Bonds Jewellers at Church Street in Coleraine, proved this Christmas that they not only have jewellery made of gold, they have hearts of gold too.
During the festive season, the Jewellers who have stores in Coleraine, Limavady and Ballymoney, ran their annual ‘Season of Giving’ campaign.
This saw them giving a percentage of all sales from November 1, 2014 to Christmas Eve, 2014 to Action Cancer.
This equated to a massive £7000 donation for the charity, a fantastic sum of money for a single business to give away.
Colin Bond, proprietor of the family run businesses said that he was delighted to be able to give the money to Action Cancer.
Colin went on to thank everyone who had helped boost the figure but purchasing items from the three local stores.
He explained: “ We are delighted to be able to donate £7,000 to Action Cancer.
“It is a fantastic organisation, and we have no doubt that our donation will be put to great use in the fight against Cancer.
“I would like to thank all our customers over the holiday period who shopped with us, without them, we wouldn’t have been able to donate so much.”
Gillian Thomson, Corporate Fundraising Officer with Action Cancer said the organisation was delighted with the support from Bonds.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support from Bonds Jewellers,” Gillian told The Coleraine Times.
“Their donation will help Action Cancer continue to save lives through early detection and support people affected by cancer.
“The money raised will support Action Cancer’s male cancer awareness campaigns, breast screening for ladies ages 40-49 years and 70 years plus, and provide counselling and complementary therapies to families affected by a cancer diagnosis.
“We would like to thank the staff at Bonds Jewellers and also everyone who has supported this initiative.”
Action Cancer’s dedicated team of staff and volunteers work across the whole of Northern Ireland helping to save lives and support people affected by cancer.
The charity not only provides early detection services, but they also offer counselling and support services for cancer patients and their families.
Health promotion and cancer prevention is also part of the work of the charity.
Action Cancer runs high profile early detection and cancer prevention campaigns throughout the year.
Campaigns are designed to raise awareness of specific cancers and the relevant symptoms for each. Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? To find out more about any of the services that the charity provides visit their easy to navigate website at www.actioncancer.org.