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Cancer Fund for Children Daisy Lodge picks up a Green Apple!

We are delighted to announce our Cancer Fund for Children Daisy Lodge project has won the national prize for Environmental Sustainability Best Practice at the 2014 Green Apple Awards. 

The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.

Cancer Fund for Children Chief Executive Gillian Creevy said: “I was delighted and very proud to attend the Houses of Parliament with the talented Heron Bros Team to accept the Green Apple Award for environmental sustainability and best practice at Daisy Lodge. This beautiful, purpose-built short break facility provides a serene haven for exhausted families living with cancer. The fact that the building is also environmentally friendly just makes it all the more special.”

Sustainability was considered throughout all stages of the Daisy Lodge project including design, procurement and construction of the building.  Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty the building was designed to reflect its natural surroundings.  Using carefully selected materials and including clean and renewable technologies, Daisy Lodge will operate efficiently while continuing to provide a very important respite facility for families affected by cancer all over Northern Ireland.

Cancer Fund for Children Daisy Lodge will be published in the International Green Book for environmental sustainability best practice.

For more information on the NICFC Daisy Lodge visit

For more information on The Green Organization visit

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From left to right:

Noel Mullan, Commercial Director, Heron Bros Ltd

Gillian Creevy, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children

Ronnie Foreman,  Chairman, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children

Michael McDowell, MCD Architects