Why we need your help:
In these challenging times the Marie Keating Foundation is doing all we can to ensure that vital supports continue for cancer patients who are now more vulnerable than ever. The demand for our services remains despite the challenges we face in delivering them and our nurses have been working tirelessly to ensure we adapt our face to face support services to online support.
However, due to the essential decisions that have been made by the Government in relation to gatherings and social distancing, the Marie Keating Foundation has been forced to cancel all of our upcoming fundraisers, which has had an immediate impact on our income.
Cancer now affects one in two people in Ireland and unfortunately it will still be with us after we beat the corona virus. Cancer hasn't gone away and so neither has the need for our services. In fact the demand is greater than ever, with those on a cancer journey feeling vulnerable and anxious during this time of uncertainty.
With so many working from home, and apart from our loved ones, we're asking for your support to help us continue to be there for those who need us now more than ever.
So, how can you help?
Give your Coffee for Cancer:
As many of us are now working from home, we ask that you consider donating just a portion of the savings you are making to help us to continue to provide our vital services and support those on their cancer journey who need us now more than ever.
If you're a team leader, manager or just a social butterfly missing your colleagues, we're encouraging you to come together and organise a virtual coffee morning to boost team moral while helping to raise much needed funds for the Marie Keating Foundation.Virtual coffee mornings can be organised over Zoom, Skype or webinar and is a great way to catch up with your team outside of a meeting environment. You never know it could become a regular event! Why not go the extra mile and theme your coffee morning by picking a team colour, dressing up or any other fun ideas your team might come up with it. At this difficult time, it's important that where we can, we take the opportunity to laugh and enjoy moments together.
If you are missing friends and family during this difficult time, why not come together over a cuppa and some treats and organise a virtual coffee morning while raising vital funds for our COVID-19 cancer support services?
Some examples of savings you could donate:
you'd spend on your morning coffee
you'd spend on lunch each day
you'd spend on parking for a meeting
you'd spend on your weekly bus fare
you'd spend filling the car for the weekly commute
Getting involved is simple, all you have to do is:
Fill in the form below to let us know that you're going to be taking part
Arrange a date and time for your virtual coffee morning or simply ‘donate your coffee to cancer’
Invite your team, company or friends and family group to your coffee morning through email, intranet or messaging service
Tell the world via social media that your taking part and making a real difference to the lives of cancer patients and their families at this difficult time
Tag us in all your posts and use the hashtag #GiveYourCoffeeforCancer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.