Record £13,364 to Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research Ballymoney Committee are delighted to announce that the sum of £13,364 has been donated towards Cancer Research!

The money was raised as a result of the doorstep collection which collected £5,500 and a street collection which received £7,864 at the Parade of Bands and vintage vehicles on Saturday 4th August.

The Organising Committee wish to thank the people of Ballymoney Borough for their outstanding generosity in support for the work being done by Cancer Research UK.

Sincere thanks go to the members of the local Old Vehicle Clubs which took part in the cavalcade prior to the Band Parade providing a spectacular variety of vehicles which were thoroughly appreciated by the viewing crowd.

Mervyn Ferris, Chairman of Committee said: “We are delighted that this is now an intregal part of the evening. Thanks also go to the following bands who attended in support of the fundraising and provided a enjoyable parade in the light of the tremendious generosity and support given by the General Public to our event.

“Lisnagrot Accordion Band for leading the parade,.Ballykeel Flute, Ballymaconnelly, Ballyrashane, Bushside Flute,Cahaney, Craiganee, Dervock, Dunaghy Flute , Drumahagles, Dunloy, Eden,Eglish, Garryduff, Glenkeen, Killycoogan Ind, Killyleas Acc, Lavin, Lisnamurrican, Milltown Acc; Mosside Acc; Pride of the Bann Coleraine, Pride of the Park Armoy, Stranocum, Topp Star of the North Pipe,Tullaghans, and Vow.”

The Chairman of Committee would also like to thank Dorothy, June, Debbie, Eddie and Ivor and the Collection Team for their dedication and hard work throughout the period and also thank those who helped with the counting of donations.

Thanks also goes to the Parade Marshalls, the PSNI for traffic control, Saint John Ambulance Brigade for providing emergency cover, the Agricultural Committee for the use of the Showground and Ballymoney Council Street cleansing workforce for tidying up after the parade.