Ian Haldane, managing director at Haldane Fisher, has raised a fantastic £20,000 for Marie Curie.

Smashing an original fundraising target of £10,000, Mr Haldane ran the Rome Marathon in March 2014 in memory of and tribute to his late mother, Elizabeth Haldane. He was delighted with all the support he received, both from friends and family, as well as colleagues, clients of and suppliers to Haldane Fisher.

Mr Haldane said: “Completing a marathon has always been a personal long term goal and having the opportunity to raise money for such a worthwhile cause as Marie Curie at the same time has just been fantastic.”

Suzy McIlveen, senior partnership manager at Marie Curie, said: “We have nurses in communities’ right across Northern Ireland, providing care for people with all terminal illnesses at the end of their lives. Ian’s generous donation funds one of our nurses for a whole year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ian, the team at Haldane Fisher and all his fantastic supporters.”

Ms Mcllveen added: “Marie Curie is delighted to have been chosen as the official charity for the 2015 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon; something we’re all very excited about. The theme for the 2015 event is ‘Make this Your Moment’ and we’d encourage all those interested in getting involved to do just that…to think about their moment that motivates them to lace up their running shoes and to support Marie Curie.”

The Belfast City Marathon takes place on Monday 4 May, 2015.