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COMBER fundraiser John Patton was earlier this month recognised for his valuable contribution to the work of local leading cancer charity, Action Cancer at the Belfast City Council Older Volunteer of the Year 2012 Awards where he received a nomination award.

Long serving Action Cancer volunteer John Patton is pictured at the Belfast City Council Older Volunteer of the Year Awards 2012 where he received a nomination award for his contribution to the charity. (L-R) are Lord Mayor, Councillor Gavin Robinson, Action Cancer volunteer John Patton, Councillor Bernie Kelly, chair of the All-Party Reference Group on Older People and Billy Eagleson from Volunteer now. Â

John Patton has been involved with Action Cancer since it was founded and has contributed to the charity in a number of ways.   He was on the Council of Management from 1988 to 1999, acted as Chairman from 1992 to 1995, and is an active Action Cancer Group member,  fundraiser and  counting volunteer.  His fundraising efforts as part of the Comber Ards Action Cancer Community Group has helped to raise £4,500 for the charity’s services this year alone.

Gareth Kirk, Chief Executive of Action Cancer added: Without question the operation of Action Cancer would not be as successful without the dedication and commitment of our many volunteers who freely give up their time to support the charity. On behalf of the organisation we’d like to thank John for his continued support.  Over the last 36 years John’s contribution has been invaluable – it is truly appreciated and cherished. Thank you.”

Action Cancer is a local cancer charity and its mission is to save lives and support people through its range of cancer detection, prevention and support services. These include a free breast screening service available to women in their 40’s and over 70, MOT health checks, health promotion and a range of support services including counselling and complementary therapies. Action Cancer’s Big Bus travels to over 200 locations through Northern Ireland every year offering breast screening, MOT health checks and health promotion information onboard.

If you are interested in volunteering with Action Cancer contact 028 9080 3344 or visit and see how you can get involved.