Through several fundraising events, The Ortus Group has raised £8,500 for local charity Pretty N Pink Breast Cancer Charity. Pretty N Pink is the only registered Breast Cancer Charity in Northern Ireland. Pretty ‘n’ Pink is run by a small team with the help of volunteers from across the province.
Leanne Rooney from Pretty n Pink said: “Pretty ‘n’ Pink Breast Cancer Charity were delighted to be chosen as Charity of the Year by The Ortus Group for 2018. The Ortus Group have been a huge to support to the Charity over this last year. The events that they held throughout 2018 included a Family Fun Day, Tenants BBQ and Golf Day Clandeboy Golf Club. These events, not only raised much needed funds, but helped to promote and raise awareness of Breast Cancer and the services that our Charity provides.
"The Ortus Group raised £8,500 which is amazing and we cannot thank them enough for all their effort.
"As the only registered Breast Cancer Charity in Northern Ireland, this money will help us to support those patients in Northern Ireland who have received a diagnosis of Breast Cancer. The support that the Charity provides has been invaluable to those patients who have benefited from the Support Fund.”
The Ortus Group raised the money for Pretty n Pink Charity through several key events including their annual Charity Golf Day which saw 18 local businesses put forward teams to compete this year at Clandeboye Golf Club. Other events held included the Twin Spires Family Fun Day and Ortus Christmas Appeal and a tenant BBQ.
Seamus O’Prey, CEO The Ortus Group, said: “Each year we choose a charity to work closely with and support throughout the year, central to our social ethos. In 2018 we were privileged to work with Pretty n Pink and support the great work they do throughout Northern Ireland. We are delighted to see the amount raised is going towards increased service provision for the charity, and more importantly, raising awareness of breast cancer and the services Pretty n Pink offer. As with every year I am proud of the fundraising efforts of the entire team at Ortus. We wish to thank all those involved throughout the year and in particular, the businesses who contributed to our Golf Event in 2018.”
The annual charity partnership runs in tandem with a wide range of community activities The Ortus Group partakes in. Aside from annual charity events they also provide free business support to local SMEs, educational bursaries and direct donations. In 2018, some of the community groups Ortus supported through a range of bursaries included Colleen and Co Dance, Patrick Sarsfield GAC, Cumman Óige an Ghleanna, Brassneck Youth and many more.