Ian Haldane raises 20,000 for Marie Curie

Ian Haldane, Managing Director at Haldane Fisher, is photographed with Suzy McIlveen, Senior Partnership Manager at Marie Curie. Together they celebrate a fantastic £20,000 raised in support of Ian’s Rome Marathon run in March, for Marie Curie.

Haldane Fisher is one of the leading independent builder’s merchants in Northern Ireland, now with 10 branches across the province, serving both trade customers and the general public with a huge range of products – everything from timber and building materials to plumbing and heating, home improvement products to internal finishes such as kitchens, bathrooms, doors and floors.

Smashing an original fundraising target of £10,000, Ian ran the marathon in memory of and tribute to his late mother, Elizabeth Haldane. He was delighted with all the support he received, both from friends and family, as well as colleagues, clients of and suppliers to Haldane Fisher.

Ian remarked, “Completing a Marathon has always been a personal long term goal and having the opportunity to raise money for such a worthwhile cause as Marie Curie at the same time has just been fantastic”

Suzy McIlveen commented, “We have Nurses in communities’ right across Northern Ireland, providing care for people with all terminal illnesses at the end of their lives.  Ian’s generous donation funds one of our Nurses for a whole year! We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ian, the team at Haldane Fisher and all his fantastic supporters.

Marie Curie is delighted to have been chosen as the official charity for the 2015 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon; something we’re all very excited about. The theme for the 2015 event is ‘Make this Your Moment’ and we’d encourage all those interested in getting involved to do just that…to think about their moment that motivates them to lace up their running shoes and to support Marie Curie”

The Belfast City Marathon takes place on May Day Bank Holiday, Monday 4th May 2015.  

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