NICVA staff get ready to relay!

1 May 2014 Shauna O'Neill    Last updated: 9 Jul 2014

NICVA staff are getting ready to run the 2014 Belfast City Marathon relay race in an effort to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania.

Pictured left to right: Bob Harper, Justin McCullagh, Denise Copeland and Louise Foster.

This May Bank Holiday Monday, Denise Copeland, Justin McCullagh, Louise Foster and Bob Harper will be pounding the streets of Belfast covering the 26 mile route, starting from City Hall and finishing at Ormeau Park.

For the 12th year, our relay team have chosen to raise funds for the Sunshine Foundation Romania, a charity that seeks to improve the lives and living conditions of abandoned children from oppressive and poorly managed orphanages.

Sunshine is a very small, but highly effective charity. It has built two houses and two supported living apartments for children and young people rescued from the orphanages in Brasov County in Transylvania. It also supports several families in outlying villages who do not have the means to support themselves. More details can be found on their website at:

If you would like to sponsor any of our staff to help Sunshine Foundation Romania then please visit their MyDonate pages:

We welcome any support for the team, including cheering from the sidelines!'s picture
by Shauna O'Neill

Information Officer

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