Store staff raise money after Mournes excursion

Store staff raise money after Mournes excursion

14 November 2012

STAFF at two local Brennan’s stores have helped raise £1,100 for the NSPCC.

Employees at Dundrum’s Vivo store and the Spar in Seaforde recently spent a day in the Mournes as part of the charity’s Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK) initiative.

The teams from both stores made every step count for vulnerable local children and enjoyed a great day out along the way.

Claire Quigley, the NSPCC’s corporate fundraising manager, said the efforts of the staff meant a great deal to the children’s charity.

“We are so very grateful to everyone who participates in our Mournes HACK, but there is something extra special when we see teams coming together to do something exceptional for vulnerable local children and families,” she continued.

“We did find this year that organisations took on the HACK as a team outing, as well as a way to do something meaningful for those in need of our support.”

Claire added: “Thanks to the Brennan’s team and everyone who took part for making the day such a huge success.”

Donna McCusker, from Brennan’s, said she was thrilled staff, customers and friends supported the venture.

“We are thrilled to have supported this local event and to have raised so much for such a great cause. The money raised will help NSPCC continue its wonderful work of protecting children across Northern Ireland.

“We look forward to next year’s event and hope to have as much success in the Hike Against Cruelty to Kids 2013.”

While Brennan’s staff have conquered the Mournes, people can still show their support for local children and families by texting NIChild to 70744 to make a donation of £4 to the NSPCC/ChildLine.