NIPANC visit Version 1

  • NIPANC Chairman and Fundraising Coordinator have visited Version 1 to formally receive their donation for Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer.

    In October staff at Version 1 took part in the Belfast Marathon to raise money for Northern Ireland Pancreatic Cancer. Following their fundraising success, the Chairman of NIPANC Ivan McMinn MBE and the Fundraising Coordinator Kerry Irvine visited the Version 1 NI office on Thursday 2nd December to formally receive the £3300 that was raised.

    The pair were also joined by Patrick and Jennifer Yu, whose son Kevin passed away from pancreatic cancer in November. Kevin was a well-loved character in the Version 1 NI office, was full of life and love and the company says he has been sorely missed by everyone.

    Kevin’s parents were instrumental in helping achieve the fantastic amount raised and despite ill-health, managed to complete part of the marathon walk themselves.

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    The meeting offered an opportunity for the Chairman of NIPANC to meet both parents, hear their story and provide more information on how the money would be used.

    NIPANC is a Northern Ireland charity working to improve the outcomes of pancreatic cancer by: increasing public understanding of this cancer, promoting awareness of the cancer’s signs and symptoms by both medical professionals and members of the public, funding vital research and supporting patients and their families.

    NIPANC has its roots in a group of people affected by pancreatic cancer coming together for support and to raise funds to promote better diagnosis and treatment for future patients.

    You can find out more at: https://www.nipanc.org/  

     

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