Our Newsletter

It has been an incredible few months for Cancer Fund for Children. In this edition of the Daisy News, we share how we have continued to adapt to changing restrictions and how your donations and support is continuing to make a difference to the lives of children and young people impacted by cancer.

You will read about a pre-bereavement conference we hosted for health professionals in Daisy Lodge. Throughout the pandemic, we have seen a marked increase in demand for support for families who are at end-of-life and as a result are currently reviewing our bereavement service.  Our new #iWill Advocacy group will play an important role in helping us shape this support moving forward.

It was great to see residential group support including our Duke of Edinburgh and Gaisce Awards in full swing over the summer. Our Services Team delivered a packed programme of face-to-face support, residential group work programmes and therapeutic short breaks.

One memorable highlight from the past few months is of course Rory Best’s Miles 2 Mayo challenge which saw Rory walk over two hundred miles during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  You will read more about his tremendous effort on page 7.  It was a privilege to get to know Rory the husband, father, friend and leader.  He not only waved the flag for childhood cancer he also raised an incredible sum to help us ensure children across the island of Ireland receive the emotional support they need.  We are proud to have Rory Best as our ambassador and to have walked alongside him on this incredible journey.

It goes without saying that the impact our services have on children, young people and families living with cancer would not be possible without your continued support and generosity.  For that, we are incredibly grateful.