To mark the opening of its first Northern Ireland store, Freshii, the leading global healthy eating fast food restaurant chain, is supporting Miss Northern Ireland, Emma Carswell as she participates in Belfast City Marathon to raise funds for the race’s official charity partner Mencap.
The newly opened Freshii store in Belfast is located in an iconic building on 1 Donegall Square West – adjacent to the 35th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon starting line.
Thousands of participants and spectators are expected at the popular race, which is taking place in the city on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1.
Freshii Belfast’s Operation Manager Conall Kelly said: “Since we are right at the heart of one of Belfast’s biggest sporting events of the year, it is the perfect time to introduce the Freshii brand and show our commitment to bringing great healthy food and a new way to eat in the city.
“Freshii will be opening more stores in Belfast and other locations in Northern Ireland over the coming months.
“We are investing and creating jobs in the local economy and pursuing our mission to help people all over the world live healthier and better lives by making nutritious food convenient and affordable.
“We are fresh out of the starting blocks in Belfast and we are in it for the long run in Northern Ireland!
“Eat. Energize. That’s the Freshii mantra. Freshii is a global healthy eating fast food restaurant brand that serves fresh food designed to energize people on the go and we will certainly see a lot of people ‘on the go’ at the Belfast Marathon on Monday.
“We are delighted to be supporting Emma Carswell as she takes part in the marathon to raise funds for Mencap and we wish her well in the race.”
“Miss Northern Ireland Emma Carswell said: “I am running to raise funds for Mencap and I want to thank Freshii for their support. I wish them every success with their new store in Belfast. I’m planning to Eat and Energize at Freshii before and after I run my part in our relay team.
“I became a Mencap NI ambassador to help raise awareness and change society’s attitudes toward people with learning disabilities.
“As an ambassador I’m honoured to raise vital funds to help Mencap NI continue their wonderful work.
“Everyday Mencap NI play a crucial role in making a difference to the lives of others throughout the community, improving health for people with a learning disability and giving children the best start in life. I stepping up for Mencap and I hope others will join me.”
MAIN PIC – Conall Kelly, Operations Manager at Freshii Belfast, proves they are in it for the long run as Miss Northern Ireland, 22-year-old Emma Carswell, helps launch the new Freshii store at Wellington Place, beside Belfast City Hall. Freshii is sponsoring Emma as she competes in the marathon on the city on May Day Monday to raise funds for Mencap Picture Credit: Bill Smyth
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