TV presenter and Action Cancer patron Zoe Salmon helps celebrate the support that Musgrave Retail Partners NI gives to the Northern Ireland charity, as she shares the news that donations to Action Cancer from Musgrave central office staff in Belfast and its independent SuperValu and Centra retail partners have reached the £1.5 million mark.
The financial contribution is believed to be one of the largest ever made to a Northern Ireland charity by a local company. The partnership between the two organisations has also had a significant impact on the people of Northern Ireland. In 2006 SuperValu helped Action Cancer pay for and launch a state-of-the-art mobile screening and health promotion unit – the Big Bus – and since then 20,000 people have used the life-saving service.
Centra’s support of the charity’s Health Action programme has helped educate 300,000 young people in healthy lifestyles, aiming to reduce their cancer risk in later life. This month sees the start of Musgrave’s tenth year of partnership with Action Cancer and a year-long series of events is planned to mark the anniversary.