Friends of the Cancer Centre relies entirely on donations from our wonderful supporters and regular donations play a really important part in enabling us to support people with cancer now, and help the charity plan for the future. Your support could help someone like Gordon (pictured on the left with his wife) who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016.
Your regular gift of £5 per month could pay for a welcoming cup of tea or coffee for 21 people every month when they attend for treatment.
Giving in celebration is a simple, personal and uniquely thoughtful way to mark special days in special ways.
So, whether you are having a quiet celebration or having , a big bash, perhaps you will consider sharing your special day with Friends of the Cancer Centre?
Below, you will find some ways in which you can get your friends and family involved.
It is really simple and by asking friends and family to make a donation to Friends of the Cancer Centre, together you can give a really special gift, the gift of care to a local cancer patient.
Every donation will make a difference and for example, just £25 could provide one hour of nursing care, from one of the charity’s team of 14 specialist nurses.
If you would like to give one of the charity’s virtual gifts, they range from £5 for an activity pack for a child to £200 to help provide financial support for a family. You can purchase a virtual gift here.
Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult time and the loss can have a devastating effect on the lives of those left behind.
During this life-changing time, many people find the strength and kindness to use their loss to support other people and other families in similar situations, by making a donation in lieu of flowers.
If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers you can donate directly to us, or your funeral director will be able to look after the arrangements on your behalf.
An alternative option, is to give family and friends the opportunity to make their donations remotely, via a JustGiving ‘In Memory’ page. You can find out more here https://www.justgiving.com/fcc/raisemoney
If you are a UK taxpayer, your donation to Friends of the Cancer Centre could be worth an extra 25% at no additional cost to you. Thanks to the Gift Aid scheme, with your permission, Friends of the Cancer Centre can claim 25p for every £1 you donate.
Last year, we were able to reclaim over £83,000 through Gift Aid donations. This could help us fund 3,320 hours of nursing care or 3,320 complementary therapy treatments.
Simply email [email protected] to receive your Gift Aid Declaration & boost your donation to support local cancer patients.
Everybody loves payday, but did you know that your pay has the power to support local cancer patients? Payroll Giving, also known as Give as you Earn, gives you the chance to make a regular donation directly to us through your salary. It’s a great way to support our work as your donation is made before any tax deductions, which means that you pay less and the taxman makes up the difference. For example, if you want to give a regular gift of £10, only £8 will be deducted from your salary each month and the government makes up the remaining £2.
Find out if your employer operates the Payroll Giving/ Give as You Earn scheme by contacting your payroll department.
If they do, simply ask them to set up a regular donation to Friends of the Cancer Centre. The charity is registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC 101345
If your employer doesn’t currently operate the scheme, just give us a call on 028 9069 9393 and we can advise on other ways you can support us through regular giving.
If you’re getting married why not make Friends of the Cancer Centre part of your special day?
Many couples generously choose to make a donation to Friends of the Cancer Centre in lieu of traditional favours or gifts for guests.
If you choose to make a donation to Friends of the Cancer Centre, we have a selection of beautiful place cards which you can set on your tables to let your family and friends know that you’re sharing your special day with us. If you would like to give your guests a small gift, you can add our pin badges or wristbands.
For further information please email [email protected]