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Local fitness fanatics urged to step up at River House

River House Belfast, Caudwell Children, Castleforge Partners, mac-interiors
Pictured are Brendan Donaghy, a Quality Manager at mac-interiors and Armagh GAA player (left); Gearard McGovern, Graduate Project Manager at mac-interiors and Down GAA player (right) with Davinia Cann, Regional Family Services Coordinator for Caudwell Children in Northern Ireland.

Local businesses and sports clubs are being encouraged to step up their game and get involved in a race to the top of River House in central Belfast in aid of charity.

The event is being organised by mac-interiors and Castleforge Partners to raise money to support the work of Caudwell Children.  The event takes place from 22nd-24th September and will pitch teams against each other in a time trial to race up 235 steps.  River House is currently being transformed into 90,000 sq ft of retail and top-end office space on High Street in Belfast.

Caudwell Children has provided family support, equipment, treatment and therapies worth over £39 million to over 600 different medical conditions within the UK and Northern Ireland.

Since the charity started 17 years ago, over 20,000 children and families have benefitted from their support.

Gearard McGovern, Project Manager at mac-interiors, said: “The mac-interiors ethos is to be a responsible business that contributes to society, whether that be through our local sport sponsorships or charity work.  Myself and a few of the Down players have already tackled River House and would encourage local businesses and sports clubs to come along and try to beat our time.

“Caudwell Children is our charity of the year and they do excellent work in Northern Ireland and across the UK, helping make life a bit easier for families with disabled children.  The money raised from this event will help raise vital funds to allow the charity to continue this work.”

Michael Kovacs, Partner at Castleforge Partners, said: “Caudwell Children’s services in Northern Ireland have touched the lives of many families in and around Belfast. There is a strong demand for the charity’s commendable activities in the local community.  We are pleased to be able to support the charity and hope that this event at our building, River House, will contribute to the growth of their services.”

Davinia Cann is the Regional Family Services Coordinator for Caudwell Children in Northern Ireland.

“For some parents it’s simply a case of sitting down with them and helping them to complete the necessary paperwork to access the statutory support that they need.  For others it’s helping them to access funding from Caudwell Children along with financial support from other charities and trusts,” she said.
She added: “We’re delighted to have the support of mac-interiors and Castleforge Partners to help raise funds that will enable us to continue our work here in Northern Ireland.”

To register for the event, visit riverhousebelfast.co.uk.

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