The Belfast menswear retailer has presented £3,200 to Cancer Fund for Children following the sale of the silk ties which were worn by the Northern Ireland players and officials during their memorable Euro 2016 campaign in France.
A percentage of the sale of the green and navy ties, which are embossed with the Irish FA logo, went to the charity which helps provide practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people affected by cancer.
John Keenan, Managing Director of Bogart, commented:
“We were delighted to partner with the Cancer Fund for Children on the sale of the ties and thrilled to be able to present the charity with £3,200. The work the Cancer Fund for Children carries out with young families is hugely important and we are proud that our donation will go towards such a worthy cause.
“It was fantastic to see the country getting behind the Northern Ireland team in France and this was reflected in the huge interest from the public in buying the ties. The players and manager really did look first class in the suits, and it was a pleasure to be associated with such an historic sporting adventure.”
The tie forms part of a bespoke suit designed and produced by Bogart in partnership with menswear fashion brand Herbie Frogg.
Sorcha Mac Laimhin from Cancer Fund for Children said:
“We are extremely grateful to Bogart, the Irish FA and our local football fans for this generous donation and for their support of the Cancer Fund for Children.
“The support we’ve received from the ‘Green and White Army’ will mean that we can continue to support hundreds of local families, helping them to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis, and provide them with emotional support throughout their cancer journey.”
A family-run business, Bogart is headed up by Newry-native John Keenan, who works alongside his sons Gary, Mark and Neil.
For more information, visit www.bogart.co.uk
The cheque presentation was attended by John Keenan, Managing Director of Bogart, Sorcha Mac Laimhin from the Cancer Fund for Children and Irish Football Association President David Martin.