Balbriggan Credit Union Presents Cheque for €15,000 to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group

February 1, 2013 0

albriggan Credit Union has today announced that it is to donate €15,000 to the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. The Board of Balbriggan Credit Union has allocated the grant of €15,000 from its Community & Social Responsibility Fund.

The Fund is part of a new initiative that Balbriggan Credit Union and its 15,000 members gave the go ahead to at the 2012 AGM. The aim of the Fund is to assist local community projects and causes. The finances that the fund will provide will help furnish the Cancer Support Group’s new treatment room at their premises in Stephenstown, Balbriggan.

At the AGM in December 2012, Balbriggan Credit Union and 15,000 members gave the go ahead by vote for the establishment of the new Community & Social Responsibility Fund.

Balbriggan Cancer Support Groups provide a vital service in the community. The Centre itself provides a range of services to cancer patients and their families. The group is affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society and is one of only forty two such groups in the country.

The move highlights the role that credit unions and their members can play in supporting their local communities. In a time of national economic downturn, Balbriggan Credit Union is particularly glad to be in a position to offer assistance to vital community services which in some instances, serve the most vulnerable in our society.

Speaking about the donation Sean Staunton from Balbriggan Credit Union said:

“We are very happy to be in a position to offer this type of assistance to the local Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. The group provides vital services in our community to patients and families dealing with cancer in their lives. We are delighted that the funding that we are providing will help in some way to kit out the new treatment room at their centre and we hope that it will allow the Group to provide much need services well into the future.”

Pat Doyle Director of Balbriggan Credit Union presenting the cheque to Tom Quinlan, Sandra Cannon and Cora Neilis from Balbriggan Cancer Support Group

Pat Doyle Director of Balbriggan Credit Union presenting the cheque to Tom Quinlan, Sandra Cannon and Cora Neilis from Balbriggan Cancer Support Group