Antrim Truck Dealer To Raise £50k For Children's Hospice

A Co Antrim truck dealer is celebrating 50 years in business by pledging to raise £50,000 for charity.

Dennison Commercials will mark its golden anniversary with a series of fundraising events for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.

The family run business operates with 25 staff offering new and used Volvo truck sales and rentals as well as servicing, parts and supplies.

The Ballyclare firm also recently launched Dennison JCB- a JCB dealership providing sales, parts and services to Northern Ireland and Donegal.

Staff at the company opted to nominate the hospice as their chosen charity for the year and are gearing up for a year of fundraising.

Dennisons Managing Director John Jenkins said: "Celebrating 50 years in business is a very important milestone for us, and we wanted to do something special to mark this momentous occasion.

"It seemed quite fitting to try to raise £50,000 in our 50th year to support this wonderful charity who carry out fantastic work across Northern Ireland.

"As we reflect over the last five decades, Dennisons is a story of great achievements in the past and future innovation; it's a story of our incredible staff working together to achieve the highest standards in our industry and, above all, the support from our wonderful and loyal customers.

"We look forward to celebrating our anniversary throughout the year as we tell the story of Dennisons."

NI Children's Hospice is the only facility of its kind in Northern Ireland and cares for children of all ages, from babies to teenagers, who have life limiting and life-threatening conditions or who require end of life support.

Corporate Fundraiser for the charity Fiona McCann commented: "We are very grateful to Dennisons, this fundraising commitment will help us to continue to provide vital care services for children, as well as giving families the opportunity to rest and enjoy the time they have together."

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