Clarke Facades has raised a mammoth £5,573 by running the Belfast City Marathon in support of the Causeway Down’s Syndrome Association.
This year the Portglenone company extended its fundraising efforts by working alongside a specific charity of their own personal choice; The Causeway Down’s Syndrome Association.
To help raise funds for the charity, the Clarke Façade team entered two relay teams into the Belfast City Marathon.
Training tirelessly for the event, the team effortlessly passed the finishing line clocking up a combined total of 26 miles.
With an initial fundraising target of £2,000, the Clarke Façade team surpassed their target and raised a magnificent £5573. The extra funds raised by the company has provided the Causeway Down’s Syndrome Association with a year’s supply of top medical advice and has helped pay for a year of coaching sessions for a DSActive team (Football for people with DS).
Clarke Facades Managing Director, Eugene Clarke commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have exceeded our target of £2,000 which is just fantastic news.
“This is testimony of the hard work, commitment and dedication of everyone at Clarke Facades.
“The charity has a close, personal connection to our hearts and we are thrilled that the extra funds will benefit the charity”.
Mary Hunter, Chairwoman at The Causeway Down’s Syndrome Association continued: “I am delighted to accept this fundraising cheque on behalf of the Association, as a charity we rely entirely on voluntary donations, we currently need £2 million per annum to operate and the funds which the team have raised will benefit us greatly; it was a pleasure to work with Clarke Facades”.