Bangor man, the late Dave McCoy, has been honoured by his colleagues in Newtownards and his home town through a fundraiser in his name.

Staff from EUROSPAR Hardford Link and EUROSPAR Carrowdore in Newtownards, as well as EUROSPAR Rathgael in Bangor represented the SPAR and EUROSPAR stores throughout Ards and North Down to present Macmillan Cancer Support with a cheque for £1,500.

Dave McCoy worked for Henderson Retail for over 10 years throughout stores in the area and was store manager at SPAR Abbeyhill in Bangor before he passed away in 2017.

Joanne Walker, store manager at EUROSPAR Carrowdore commented; “We wanted to honour Dave as he was a huge part of our lives for so long, and so loved throughout the teams he worked with over the years.

“Our shoppers throughout North Down & Ards will have known his face and had a great relationship with him. We held an 80s disco night at the local Bryansburn Inn, and we’d like to extend a huge thank you to Ian Carmichael who provided the room and supper for us.

“The soundtrack to the night was provided by Sarah from The Party Deejay NI who also donated her time for the event. It was a brilliant night organised by all teams from the stores in the area. Dave would’ve loved it.”

The £1,500 will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support providing invaluable services right here in Northern Ireland.

Joanne Young from the organisation added; “Dave utilised the support services of Macmillan during his illness, so it is a great honour for his colleagues to remember him in this way and raise such vital funds for our services in Northern Ireland.

“The organisation provides practical, emotional and financial support to cancer patients here and none of it would be possible without initiatives like this.”

Pictured are (L-R) Jo Orr from EUROSPAR Rathgael, Bangor; Nigel Walker from EUROSPAR Hardford Link, Newtownards with Joanne Young, Macmillan Cancer Support and Joanne Walker, EUROSPAR Carrowdore.

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