The manager of O’Kane’s SuperValu Omagh, John Wallace, and his family have raised a whopping £3,500 for the store’s charity partner Action Cancer.
John and his daughters Lisa, Tracy and Emma, along with son Gary recently cycled the 115 miles from Dublin to Omagh, raising sponsorship for the local charity’s Big Bus screening and health promotion unit.
SuperValu and its independent retail partners across Northern Ireland have an award-winning partnership with Action Cancer in support of the charity’s Big Bus – a unique state-of-the-art mobile clinic providing breast screening and cancer prevention services in local communities. SuperValu stores fundraise for the unit throughout the year and host Big Bus visits to their local communities. Almost 22,000 people have used the life-saving services on the Big Bus since it was launched in 2006.
John Wallace commented: “We are delighted that the cycle raised such a great amount of money for the Action Cancer Big Bus and would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising, including staff and customers at the store, as well as friends and family. It was definitely a challenge, but we all got a lot out of it, including a real sense of achievement that the effort paid off for Action Cancer and that the funds will help them save lives and support people.“