Two local supermarket chains have pledged to ‘Make A Change’ to the lives of local children affected by cancer this Christmas.
EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA stores across the province have signed up for Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children’s (NICFC) Make A Change campaign. Throughout the festive period, they will be asking their customers to donate any spare pounds and pennies to NICFC, a charity which helps children living with cancer, and their families.
The stores, which have been supporting Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) for over two years, will be holding special collections between the 9th – 20th December, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Patrick Doody, Marketing Manager for EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA announced his delight at being able to support the campaign. “We’re so proud to support a wonderful local charity like Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children,” he said. “I can’t imagine how difficult the Festive Season must be for families affected by childhood cancer, but by supporting NICFC, we know that our staff and customers are making a positive difference to the lives of these families, at a time when they most need it.
“We’re really looking forward to taking part in the campaign, and I want to extend a thank you to our staff and customers for their hard work and support of NICFC.”
Sorcha Chipperfield, NICFC Corporate Fundraiser, said, “I’d like to say thanks to EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA for their on-going support, and for taking part in the campaign. By encouraging people to donate their small change, they will make a major change to the lives of children affected by cancer.”
All money raised from the campaign will be used to fund Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children’s practical, therapeutic and financial support services for children living with cancer, and their families.
The charity is currently completing building work on Daisy Lodge, a new therapeutic centre in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, which will open in spring 2014 and provide short-breaks to up to 500 families affected by cancer per year.
If you are a business who would also like to take part in Make A Change, contact Sorcha@nicfc.com. Or to Make A Change yourself, call into any EUROSPAR/ViVOXTRA.