Barry runs double-marathon for Children’s Cancer Unit

GBS Roofing Managing Director, Barry Mairs runs double-marathon and raises over £7,800 for Children's Cancer Unit...

Barry Mairs, Managing Director of Antrim-based GBS Roofing pictured at the Royal Belfast Hospital For Sick Children after running over 60 miles in one day from Portrush to Belfast in aid of the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity. The run, which Barry completed in 11 hours, has so far managed to raise over £7600 for the unit, which is based at the Royal. Barry is pictured with Carol Ann Jackson from the Children’s Cancer Unit, Jacqueline Wilkinson from The Childrens Cancer Unit Charity, and Bernie McShane and Francine McDonald from the Children’s Cancer Unit.

Barry Mairs, Managing Director of GBS Roofing, ran from Portrush to Belfast during the summer, raising over £7,800 for the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity, based at The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Barry, who completed the 60+mile run in just 11 hours, says, “Charities are facing huge fundraising challenges at the moment, so it is important that we continue to help in any way we can. The Children’s Cancer Unit provides vital specialist care and support to children and their families during the most difficult time of their lives.

“GBS Roofing had adopted The Children’s Cancer Unit as its charity for 2020 but the pandemic meant some of our fundraising events had to be postponed.”

Barry’s fundraising smashed their target of £4,000 to provide the Unit with an interactive robot for the classroom.

Donations are still being accepted via or by going to the JustGiving homepage and typing GBS Roofing into the search box.

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