How we raise money

Everything we do to support local cancer patients relies on our wonderful supporters who raise vital funds for us.

The good news is that the only limit to what you can do to raise money is your imagination.  You can take part in one of our own events such as our Take on the Tower Abseil, Belvoir Walk and Slieve Donard Challenge, or get your family and friends together to organise your own fundraising event at home.  You can also support us when you're at work by taking us on as your charity partner, taking on one of our events as a team, or by holding your own event with colleagues.

To give you some inspiration, take a look at our Be Inspired section below and feel free to contact our fundraising team at any time if you have a fundraising idea that we can support you with. 

Our events

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  • Belfast City Marathon

    Sunday, 5 May 2019

    Take to the streets of Belfast for the annual 26.2 mile marathon, fun run or walk. ...

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  • Shorts & Shades Summer Stroll

    Saturday, 1 June 2019

    Grab your sunscream and join in our Summer stroll to raise funds for local people affected by cancer. ...

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  • Newry Canal Cycle 2019

    Saturday, 29 June 2019

    Put your pedal power to the test this June and join our Newry cycle. ...

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Be Inspired

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  • Be Inspired

    Organising your own event is a great way to show your support for Friends of the Cancer Centre and the only limit on what you can do is your imagination.

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  • Coffee morning held in memory of loving wife and mother

    Friday, 22 February 2019

    Mr John McKay and family are pictured presenting Claire with a cheque for the incredible sum of £4,500.  The money was raised from a coffee morning held in memory of John’s loving wife, Joan who sadly passed away on the 31st October.

    It was Joan’s wish to hold a coffee morning to raise funds for the charity, as she was so grateful for the care and attention provided by the doctors, nurses and staff at the Cancer Centre.

    Joan’s family carried out her wishes, and were delighted to raise such a magnificent amount of money and would like to thank everyone for their magnificent support.

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  • Singing for the cash

    Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Members of the Newcastle Interchurch Group are pictured presenting a cheque for the incredible sum of £3,000 to Claire.  The money was raised from the group’s annual Christmas concert which was held at the Slieve Donard hotel in December.

    A huge thank you to everyone who attended the event with special thanks to the group for their wonderful support.


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  • Students raise thousands for charity

    Monday, 11 February 2019

    Mr Black, principal at Ballymena Academy is pictured alongside students from year 14 presenting a cheque for the incredible sum of £2,000 to Claire. The money was raised from various fundraising activities the students held during the festive period.  A huge thank you to everyone for their magnificent support.

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Different ways you can help

At Home

There are lots of different ways you can support Friends of the Cancer Centre, right from the comfort of your own home.


  • Organise your own event
  • Take a collection can
  • Sell raffle tickets

At School

If your school is thinking about raising money for charity, why not choose Friends of the Cancer Centre.  Here are just some of the ways you can fundraise.

  • Non-uniform day
  • Sports day
  • Bake sale

At Work

Did you know that your business or place of work can raise money for Friends of the Cancer Centre? Take a look at how you and your colleagues can get involved.

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Fundraising Groups

Our fundraising groups raise vital funds for us across Northern Ireland and help promote our work in local communities. Why not get involved in your area!

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Hints & Tips

There are lots of ways you can raise money for Friends of the Cancer Centre. From the wild and wacky, to the low key and relaxed; there is no end to the things that you can do. Once you’ve decided what you want to do, check out our helpful guide which gives you all the information you need to have a successful event.

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