The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association have this year chosen Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI as the charity to benefit from the funds raised by members and their guests at their annual dinner held some weeks ago.

Further donations have been received since the dinner and Association president, Michael Mc Aree was delighted to present a cheque for the grand total of £6,770 to Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI.  

The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association have raised £6,770 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI. The sum was raised by members and their guests at the NIGTA 53rd Annual Dinner. NIGTA President Michael McAree was delighted to hand over the cheque to Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI.  The charity was selected by the president as his chosen charity for the occasion. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association have raised £6,770 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI. The sum was raised by members and their guests at the NIGTA 53rd Annual Dinner. NIGTA President Michael McAree was delighted to hand over the cheque to Joanne Badger, Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI. The charity was selected by the president as his chosen charity for the occasion. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

In thanking NIGTA for their generous support Joanne highlighted the work of the charity in supporting life-saving research into Leukaemia, Lymphoma and blood cancers here in Northern Ireland.

These cancers can be diagnosed in both children and adults and through their support of the Haematology Research Group at Queens University the charity aims to ensure that in the future people of all ages survive blood cancers.