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Centra Staff And Customers Raise €50,000 In Support Of The Irish Cancer Society

Staff members and customers from leading Irish convenience retailer Centra have raised €50,000 in support of the Irish Cancer Society’s 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

For the 13th year, Centra has partnered with the Irish Cancer Society to help support breast cancer patients and their families in communities across Ireland.

‘Care For Your Pair’

Building on the success of last year’s ‘Care For Your Pair’ campaign, this year’s contributions were raised as a result of combined efforts by communities and Centra stores nationwide.

This year, 149 Centra stores across Ireland participated in a variety of fundraising activities, such as an in-store tap-to-donate initiative, cake sales and community walks, as well as highlighting the importance of the early detection of breast cancer in stores and across social media.

Speaking about the fundraiser, Ian Allen, managing director, Centra, said, “We are delighted to support the Irish Cancer Society for over a decade now, and each year we are blown away by the combined efforts from our Centra retailers stores and customers in the surrounding communities.

“The funds raised will positively impact people across Ireland affected by breast cancer, and we are extremely proud to partner with this charity.”

Donations Raised 

According to the retailer, all donations raised will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society and contribute towards helping to fund life-changing cancer research and support services, such as the Irish Cancer Society’s support line, night nursing service, volunteer driver service, and free counselling.

Rosemary Simmons, head of fundraising at the Irish Cancer Society, commented, “The outpouring of support from staff and customers in Centra stores across Ireland has been incredible. Each year we are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, which is displayed throughout the partnership.

Simmons said that the funds raised this year will play a vital role in providing free support services and care to people affected by breast cancer, while helping to develop groundbreaking breast cancer research.

“When it comes to breast cancer, early detection can save lives, and we encourage anyone who has a concern to contact a GP,” she added.

“Our support line is also available, on 1800 200 700, where our expert cancer nurses are available to chat about any issue, big or small, when it comes to breast health and breast cancer.”

© 2022 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Donna Ahern. For more retail news, click here. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition.

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