Dale Farm and Cancer Focus NI raise a glass to celebrate fundraising milestone

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm has raised £10,000 in support of its corporate charity partner, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. Since the partnership launched in 2019, Dale Farm team members from across the business have been working hard to raise both funds and awareness for the charity – with activities including Christmas Jumper Day, raffles and lunchtime webinars.

Cancer Focus NI has been supporting local cancer patients and their families for over 50 years and all money raised will be used to help people affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.

Caroline Martin, Corporate Marketing & Communications Manager at Dale Farm said:

“We are proud to work with Cancer Focus NI as part of our community partnership programme. Cancer affects so many across Northern Ireland and Cancer Focus NI does vital work to support patients and their families, as well as raising awareness within our communities to help people lower their risk of cancer.

“To have reached the £10,000 mark is a testament to the enthusiasm and generosity of our colleagues from our sites across the UK as well as the support of our suppliers. With lots more fundraising activity planned this year, I am sure it won’t be long until our teams reach another major milestone.”

Rosie Forsythe, Corporate Fundraiser at Cancer Focus NI said: “Thank you so much to the employees who worked together on a variety of events over the last year to make the Dale Farm partnership with Cancer Focus NI truly ‘Legendairy!’ We’re really looking forward to meeting more of the team in person when we visit Dale Farm’s sites to deliver our cancer awareness health checks in June.

“Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact and issues for cancer patients: treatments have been delayed, cancer screening services paused, and diagnostic clinics cancelled. Not to mention the anxiety, stress and loneliness that patients and their families might feel right now. Every year we support local people affected by cancer and your donation will now, more than ever, help us to save our services so that we can continue to help people affected by cancer in the future.”

Dale Farm employees have more fundraising activities planned for this year including entering several relay teams into the Belfast City Marathon in support of Cancer Focus NI.