Elf Producer, Todd Komarnicki assists Cleaver Fulton Rankin to raise over £6,000 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society

December 9, 2013

Cleaver Fulton Rankin are delighted to have raised over £6000 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society at a private screening of Elf at Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast on 5 December 2013.

Hosted by Citybeat’s Stephen Clements, Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s employees, clients, friends and family enjoyed a champagne reception, photo opportunities with the firm’s very own Elf, Solicitor Chris McCluskey and festive Christmas goodie bags.  Guests also had the chance to win fantastic raffle prizes donated by hotels, restaurants and stores across Northern Ireland.

The evening was supported by local celebrities such as Barra Best, Ken Doherty and Brian Kennedy who appeared in a spoof film to help persuade guests to make a donation to the charity.  However, making the evening even more special, the firm played a video message from the film’s Producer, Todd Komarnicki, who expressed his happiness that the film had been chosen to support a great cause. He highlighted the importance of the evening and asked people to give generously stating that ‘to be alive, clear of thought and strong of body is such a gift and unfortunately some of our finer citizens suffer from not having that opportunity’. The film can be viewed by clicking here.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin chose the Alzheimer’s Society, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in Northern Ireland, as its Charity of the Year for 2013 and to date have raised approximately £15,000.

Lisa Boyd, Director, who organised the event along with Associate Solicitor Caitriona Flanagan said, “Cleaver Fulton Rankin would like to extend our thanks to everyone who supported the firm’s fourth Charity Cinema Night and helped us raise funds for our Charity of the Year, the Alzheimer’s Society. The screening of Elf closes off a great year of fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society with fundraising efforts also including competing in marathons and cycling events as well as a curry club, monthly dress down days and bake sales. Our staff have been delighted to be involved and contribute to fundraising ideas that have made a direct and tangible contribution to local people affected by dementia.”

Northern Ireland companies including Corish Productions, the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Phil Smyth Photography, MMK Express, Corrie’s and many other sponsors also helped to make the evening a success by providing sponsorship and support.

Pictures from the event are available to view by clicking here