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Newry company Granite Exchange donates 32 County GAA Shirts

Newry company Granite Exchange has generously donated 32 county GAA jerseys from the ‘An Evening of 2 Halves’ event.


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The event, hosted by Newry-based marketing consultant Tony McKeown earlier this year, was for local children’s charity Cancer Fund for Children.



The sports chat corporate event was held at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Thursday 13 February.

It saw Former International Rugby and Ex-GAA County stars come together for the night to discuss the sports and their careers.

Cancer Fund for Children was supported on the night, alongside Co-Operation Ireland, through proceeds raised from the charity raffle and silent auction.



Granite Exchange, founded by Jonathan McKeown, have now taken their support one step further by making this incredibly generous donation, which Cancer Fund for Children plans to put to good use in raising funds in support of their vital services.

Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children, accepted the gift from Colleen O’Hare, Manager of Granite Exchange, on Wednesday 21 October at the Granite Exchange office on Kildare Street in Newry.

Of the gift, Phil said, “At Cancer Fund for Children, we support young people aged 0-24 who have been diagnosed with cancer and young people of the same age who have a parent diagnosed with cancer and their families.



“It has been incredibly tough this year, as it has for all charities and organisations, to continue our work, but we remain open and here to accept new referrals and support all young people who have been impacted by cancer when they need us now more than ever.

“We have been able to do this through the continued support of local businesses and individuals, so I cannot thank Colleen and the team at Granite Exchange enough for their continued support.


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“The majority of our income is dependent on public donations, fundraising and events, and the capacity to do so more or less disappeared overnight.

Phil continued, “We have seen our fundraising income reduced by 45% as a direct result of the pandemic.

“With our team of innovative fundraisers, we will ensure this incredibly generous gift of the 32 county GAA jerseys will be put to good use in raising funds so we can continue to be here for families throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

He added, “Cancer will not stop, so neither will we.”



Colleen told Newry Times, “We are delighted as a business to have built such a wonderful relationship with all the team at Cancer Fund for Children.

“They are an amazing charity who provide an invaluable service throughout Northern Ireland.

“It’s unfortunate due to the crisis that their well-needed fundraising will be impacted.

“The jerseys are a small gesture of our support and gratitude.



She added, “Hopefully our contribution can help make a difference.” 

To find out more about the work of Cancer Fund for Children, visit, or to find out more about Granite Exchange and their flexible office space and meeting rooms, and their brand-new Granite Podcast Studio, visit



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