Fundraising groups are groups of people - family, friends, neighbours - who come together to raise money in their own local community on behalf of Friends of the Cancer Centre.
These groups plan, organise and run their own fundraising activities and raise vital funds for the charity. They also become our ambassadors and representatives, helping to spread the word about the charity and the work that we do to every corner of Northern Ireland. Check out our current fundraising groups below and see if there is a group in your area. We are also currently looking for enthusiastic people to help establish new groups, so if you think you can help get in touch today to find out more.
Bangor & Ards Group
The Bangor & Ards fundraising group was established in 2018 and run a few fun events each year in their local area to raise funds and awareness. The group members also help maintain regular donations for the charity from collection cans in local shops throughout the year and hold a street or instore collection each year.
Our Belfast fundraising group was established in 2018 and the members provide a fantastic support to the charity at our local events such as the Belvoir Park Walk as well as taking on their own personal fundraising challenges.
Together they have helped raise over £14,000 to support the charity's work.
The Dromore Fundraising Group, led by Lynn Whan, have been fabulous ambassadors for the charity for over 8 years.
The highlight of their year is the Dromore Brunch and together the volunteer members have helped raise over £25,000.
The wonderful people of Fermanagh have been supporting the work of the charity from the very start and Jim Gamble and Avril Graham are now two of our longest serving fundraisers. Over the last 30 years the group has raised a phenomenal £500,000, all thanks to the generosity of the people in Fermanagh. The group holds regular flag days throughout the year and their annual county music night in Enniskillen has become a highlight of the social calendar, attracting hundreds of people each year.
The group continues to go from strength to strength and are always on the lookout for new members who have time to spare to help support their great work in the area.