For 37 years, Friends of the Cancer Center has been dedicated to making a real and meaningful difference for cancer patients and their families in the North.

Since the North West Cancer Center opened in 2016, the charity has worked closely with the hospital team to provide support, such as financial grants or a free cup of tea from the tea dock and cafe recently opened by the charity in the hospital’s Sperrin suite. .

Amy Cowan, Fundraising Manager for Friends of the Cancer Centre, explained: ‘It’s only thanks to everyone who took part in the abseiling, as well as our supporters across Northern Ireland. who raise funds and make donations, that we are able to provide our services to those in need.

“It was fantastic to see our intrepid abseil participants take part in the event and hear why they are supporting the charity.

“We are thrilled to be able to support the vital work of the team at North West Cancer Center and the money raised from abseiling will help so many families.”

During this time, the cancer center also received very generous donations from the Benedy Community Association and the Montra Club in Coleraine.

Benedy’s Sean O’Kane has named the cancer center as the beneficiary of £7,000 raised through a charity tractor run and family fun day.

A charity fundraising evening held on behalf of Maureen Doherty and her family and friends at the Montra Club in August raised £2,710.