Well done Autoline Insurance![caption id="attachment_56496" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Some of the Autoline staff, family and friends who braved Slieve Donard on a charitable hike.[/caption]
At Autoline Insurance Group’s recent charity climb up Slieve Donard, a hundred employees, family and friends turned up to support the fundraiser. It was part of Autoline’s ‘£40K for 40 charities’ challenge’ and raised a whopping £5,000.
Included in the walk to the top were Julia Gibbons, Autoline Insurance Group Operations Director, Michael Blaney, Managing Director and John Kielty, Commercial Director.[caption id="attachment_56497" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Julia Gibbons, Michael Blaney and John Kielty pictured just before the hike up Slieve Donard Mountain near Newcastle, County Down.[/caption]
To celebrate Autoline’s 40th anniversary year, charities were invited to apply to the fund which aims to support 40 different charities across Northern Ireland in the forthcoming year. All donations for the Slieve Donard walk have now been made and the counting has been completed, with an impressive total of £5,104.62 being announced.
Michael Blaney, Managing Director of Autoline Insurance Group, said: “We are delighted to have had such a wonderful turnout of staff and supporters for what was a great event. To raise over £5,000 is a truly fantastic achievement and to add this to what we have already raised to date, takes us to almost a third of the way towards our £40K target with eight months to go.
“We’ve had a number of smaller events to date and have a gala ball, golf classics and marathon relays amongst other events planned for the remainder of the year, so the challenge will be ongoing throughout 2015.
“There were a number of people who made this mountain climb happen who I and our organising team would like to thank. Life Adventures and their team of qualified mountain leaders, Hugh McCann’s Bar, Newcastle, for the use of their premises for registration, Fresh Food Centres, Castlewellan, for kindly supplying food for the post-climb BBQ, Harvest Juices, Camlough, for water and Mr Michael Hughes for supplying refreshments.
“We hope to have lots more support from local people and businesses in our quest to hit our fundraising target which will go directly to supporting many organisations that are doing vital work in our communities.”
For further information about Autoline’s fundraising events and activities visit:www.autoline.co.uk ]]>