marie Curie Cancer Care are given free of charge, but it costs more than £5 million per year to run the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast and our nursing services. Marie Curie Cancer Care depends heavily on the generosity of the general public for support".
Marie Curie Cancer Care runs its 'Field of Hope' campaign on an annual basis. If you would like to help raise funds for the charity please contact your local Community Fundraiser, Grace Smyth 028 9088" 2061.