Taking part in the Rowathon is important to Abacus Careers because we believe it’s imperative to contribute to improving the quality of life for everyone affected by Bowl Cancer; families, friends, loved ones, nurses and doctors. Unfortunately, over the last few years’ cancer has played a big part in several close friends and immediate family of the Abacus Careers employees. It is a very worthy cause and we are be delighted to be raising funds in aid of Bowel Cancer UK, and taking part together.
UTV presenter Pamela Ballantine is backing the Rowathon 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 Northern Ireland however it shouldn’t be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
Stuart John, Managing Director at Abacus Careers said: “We jumped at the chance to support one of our longest standing clients, Edwards & Co. Solicitors when they asked us to get involved. Raising awareness and more importantly fundraising for very worthy cause has certainly meant that we have no shortage of volunteers within our office (although some of them needed more persuading than others!). We had spent time to thoroughly map out our training schedule to prepare us for the event…… if only we had put it into practice! Good luck to all those involved.”
Donations can be made to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Abacus-Careers-Rowathon
Bernie McGarry, Senior Health Promotion & Training Officer for Northern Ireland at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “We are very proud to have the team at Abacus Careers taking part in the Rowathon. It’s because of organisations like Abacus Careers we can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”
There’s still time for organisations across Northern Ireland to sign up to the Rowathon challenge. 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 Bowel Cancer UK’s 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. Sign up today: bowelcanceruk.org.uk/rowathon or email [email protected]