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.
Fermanagh fundraising group
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 - last year alone the team raised an incredible £55,000 - and are always on the lookout for new members who have time to spare to help support their great work in the area.
Antrim fundraising group
The group was created by Donna Taylor and her sister, Adele Woods, after Donna was treated at the Cancer Centre.
Motivated by the desire to help other families in the local area affected by cancer, the sisters decided to start a fundraising group for the Antrim area. Since it was established, Donna and Adele have recruited others to the group and in just over two years they have raised over £40,000 for the charity. The group run a number of events throughout the year, including quizzes and street collections, and they also take part in our events and this year the have already completed our Take on the Tower Abseil and the Belfast City Martathon.
Dromore fundraising group
The Dromore fundraising group, led by Elizabeth Rutherford, has been raising funds in their local community for the last 6 years, with their annual brunch becoming the highlight of the local social calendar.
Not only has the group raised over £25,000, but they are great ambassadors for the charity.
Newcastle fundraising group
Our Newcastle fundraising group was established just over a year ago and already it has raised over £2,000 from a host of events in the local area, including quizzes and street collections. The group is going from strength to strength and would love more people from the local community to get involved and help them raise even more more this year.
Mid-Ulster fundraising group
Our Mid-Ulster group is the latest addition to our wonderful fundraising groups and the team are already off to a great start with their first collection which raised a fantastic £1,000.
If you would like to get involved in the group let us know. Call us on 028 9069 9393.