Almac Staff Raise Funds For Northern Ireland Charities

September 29, 2006

Staff at Almac today handed over £10,000 to representatives of local charities following recent exciting fundraising efforts.

The four winners of the recent Hillsborough Oyster Festival Soap Box race were on hand to present a check for £7000 to Linda Alexander and Tom Mallon from the Northern Ireland Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Damian Cooper, Andrew McKinney, Niall Jackson and Mark Armstrong along with the team of engineers designed and constructed the Almac capsule which swept to victory at the annual festival race on 2nd of September. The team also won prizes for best built soapbox and best turned out team and raised £7000 through sponsorship.

Damian Cooper, Captain of the soap box team said “After using our engineering expertise to build the soapbox, and having so much fun on the day of the race, we are proud to be able to hand over this check today. We hope our donation goes some small way to helping the Cystic Fibrosis Trust carry out its valuable work.”

Staff also handed over a check for £1,450 to the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association and another check for the same amount to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

Elaine Gibson and Heather Stevenson led the efforts to raise the cash for these two charities at the annual Almac ball attended by 900 employees held in a marquee at the site.

“The annual Almac ball is the social highlight of the year for the Almac family. The generosity of our staff on the evening enables us to donate to both these charities and we are very pleased to do so,” said Elaine.

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