Local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre held its 5thannual Take On The Tower abseil on 11thand 12thMay 2019. Over the weekend 270 people took part, abseiling 190ft down Belfast City Hospital’s famous yellow tower block and raising sponsorship to support the charity’s vital work, enhancing care and support for local people with cancer and their families.

Once again, local home heating company Warmflow have extended their support to for the event, meaning that even more of the money raised will be used to support the charity’s work.

Brian Beattie, marketing manager at Warmflow Engineering Company Ltd., is delighted that so many people from across Northern Ireland took part in the challenge this year. Brian said:

“Warmflow has been supporting Friends of the Cancer Centre for a number of years and we are delighted to be involved with the Take on the Tower abseil. The superhero theme for this year’s event really encouraged people from across Northern Ireland to take on the challenge of abseiling down Northern Ireland’s 4thtallest building. All the money raised from the abseil will make a huge difference to Friends of the Cancer Centre.”

For over 30 years, Friends of the Cancer Centre has been dedicated to making a real and meaningful difference to cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland. The charity works to enhance the quality of patient care and support through its life-changing and life-saving work which includes funding additional nurses, supporting local research and providing practical support, such as financial grants, which can help patients through a difficult time. Friends of the Cancer Centre relies entirely on the generosity of the local community and all money donated stays in Northern Ireland, directly benefitting patients and their families.

Ana Wilkinson, corporate fundraising manager at Friends of the Cancer Centre said:

“This is our 5thTake on the Tower Abseil and we were delighted to have Warmflow on board as our event sponsor again this year. Our superhero theme provided a great opportunity for people to grab their cape and have a bit of fun when taking on one of Northern Ireland's most iconic buildings. Most importantly, everyone taking part was raising money and supporting our work and so to us, they are all superheroes to local people affected by cancer."

If you would like to find out more, you can visit www.friendsofthecancercentre.com or call 028 9069 9393.