Irish Cancer Society Christmas Charity Bag Pack (11 & 12 December)

Irish Cancer SocietyIrish Cancer Society are holding their Christmas Charity Bag packing this December. Please raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society by volunteering your school or club to shake a bucket or pack some groceries in your local Tesco store this December. Please contact Kate (01)231 6629, Cliodhna (01) 231 6628 or Elaine (01) 231 6627 at the Irish Cancer Society to get involved.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a National Bag Pack from 12-6pm on 11&12th December. Tesco have given us all of their stores for this weekend and we hope to raise €200,000! To do this, we need YOUR help!! Would you be willing to help for a few hours over the weekend in your local Tesco store?

The funds raised will go towards rolling out the Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Care to Drive’ programme. Care to Drive is a voluntary run service which provides free transport for patients to and from their cancer treatment. Currently the programme is only available in South Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford but with the money raised through our partnership with Tesco we want to make it available to patients nationwide.

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W: National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700 Registered in Dublin no. 20868 CHY 5863

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