Lawrie Sanchez, N.I. football manager and Patron of Action Cancer took part in the charity’s Namibia Desert Adventure.
The challenge, which took place last March, involved participants trekking over 100 kms for ten days in gruelling African sun through the world’s oldest desert. Lawrie set himself a personal target of £10,000 and has exceeded that by more than 100%!
Lawrie, who was in Belfast at the launch of the new N.I. kit said, “Namibia was an opportunity for me to fundraise for Action Cancer and raise awareness among friends and colleagues of the fantastic work the charity does. I was overwhelmed by the support I received and want to thank everyone for their contribution. I know Action Cancer will put the £25,000 to good use!”
The Namibia trek raised almost £150,000. Action Cancer’s chief executive Robin McRoberts commented on how Lawrie’s support has helped the local charity, “Since becoming a Patron of Action Cancer, Lawrie has made an amazing contribution to our work. Not only has he raised a massive amount of money from his trek and personal fundraising but the Northern Ireland fans have also got on board and supported Action Cancer. We are very proud of his work as our Patron.”
Action Cancer rely on fundraising from the N.I public and business community to continue with their life saving and support services for people in Northern Ireland. They provide early detection clinics for men and women, counselling for cancer patients and those close to them, complementary therapies, mobile detection services, health promotion, research in local universities and cancer genetics clinics.
Original Article: IFA Website