Charity ‘Big Breakfast’ in Dungiven rustles up thousands

The charity Big Breakfast was well supported
The charity Big Breakfast was well supported

A charity big breakfast held in Dungiven at the weekend rustled up more than £3,000.

The event at the Church of Ireland Parish Hall in Dungiven was organised by the Dungiven and Feeny Local Committee of Cancer Research UK.

Committee chairperson, Anne Marie O’Hagan said the event raised at least £3,000.

Mrs O’Hagan said thanked all the volunteers involved, including those from the Church’s committee who cooked the breakfasts, to the sponsors who donated the food and to everyone who supported the event.

The committee - formed in 1993 - will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018. The committee, to date, has raised close to £320,000.

Mrs. O’Hagan said all the money raised stays local.

Cancer Research Fundraising manager, Sharon Arbuckle, praised the group as “inspirational”, and added: “They’re an amazing group and they can pull the whole community together.”