Donegal IFA has launched a fundraising drive throughout Donegal for Cancer Care West.
Over the next three months, three major events will be held in the farming community to raise awareness and funds to highlight the vital work Cancer Care West undertakes for Donegal cancer patients.
The Cancer Care West support centre in Letterkenny provides support services for cancer patients and their families throughout Donegal.
Unfortunately, Donegal cancer patients must travel to Galway University Hospital for radiotherapy treatment. Whilst in Galway, Cancer Care West provides accommodation in their 33-bedroom lodge called Inis Aoibhinn. A family member can also stay.
All the services that Cancer Care West provide to Donegal cancer patients and their families are free of charge.
Cancer has affected many families throughout Donegal, this is an opportunity to contribute & generate much needed funds.
Galway and Mayo IFA have already run successful events for this worthy charity.
The plan for Donegal is:
A tractor run and Dyno Test Day followed by a BBQ on the Saturday 24th August in East Donegal
Hold an Auction of donated livestock (sheep & cattle) in Ballybofey/Stranorlar mart on Friday 20th September
A final event of a buffet supper & auction of other donated goods and services on Friday 18th October in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny
All money raised and donated will go directly to Cancer Care West to provide vital services and support in Donegal.
Any help or contributions from farmers. Agribusinesses or anyone else for any of the events listed above would be greatly encouraged and appreciated.
IFA branch chairman, the county officers, or any of the organising committee listed below can be contacted for more information:
Michael Chance (Chair)- 0868031858
Marion Boyce (Secretary)- 0872789528
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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