Irish FA Aiming To Raise £50,000 for Children With Cancer
In exciting news the Irish FA has extended their charity partnership with Cancer Fund for Children with the aim of raising more than £50,000 this Autumn.
The money will help support our Road Miles Scheme, a programme that provides vital financial grants for families who have been affected by cancer and which helps cover the cost of travelling to and from the main cancer treatment centres in Northern Ireland.
As part of the partnership we well have bucket collections at matches, feature on Northern Ireland sponsor backdrops and have branding in the stadium. The Irish FA will also promote our work on the Association’s digital and social media channels.
Irish FA President, David Martin, said:
“I have witnessed at first-hand the remarkable work of the Cancer Fund for Children and I am delighted that the Irish Football Association is partnering with the charity for Northern Ireland’s UEFA Nations League campaign this autumn.
“We know that fans all over the country travel to the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park to watch matches, but we also know that there are children and young people who are travelling a similar generic route for treatment at cancer centres less than a mile from the ground.
“Through this partnership we hope to support families making that journey by removing the financial burden of having to pay for fuel while caring for a sick child.”
Gillian Creevy, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children said,
“When a family is told the devastating news that their child has cancer family life is shattered. The least of their worries should be the financial impact of a childhood cancer diagnosis and yet we know that families right across Northern Ireland travel many miles, sometimes every day, to get to their main treatment centre in Belfast.
“We are truly delighted that the Irish FA is supporting our Road Miles scheme which will provide vital financial support to families so that they can focus on what is most important – caring for their child.”
Fans can donate £5 to the Cancer Fund for Children by texting GAWA to 70660.
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