Computershare raise £2k for charities

Representatives from leading local charities recently attended an annual charity cheque presentation at Computershare's office in Derry, where they were each given a £400 donation.

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 11:05 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th March 2018, 11:10 am
Left to Right: Noel McMonagle (Foyle Hospice), Jackie Wilde (Site Director), Katie McGowan (Macmillan), Caroline McGowan (Macmillan), Dougie McGee (Foyle Search and Rescue), Stephanie Downey (Computershare), Emmet McLauglin (Foyle Search and Rescue), Martina Gibson (Computershare).

All of the charities were nominated by employees in the company’s Loan Services business, who raised a total of £2,000 by organising a series of ‘dress down’ days over the past year.

Altnagelvin Baby Unit, The Alzheimer’s Society, Foyle Hospice, Foyle Search and Rescue, and Macmillan Cancer Support each received £400 thanks to the team’s fundraising efforts.

Andrew Jones, Chief Executive Officer at Computershare Loan Services, said: “Our colleagues in Derry have worked hard over the past year to fundraise in support of so many worthwhile causes.

“Computershare Loan Services is proud to support local communities, and in recent years our colleagues’ efforts have resulted in thousands of pounds going to local charities.

“These charities all play vital roles in helping people from a variety of backgrounds with different needs, and I’m delighted that we’re able to support them with these donations.”

Noel McMonagle, Community Fundraising Manager at Foyle Hospice said: “We’re very grateful to the team at Computershare for their generous donation. The ongoing specialist palliative care services that our hospice provides for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses and the support for their families and loved

ones is very much dependant on the generosity of our caring community.”