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Saturday, June 25, 2022

£8k raised for Cancer Research UK during annual Ballymoney parade

Returning this year following the cancellation of 2020’s Cancer Research parade, the Ballymoney committee has announced over £8k was raised.

Returning on Saturday 7th August, a spokesperson said: “Cancer Research Ballymoney Committee are delighted to announce that £8034.83 has been donated by the people of Ballymoney and surrounding area in response.”

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Going on, the social media post read: “A big thank you from the committee to all those who made this amazing total possible. We have a great team of volunteer collectors who gave of their time freely on the Saturday. Our success is not taken for granted and so a big thank you to all collectors, givers, and participants.”

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The committee also paid tribute and thanks to, “all members of the Ballymoney vintage car clubs for providing the usual spectacular variety of vehicles for the viewing crowd prior to the Parade of Bands”.

Continuing: “Thanks goes to the 24 bands who responded to the invitation to take part in the fundraising parade in aid of Cancer Research.

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“The combined pipers from Grove, Ballinreese and Garvagh Pipe Bands for leading the Parade.”

Listing the bands which attended, the committee also acknowledged apologies for non-attendance from Benvarden, Knockloughrim, Eden Co Londonderry, and Killyless Accordion.

In conclusion and final thanks they said: “Thanks also go to the group of Lambeg Drummers who again provided entertainment at Castlecroft, the Parade Marshalls, those who helped with counting and banking money raised, PSNI for traffic control, St John Ambulance, the Agricultural Committee for the use of Ballymoney Showground, and not forgetting the street cleansing workforce who tidy up each year after the event.

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