NI Tech companies join forces for bowel cancer fundraiser next week

  • A group of NI tech firms including Novosco and Catalyst are joining forces on Friday 14th June for a fundraising rowathon in support of Bowel Cancer UK.

    Bowel cancer is currently the third most common cancer in Northern Ireland and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, and that's something UK-wide cancer charity Bowel Cancer UK aims to change. Bowel cancer is treatable and often curable if it's caught early enough, and raising awareness of it can help save lives.

    Next Friday 14th June from 1PM to 5PM, a group of companies from the NI tech scene and beyond will be taking part in a virtual rowathon event in support of Bowel Cancer UK. The event aims to raise £15,000 for the charity to support it services and research in Northern Ireland, with the rowing teams competing to row the furthest and raise the most money. UTV presenter Pamela Ballantine is backing the fundraising challenge.

    Novosco, and Catalyst will be taking part in the event alongside other major NI businesses including Trackers Healthcare, Ormeau Baths, Edwards & Co, Quigg Golden, Burke Systems and Solutions, The Duke of York, Abacus Talent Group, Willis & Co, and Anytime Fitness. Teams will compete on stationary rowing machines set up in offices and Gyms, with Novosco and Catalyst setting up in the Catalyst building.

    Bernie McGarry, Bowel Cancer UK's Senior Health Promotion & Training Officer for Northern Ireland, said: "Go on, join us for this fun rowing challenge, which will bring out your competitive streak! The money raised from this team building afternoon will help us ensure a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer."

    Source: Written based on press release

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