Officer and Girls from Elmwood Presbyterian Girls' Brigade present Rachel Burgoyne, Schools and Youth Fundraiser for the NI Cancer Fund for Children, with a cheque for £180, proceeds of a sponsored walk at Tollymore Forest Park.
GIRLS and officers from Elmwood Presbyterian Girls' Brigade put their best foot forward when they took part in an autumn ramble to support the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.
Over 20 girls from the company took part in the walk through Tollymore Forest Park and together they have raised £180 to support local children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
For the next three years Girls' Brigade Northern Ireland is uniting to raise funds for residential weekends for children and young people diagnosed with cancer at Narnia. the NICFC's log cabin which is in Newcastle.
Sleeping up to 24, a weekend at Narnia provides children, teenagers and young adults living with cancer an opportunity to experience a period of independent living and learn skills to help them cope with their illness.
They can also spend time with their peers and professionals who understand first hand the pressures and difficulties they face.
At the cheque presentation Rachel Burgoyne Schools and Youth Fundraiser for the N1CFC said: "I would like to thank the girls and officers from Elmwood Presbyterian GB for their generosity and support. As a local children's charity we really value the support of the local community and the money they have raised will help many children coming to terms with the devastating effects of a childhood cancer diagnosis."
For more information about the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children or to donate money to the charity visit the charity's website www.nicfc.com. To find a Girls' Brigade Company near you or enquire how to start up a GB company, check out the GB website at www.gbni.co.uk.