SDC Trailers raise £70,000 for charity partner Age NI

Local semi-trailer manufacturer, SDC, have raised over £70,000 during a two-year charity partnership with Age NI, the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. Employees of the SDC Group, including MDF Engineering in Antrim, raised the funds through payroll giving and other fundraising activities, the group had three teams in the Belfast Marathon and two full marathon runners; Jimmy Cassidy (SDC) and Chris McPolin (MDF).

Nadine Campbell, Head of Fundraising at Age NI said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at SDC Trailers and MDF Engineering for all their support for Age NI over the past two years. The amount raised is absolutely phenomenal and is testament to the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of all staff in supporting us through payroll giving, donations and a range of fundraising activities. Funds raised will help us to provide a range of advice, care and support to older people across Northern Ireland, helping them to stay independent, connected and inspiring them to love later life.”

Funds raised by SDC Trailers have supported Age NI’s wide range of services for older people in Northern Ireland including an advice line, community navigators, policy activities and products for people aged over 50. In addition to fundraising activities, the partnership generated greater awareness of the charity’s services and engagement with the local community during a health check and information day hosted by SDC.

Commenting on the collaboration, SDC’s CEO Enda Cushnahan said: “The SDC group appoint a new charity partner every two years so that we can make an impact in different sectors and use our reach to raise awareness where possible. I am delighted that the partnership with Age NI has been so successful, raising over £70,000 to support the charities activities, our employees have embraced the partnership and have made a highly positive contribution to the services for older people in Northern Ireland.”

Partnership highlights

  • £70,000 raised over 2 years from employee giving and activities such as Belfast City Marathon
  • Advice & Information Day – over 35 people from the local community received a full health check along with a hearing and benefit check.
  • Great brand awareness and customer engagement