We combined raising funds for Macmillan and doing our bit to raise awareness for Ostomy Day 2016.
While raising money for Macmillan Coffee Morning Eakin staff used the opportunity to wear our favourite colour purple and make some noise for Ostomy Awareness Day 1st October 2016!
In total we raised £378.00 on the day, this amount was matched by the company, bringing the grand total to £756.
For Bowel Cancer Awareness month everyone at Eakin made an extra special effort to make money for this worthwhile cause.
Hours were spent baking cakes and buns; these were then sold during coffee breaks this week. Around £200 was raised. This amount was matched by the company, bringing the grand total to over £400.
This week Eakin staff held a coffee morning to raise money for Action Cancer.
Hours were spent baking delicious cakes and buns; these were then sold during coffee breaks. There was also the opportunity to win a pamper hamper. £272.30 was raised. This amount was matched by the company, bringing the grand total to £544.60.
As part of Action Cancers latest breast cancer campaign – Don’t Duck the Issue, they will be using the money for a unique in-house breast screening service.
Eakin staff entered the Ards Half Marathon in June 2015.
£603 was raised by the entrants which was matched by the company to give a grand total of £1,206 for Bowel Cancer UK.
Pictured from left to right, Jack Hopley, Jennifer Carse and William Ennis.
Since purple has become our new favourite colour, we decided to run a charity event called ‘Wear it Purple’!
Since purple has become our new favourite colour, we decided to run a charity event called ‘Wear it Purple’!This event was a twist on the popular ‘Wear it Pink’ event, which raises money towards ground-breaking research into breast cancer.
Despite recent advances, breast cancer is still the most common cancer. Every year it claims the lives of 12,000 women and another 50,000 are diagnosed. This cause is particularly close to our hearts, as a long-serving colleague at Eakins is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. We wish her all the best for the rest of her treatment and a quick recovery.
This year everyone made an extra special effort to make money for this worthwhile cause. Hours were spent baking cakes and buns; these were then sold during coffee breaks this week. Around £300 was raised. This amount was matched by the company, bringing the grand total to over £600.
This event coincided with our Financial Controller turning 50! Barbara-Ann was presented with some purple accessories, to match her already very purple outfit, and a book advising her on ‘life after 50!’ Happy birthday Barbara-Ann!
TG Eakin Ltd were pleased to be Gold Sponsors of the recent British Transplant Games held in Belfast.
The Transplant Games were formed to help encourage transplant patients to regain fitness and to promote friendship and co-operation between individuals concerned with transplantation, whilst also increasing public awareness of the value of organ donation.
Now an annual event, the Games take place over 4 exciting days during which approximately 700 competitors aged between two and 80 years old (all recipients of a life-saving organ transplant) compete in sports and attend a range of events with their families.
Commenting on the event, Jeremy Eakin said „It was a privilege to sponsor the Games and support the campaign to increase the number of people on the Organ Donor Register. Many of us have family or friends who have benefited from an organ transplant and have witnessed the new opportunity for life which a transplant can bring. These games are a celebration of that gift of life.“
Pictured with Jeremy Eakin, Managing Director of TG Eakin Ltd, are Racheal McCrea (9), Dylan Smyth (7) and Megan Mullen (17) all of whom have received organ transplants.
Once again the Eakin team entered the Belfast Marathon in May 2007. The 5 members of the relay team beat last year’s time by a few minutes.
£1,000 was raised by the entrants which was matched by the company to give a grand total of £2,000 for Illeostomy Association funds.
TG Eakin Ltd is delighted to support ia Northern Ireland and continue to enjoy close working relations with the association.
Pictured from left to right, William Ennis, Stuart Menary, Paul Eakin and Paul Hastings, with Edgar Craig handing Anne Demick, of ia Northern Ireland, the cheque.
Around a dozen members of staff took part in the Belfast Marathon in May. Two relay teams entered the competition; each team ran the 26-mile course.
An additional three colleagues entered the walking event, walking 9 miles each.
TG Eakin Ltd chose to raise money for Northern Ireland Hospice Care, which is a charity caring for terminally ill people here in Northern Ireland. It provides specialist palliative care for adults and children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses.
The aim of the charity is to provide the best quality of life for patients and to support their families, focusing not only on physical care but also on the need for emotional, social and spiritual support. Care is provided in the hospice and in the community.
TG Eakin Ltd was delighted to raise a grand total of £7,000 for this worthwhile cause through donations and other fundraising events such as a Soup & Book Sale. Many thanks to our suppliers for their contributions.