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Daisy Dream Team takes on the Belfast Marathon

Daisy Dream Team made up of our supporters, staff and family members takes on the Belfast Marathon in support of children and young people.

I have worked for Cancer Fund for Children for 6 years and the journey has been incredible. It’s amazing to work for a charity that is there for families when they are navigating a cancer diagnosis and they are always so appreciative of the emotional and social support we offer.

As the Community Services Manager, it is my job to empower, support and encourage our team of Cancer Support Specialists as they help children and young people develop coping skills, so they feel able to handle whatever cancer throws at them.

Outside of work, my husband and I have 3 young children that certainly keep us on our toes ,busy and happy.  Having an amazing job and great family life reminds me to live life to the fullest, to be present and to be thankful for everyday!

I decided to join the Daisy Dream Team because I love a challenge and I see this as an opportunity to work with a group of amazing, dynamic people that help us deliver our vital services. I may not be the best runner in the world, but I make up for that with lots of energy and enthusiasm!

If you are considering taking part in any aspect of the marathon, I would say go for it. This is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try new things, as well as help us ensure no child has to face cancer alone.

Whether you sign up for the full marathon, the relay, the 8 mile walk or donate to our team, every bit of help will allow us to keep bringing moments of joy to the lives of children and young people.

Regina, Community Services Manager at Cancer Fund for Children

I joined the Daisy Dream Team because Cancer Fund for Children is an amazing charity who supported my family through our own cancer experience in 2019. We enjoyed a much-needed break at their therapeutic centre Daisy Lodge and my children went on residentials at their Narnia Log Cabin, building connections with other young people and developing coping skills. My son even completed his Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award with the charity!

I have been raising money for Cancer Fund for Children for the last 3 years and will continue to do so as it just means so much to me. I would encourage anyone who is thinking of taking part in the Belfast Marathon or the relay to raise money for Cancer Fund For Children. They really go above and beyond to help families affected by cancer, they are a great bunch, and I am proud to run as part of their team. Let’s do this!

Laura, mother supported by Cancer Fund for Children

I’m Conor Kelly, one of the Peer Facilitators for our Youth Engagement team, and I think the Daisy Dream Team is a lovely opportunity for us to help ourselves by getting out and getting moving, while also helping to raise funds for what we do at Cancer Fund for Children. I would absolutely encourage anyone to get involved however they can, donating or running, a little or a lot, it all adds up.

Conor, Peer Facilitator at Cancer Fund for Children

You can support the Daisy Dream team today on https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/DaisyDreamTeam2023.

Donate today so we can help ensure no child has to face cancer alone.