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  • Anne Mayes retires from Johnson Brothers  after 25 years

Anne Mayes retires from Johnson Brothers after 25 years


Anne Mayes has retired after 25 years of service to Johnson Brothers, Lisburn. She retired on the very day she celebrated 25 years.

Acknowledging her service, dedication and loyalty, the directors of Johnson Brothers presented her with a long service watch.

Richard Johnson, financial director, praised Anne and thanked her on behalf of the directors for her contribution to the company. He commented, “Anne joined the company in 1993 and worked in the accounts department, where she was highly respected by all the staff in the department and the company. He also thanked her for all her tireless work and efforts in raising thousands of pounds over the years for MacMillan Cancer and other charities through her fantastic coffee mornings and other events”.

He continued, “We will all miss Anne and wish her a long and happy retirement”.                                                           

Tania Bailie, Area Fundraising Manager for Northern Ireland, Macmillan Cancer Support, also thanked Anne, commenting, “Anne has been a tremendous supporter and friend of Macmillan Cancer Support. Through her hard work and fundraising efforts, she has raised over £15,000 for our much needed work and her achievement will make a huge difference to help people find the best way through and live life as fully as they can.”

Anne is pictured receiving her presentation with the directors of Johnson Brothers, from left to right: Philip Mills, Dermot Johnson, Anne Mayes, Andy Johnson and Richard Johnson.


  • Action Cancer says ‘Thank You’ to Johnsons Coffee  for raising over £210,000

Action Cancer says ‘Thank You’ to Johnsons Coffee for raising over £210,000



Action Cancer staff recently visited Johnsons Coffee for a training day and took the opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to Johnsons Coffee for all their efforts in raising over £210,000 for the charity, over the past three years. Dougie King, Head of Fundraising & Communications at Action Cancer made the presentation to Philip Mills, Group Sales Director.

Dougie commented, “We are very grateful to everyone at Johnsons Coffee who have helped raise this tremendous amount through sponsorship of our Paint The Town Pink campaign.

As a result, we have provided 2,600 free breast cancer screening sessions for women in Northern Ireland. Most of those women have been reassured that they do not have the disease. However, we have also detected 15 breast cancers in women at an early and more treatable stage. So, with Johnsons Coffee support we have saved lives of local women and look forward to doing so in the months and years to come.”

Philip Mills, Group Sales Director at Johnson Brothers commented, “Johnsons Coffee is a local roaster and part of the local community, so we are delighted to help such a worthy cause and the great work done by Action Cancer in Northern Ireland.”