UTV’S Pamela Ballantine launches rowathon across Northern Ireland
UTV’s Pamela Ballantine is calling on businesses across Northern Ireland to virtually row as far as they can in four hours on Friday 14 June to raise funds for us and help stop people dying of bowel cancer in the country.
To join in, gather a team of colleagues and pledge to get sponsored to row as far as and fast as you can from 1 – 5pm on Friday 14 June to raise a collective total of £15,000 to fund our vital services and lifesaving research in Northern Ireland. Teams can row either in a gym or borrow a rowing machine (or two) from a local gym for the office.
UTV presenter Pamela Ballantine is backing the fundraising challenge, which is a joint collaboration between some of Belfast’s leading businesses: Novosco, Edwards & Co, Catalyst and Quigg Golden. Other organisations that have already signed up include Burke Systems and Solutions, The Duke of York, Abacus Talent Group and Anytime Fitness.
More than 1,100 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Northern Ireland making it the country’s third most common cancer. It’s also the second biggest cancer killer in the country however it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
Bernie McGarry, Senior Health Promotion & Training Officer for Northern Ireland at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “Go on, join us for this fun rowing challenge, which will bring out your competitive streak! The money raised from this team building afternoon will help us ensure a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer.”
Sign up today! Email Bernie McGarry