Chipping in for Macmillan!
Article Date: 2015-02-12
To celebrate National Chip Week (16-22 February 2015) the Dolphin Takeaway in Dungannon is donating 20 pence from every portion of chips sold that week to Macmillan Cancer Support. The Dolphin recently nominated Macmillan as its charity for 2015 and the Chip Week initiative is the first of a number of fundraising activities to be held by the County Tyrone chippy throughout the year.
Malachy Mallon, owner of the Dolphin said;
"We are proud to announce Macmillan Cancer Support as our charity for 2015 and the Chip Week initiative will get the ball rolling to help the Dolphin raise vital funds for this amazing and worthwhile organisation. It is a charity that is very close to the hearts of myself, my staff and customers and the wider community in Dungannon. Figures show that more than one in three of us will be affected by cancer and Macmillan works tirelessly to support people and their families in so many different and valuable ways. We are aiming to fundraise throughout the year to help support the vital cancer support services provided by Macmillan. Local businesses can now advertise on the new TV screen in our shop, with all proceeds going to Macmillan, and of course customers can make donations in-store. In the next few months we will also be participating in a number of fundraising cycling challenges both locally and in Spain, and our staff have lots more ideas in the pipeline to help us chip in for Macmillan.”
Stefanie Mearns, Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Manager for the Mid Ulster Area said;
"We are delighted that the award-winning Dolphin takeaway has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its charity partner. It is a highly respected and proactive business in the Mid Ulster Area and we werepleased to learn that the Dolphin holds the Area Winner title for Tyrone, Fermanagh and L’derry in 2015 in the National Fish & Chip Awards. We are looking forward to working with Malachy and his team; local businesses such as the Dolphin can really help Macmillan Cancer Support connect with communities at grass roots level.
"Macmillan’s aim is to ensure that no one faces cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can affect all aspects of a person’s life and we are here to offer practical, financial and emotional support, from help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk.
"We rely heavily on voluntary and we need local people more than ever to join our team as fundraisers and volunteers to help us make sure no one faces cancer alone. As well as raising much needed funds, local partnerships such as this go a long way to helping us raise awareness of our support services and the work we do, including our Macmillan events and volunteering opportunities.”