H&A Mechanical step out in memory of founder

Ann McWilliams and Carlus McWiliams of H&A Mechanical Services are pictured handing over a cheque for £20,000 to STEPS representatives Malachy and Margaret McGuigan and Grainne O'Kane. Also pcitured from left are Geardette McCloskey, Maeve Quinn, Maria McWilliams, Maureen Quinn, Marie Bolly, Martin Collins and Benny Quinn. The money was raised by the staff and friends of H&A Mechanical in memory of the late Hugh McWilliams.

Big-hearted staff at H&A Mechanical Services have pounded the pavement to raise a phenomenal £20,000 for a local mental health charity.

Over 60 employees, family and friends donned their running/walking shoes to take part in the Belfast City Marathon in memory of the company’s founder, Hugh McWilliams.

H&A, based in Draperstown, Co Londonderry, was blown away by the total raised and thanked all those involved, stressing how much the money would mean to people in the local community.

The company chose mental health organisation STEPS as its partner for this fantastic event.

And the cherry on top; H&A also received an award for entering the most teams (13) in this year’s Belfast City Marathon.

Established in 1993, H&A has grown from a payroll of 6 people to an employee base of over 200.