Coleraine-based Autoline Insurance Group has smashed its £40K charity fundraising target in less than six months thanks to a Gala dinner in Newry attended by over 390 guests.
Over £25,000 was raised from the Gala dinner, a sum which included monies raised from ticket sales and donations as well as an auction and raffle on the night. This takes Autoline’s fundraising total achieved to date in excess of the ambitious £40,000 target set at the start of 2015 by the broker’s Managing Director, Michael Blaney.
“To have raised £25,000 from one event is truly astonishing, but the fact that this takes us above our target for the entire year makes it even more remarkable, “ said MD Blaney.
“This is the biggest standalone event Autoline has hosted in our 40-year history – we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we received
and would like to thank everyone who attended or donated money. It was fantastic to see the local business community come together in support of a number of extremely worthwhile causes.”
Charities were invited to apply to be one of the beneficiaries and receive £1,000 from the anniversary fund, with charities such as NI Cancer Fund for Children, Diabetes UK, Cry and British Heart Foundation among those who were successful.