Vince Abseil

Over recent years local man Vince Curry has taken it upon himself to do an annual fundraiser for some of our local charities. Charities that have benefited to date include TinyLife and Aware NI. This year it was very easy for him to decide on the charities who would benefit from his chosen fundraising activities. “Unfortunately, on my birthday last year I lost my dad to cancer, Dad was very proud of my fundraising activities and was also extremely proud that my job involved helping people in the community. Dad spent his last few days at the NI Hospice and I can’t thank them enough for the help and support they gave to him, my mum and indeed myself. Therefore, this year in his memory, I decided to do my fundraising for NI Hospice and The Resurgam Trust” said Vince.

“At Hospice NI we care for over 3000 adults with terminal illnesses each year. Without community fundraising such as that undertaken by Vince, we simply would not be able to offer our services. Accordingly, we would like to place on record our gratitude to Vince and all those who supported him.” said Johnny Breen Regional Fundraiser for NI Hospice.

Vince’s fundraising activities included doing an abseil off the top of the Europa Hotel, hosting a fundraising breakfast at The Highway Inn Bar & Kitchen and auctioned off some signed football tops. Vince said, “I was delighted to raise the fantastic amount of £3,232,.96 and would like to thank everyone who supported me along the way. I have no doubt the 2 charities will put these funds to good use in the fantastic work that they do.” The amount of £3,232.96 will be divided 50/50 between the NI Hospice and The Resurgam Trust.

“Vince is always looking at ways to support local charities and we were delighted he chose ourselves this year because as a charity who works with community we very much rely on people like Vince carrying out fundraising activities for ourselves, so we can keep providing much needed services in our community” said Adrian Bird Trust Director of Resurgam Trust.

Vince at the start of his abseilVince presenting monies raised to Johnny from NI Hospice Vince presenting the monies raised to a number of his colleagues from Resurgam Trust