Jim Henry, Chairman of Parkinson UK Lisburn Branch, Stephen Anderson, Treasurer Parkinson UK Lisburn Branch, Colonel Richard Gordon, Chairman SSAFA Nl, Major David Keith, Treasurer SSAFA Nl, Lord Anthony Hamilton President SSAFA Nl receiving cheques of £5732.50 and £5000 respectively from Mr Ned Falloon CBE (Centre). US3010-109A0
MONEY raised in a highly successful Charity Night 'black tie' dinner and auction in the Great Hall, Queens University in the Spring by former Lisburn Councillor Ned Falloon CBE has been presented to two deserving causes.
This was a very successful evening and raised in excess of £11,000 for two nominated charities - Parkinson's UK and SSAFA Forces Help.
Cheques were presented to both organisations at Mr Falloon's home in Hillsborough on July 23. Accepting a cheque value £5,732.50 on behalf of the Lisburn Branch of Parkinson's UK, Jim Henry (Branch Chair) expressed appreciation to Mr Falloon for the generous donation which, he said, would be used to fund vital research into a cure for Parkinson's disease.
A spokesperson for SSAFA Forces Help also thanked Mr Falloon, who is a past president of the Queens University Officer Training Corps, for his fundraising efforts. "This kind and generous donation will be spent locally by SSAFA's NI branch which is based in Talbot Street, Belfast'" she said.
"If you would like to make a donation, become a volunteer or would like further information on SSAFA Forces Help contact 028 90327740 or visit the website at SSAFA.org.uk."