Council goes gold for children’s cancer charity

Derry City Council employee Emma McLaughlin helps Council electrician Paul Higgins place coloured filters over the lights at the Strand Road building which will be yellow for the month of December to raise awareness of childhood cancer charities. Emma is currently raising money for the NI Cancer Fund for Children ahead of her trek to Peru next year.
Derry City Council employee Emma McLaughlin helps Council electrician Paul Higgins place coloured filters over the lights at the Strand Road building which will be yellow for the month of December to raise awareness of childhood cancer charities. Emma is currently raising money for the NI Cancer Fund for Children ahead of her trek to Peru next year.

Derry City’s Council offices will turn Gold for the month of December in support of childhood cancer charities.

The aim is to help Council employee Emma McLaughlin raise funds ahead of a charity trek in Peru next year.

Emma, who works as a Website Assistant at the Civic Offices, is preparing for a charity trek to the Inca Trail next May where she will endure a trek in below zero temperatures and high altitude to raise money for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.

She is hoping that by lighting the Council building gold during the month of December it will help raise awareness of the charity and encourage people to support children’s cancer charities.

The Mayor, Alderman Maurice Devenney pledging his support said it was important that organisatons such as Council were taking the lead in creating awareness and offering support.

Emma said she was delighted to have the Council on board and supporting her fundraising efforts.

““It’s great to have the support of my work colleagues as I prepare for my trip to Peru next year.

“The support I have received to date has been great and would appeal to everyone to continue to dig deep over the festive period and next year to help me raise my target of £4,000.”