Fermanagh GAA has joined forces with Friends of the Cancer Centre to help raise money and awareness of our vital work.

Brian Armitage, Chairman of Fermanagh GAA; Geraldine Corrigan, Chair of Friends of the Cancer Centre's Fundraising Group and Damien McHugh, Chairperson Fermanagh Health and Wellbeing Committee

Through the partnership, Fermanagh GAA will raise vital funds to support the charity’s work with the help of our wonderful Fermanagh Fundraising Group.  The group will be involved in collections at matches, including the county finals in October, as well as supporting members and clubs who chose to raise money for the charity in their own community.  Not only that, Fermanagh GAA is also getting behind the charity’s cancer awareness campaigns to raise awareness amongst players and supporters. 

Brian Armitage, Chairman of Fermanagh GAA, said:

 “Many families in Fermanagh are impacted by cancer and many will need the care and support of the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre in Belfast or the North West Cancer Centre in Derry/Londonderry.  Friends of the Cancer Centre supports both hospitals by funding nurses, providing support such as financial grants and much, much more.  The charity is here to support families every step of the way and the money we raise will help them in their vital work.

“As well as raising money, we are also really proud to be working with the charity to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer.  Encouraging our players, clubs, supporters and communities to look after their health is central to the GAA we would encourage everyone to get involved in the charity’s Breast Bud and Talking Balls campaigns and carry out checks regularly.” 

Fermanagh has a long and proud history with Friends of the Cancer Centre and over the years, thanks to the amazing support in the community, the charity’s Fermanagh Fundraising Group has raised over £913,000.  This vital support ensures that the charity’s work can continue and its life-changing and life-saving work which includes funding additional nurses, supporting local research and providing practical support, such as financial grants, which help families through a difficult time.  Friends of the Cancer Centre relies on the generosity of the local community and all money donated stays in Northern Ireland, directly benefitting patients and their families.

Geraldine Corrigan, Chair of Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Fermanagh Fundraising Group, said:

“We are really delighted to be partnering with Fermanagh GAA and we have already been involved in lots of great activities, such as collections at matches and supporting local clubs with their own fundraising efforts.  The people of Fermanagh have been incredibly generous to the charity over the years and we are so grateful for the continued support of the community.  Every penny raised makes a real difference to people in Fermanagh and across Northern Ireland.”


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