The recent Walkers, Runners and Cyclists clocked up almost 20,000 kilometres and raised an amazing €15,150, which was well above (169%) our original goal. A big THANK YOU to all who participated and to all who donated to make this such an incredible win and raise much needed funding for our three local charities;
Greystones Cancer Support
Move for Parkinson’s
St. Catherine’s Special School, Newcastle
Hugh Ivory chatting with Declan Meehan on EastCoast Fm about upcoming fundraiser
Sadly there will be no Womens Mini Marathon again this year. This, in the past, has been one of Greystones Cancer Support’s biggest fundraisers and probably one of the best days out!
We are hoping some of you can still help us by signing up and walking / running / jogging the 10k for us virtually on 19th September 2021. The more the merrier! You can choose your route, choose your walking or running friends and off you go! If 10k proves too much, perhaps spread the 10k over a number of days.
You can sign up at: https://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/ to receive the usual t-shirt and medal or just simply contact us regarding a GCS sponsorship card.
Alternatively, you can set up an idonate page for online sponsorship or we have sponsorship cards here in the Centre. We would love to get as many people involved as possible. Please spread the word for us!
We rely on all donations to keep our services going for those affected by cancer in the local community.
We really appreciate all the support! And thank you in advance to those who have already signed up. Best of luck to you all!
Greystones Cancer Support
Your Local Community Cancer Support Group
La Touche Place
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Greystones Cancer Support (GCS) Easter Fundraising Appeal raised over €5,500, a fantastic outcome for GCS! Every euro collected will assist in paying for the vital support services provided by GCS to our clients on a day-to-day basis.
Thank you again to all the local businesses from Greystones, Delgany, Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy and Newcastle, whose co-operation and willingness to assist, ensured the success of the fundraising appeal, in a time when Covid-19 has interfered with so much of our normal fundraising capabilities.
Some businesses went above and beyond our expectations, they know who they are, and this is very much appreciated. Thanks also to everyone from the community who contributed to the appeal.
The Easter fundraising appeal raised awareness of the work carried out by GCS in the local community and the fact that GCS is there, willing, ready, and available, to lend a listening ear and a helping hand to our clients affected by cancer in the area.
Again, the considerable work involved in arranging, preparing for, and seeing through a fund-raiser of this nature on a busy Easter weekend was very substantial. This work was in the main carried out by Victor, Niamh, and Julie from our fundraising team who with the assistance of our General Committee members, planned, prepared for, and carried out the Easter Fundraising Appeal in such a smooth and successful manner. Thank you all for such a massive effort, it is so much valued by everyone involved with GCS.
Thank you to the Juice Bar and Burrito Box who raised over €1,000 between them
Thanks You to Little Pidgeon, Delgany who raised €120
Thank You to Firhouse, Delgany who raised €400
Greystones Cancer Support is greatly appreciative of the efforts of Jordan Nevin with his recent donation to GCS.
Jordan’s Grandad, Patrick Keaveney, who served in the Irish Army, passed away from cancer in March 2020.
In memory of his Grandad, Jordan participated in Movember 2020. He shaved off his beard and set up a GoFundMe page so people could donate, and he raised a total of €367.50 which he recently presented to GCS.
The donation is very welcome in these Covid-19 times and will be put to good use by GCS. Thanks again Jordan for commemorating your Grandad is such a wonderful way and for the donation towards the important work we do on the cancer front in the local area.
GCS would like to extend their great appreciation to Brian Whelan and Anne Randolph for their fantastic evening of music on Good Friday night last.
In making the occasion a fund-raising effort for GCS and MQI, the event raised much needed funds for both organisations.
The mood of Good Friday was certainly uplifted by their vocal performances and the lovely choice of music and songs selected. The event was viewed in various different countries and certainly helped in raising people’s spirits as they joined in the singing from the comfort of their own homes.
GCS are so appreciative for their unique, calming, singing talents and the efforts they made in giving such a lovely musical treat.
We are so grateful to both for making this occasion a joint fundraising event for GCS and MQI.
GCS also wish to thank Anne Twohig for her important backroom work in making the transmission go off so smoothly.
The last year has been so difficult for voluntary organisations. It is really important to keep awareness of organisations such as GCS and MQI in the public arena, as we rely totally on funding from the public to continue to provide our much-needed support services.
Thanks to everyone who listened in and donated. It is very much appreciated.