Our ‘Hug in a Mug’ event will take place in all of our stores on the 18th & 19th of October! Come down for some tea, coffee and cakes & help us raise money for this amazing local Charity!



THE bets are on as A McLean races to beat its fantastic £6k fundraising total from last year as it gets ready to take part in NI Cancer Fund for Children’s Hug in a Mug campaign.

The bookmakers held coffee mornings and fundraising events in 62 stores across the province last year and raked in a phenomenal £6k for NICFC which provides practical, emotional and financial support for local families affected by cancer.

The money raised last year has helped support families affected by cancer at home, in hospital and at NICFC’s respite facility, which from Spring 2014 will take place from Daisy Lodge. When it opens its doors in the Spring, the facility will allow NICFC to provide free therapeutic short breaks to up to 500 families per year affected by cancer. Money raised through this year’s campaign will help NICFC deliver this service.

As building work on Daisy Lodge progresses, A McLean’s marketing manager, Megan McKeown said she is delighted to see that the company’s fundraising has materialised into something wonderful and is urging other businesses to sign up and hold a Hug in a Mug coffee morning so the charity can provide short breaks for families.

“We really surprised ourselves last year by how well we did with Hug in a Mug. All the staff really gave it their all and our customers really dug deep. In addition to coffee mornings during which customers were encouraged to donate just what they could, some stores also held prize draws and competitions which really helped bolster our fundraising.

“All the money we’ve raised stays right here in Northern Ireland and is used to help local families which is an added incentive. I would urge any businesses currently considering holding a Hug in a Mug event to get baking and get the kettle on – your cup of coffee or tea could make a huge difference to one of the many local families here affected by cancer,” she said.

By simply getting work colleagues or friends together for a hot drink and some delicious cakes, you can make an important difference this Autumn to the many families here in need of an NI Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) therapeutic short break.

Sign up to Hug in a Mug today by contacting Allison on 028 9080 5599 or info@nicfc.com.



A McLean marketing manager Megan McKeown (left) and NI Cancer Fund for Children’s Amanda Steele are urging businesses to sign up to the charity’s Hug in a Mug coffee morning. A McLean raised a phenomenal £6k for the charity by holding a Hug in a Mug event in every store across the province. This year they are aiming to smash that record and are challenging other businesses to follow suit.