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Cairde v Cancer raise thousands for charities

• Martina Anderson with Cairde members raising funds for a breast cancer support group

In two years, this is a total of £7,332 raised for cancer charities.

CAIRDE NA hÉIREANN in Scotland have raised more than £7,000 for various cancer charities over the past two years as part of the organisation’s impressive programme of activities.

Last year, Cairde donated £2,800 raised in a sponsored walk and run to the Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Support Group in Derry in the name of Volunteer Paul Kinsella, who died from leukaemia. A further £1,600 went to the Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust.

So far this year, Cairde have donated £1,066 to Marie Curie Cancer Care and £1,066 to the children’s hospice in the North in the name of Volunteer Brian Keenan, who died from cancer. This was achieved through a sponsored hill walk, sponsored run and a function in Plains.


A further £800 has gone to Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Glasgow, where a Cairde activist has a relative receiving support. The family held a function in The Squirrel Bar with Cairde bands doing their bit to help.

In two years, this is a total of £7,332 raised for cancer charities.

The work continues with further events being organised.

• To get involved or donate to future ventures drop Cairde a line at [email protected]

Facebook page CairdeAgainstCancer


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