Fermanagh charity, Cancer Connect NI, has benefited from a generous donation from Donnelly Group Foundation to boost and enhance its Dragon Boat team.
The charity offers specialist workshops and classes in a friendly and private environment for the individuals and their families who have been affected by cancer.
Cancer Connect NI also participates in Dragon Boat races, a colourful spectacle that offers diversity on the water as the 18 – 20 paddlers compete with both genders, which is an adrenaline inducing sport in a canoe-like vessel with an ornately decorated dragon’s head.
Donnelly Group Foundation has provided Cancer Connect NI with a wide range of equipment for their Dragon Boat team, including a cover for the boat and speakers, which is primarily made up of the patients.
Roisin Donnelly, Donnelly Group Foundation spokesperson, said:
“Donnelly Group has been supporting the local communities in which we operate for over 75 years, and we are proud to be able to provide aid to Cancer Connect NI and the amazing impact the charity has on its community.
“The charity offers support to those whose lives have been touched by cancer and the Dragon Boat races allows patients, friends and families to alleviate stress and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.
“There is no question that Cancer Connect NI makes a profound impact on the lives of the people it works with, both directly and indirectly.”