Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation’s (CIDO) and Unch have joined forces to raise money forthe Philippines Typhoon Appeal.
They held a Christmas coffee morning recently in the i2 CIDO Innovation Centre on Portadown’s Charlestown Road. Over 50 people from local businesses came to support CIDO and enjoyed a coffee morning and raffle.
CIDO team member William Gowing very bravely offered to have his head shaved for sponsorship and CIDO tenant Rory McConville from Land of Lizards came along with some of his exotic pets for attendees to see and handle.
CIDO hold a Christmas coffee morning for clients at this time each year. However, the CIDO and Unch teams were moved by the plight of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which forced over four million people from their homes leaving many families with nothing, and decided to run a charity event instead.
CIDO welcomed Samuel Gardiner, Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Mark Baxter and Deputy Mayor of Craigavon Councillor Colin McCusker who gave up their time to attend.
Special thanks go to the businesses and individuals who provided the raffle prizes; Michael Black, CIDO chairman, TPKBB / Maj Industries, Segway NI, Icono, Angel Hair, Customer Sense Training, Ashley Wood Beauty, Purple Sheep, Geoff Telford Photography, The Fat Gherkin, Camping NI, Wee Wonders, Caroline Lucas and Teresa Allen.
The event was a great success with £1,000 raised for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.