Dixons team make donation to AWARE
10th September 2015
In May many of our employees ran Deep River Rock Belfast City marathon to promote awareness of AWARE. Thanks to excellent fundraising by our team we were delighted to present a cheque for £2000 to AWARE, the only charity in Northern Ireland which works exclusively for those affected by depression. The charity have an established network of over twenty support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by trained volunteers as well as a helpline and a full suite of education and training programmes delivered to schools, community groups and throughout the private sector.
Colleen Milligan from the charity said 'At AWARE we are delighted at the support we receive from throughout NI. To have a community based company like Dixons supporting us and raising our profile is another step closer to raising awareness of depression and helping people to come forward and talk about the illness. The money raised will go directly to those affected by the illness and will fund our support groups and enable us to deliver educational programmes to local schools and community groups.’
For more information on AWARE please check out their website http://www.aware-ni.org