This Father’s Day, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is asking local families to spend time with the important men in their lives, or remember their dads, by making a donation to the charity.
Instead of buying your dad another tie, some more golf equipment or the same old box of sweets, you can make a real difference by helping other dads affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.
Little kids and big kids alike can cook their dad his favourite meal, go on a day trip together or spend the day doing one of his favourite hobbies – and use the money they save to make a donation to Cancer Focus NI.
Lisburn woman, Lianne Wilson, has decided to take part in Donations for Dad’s this Father’s Day.
She said: “What better way to celebrate your dad then by spending a day making precious memories with him and making a donation that you both know will help change the lives of others?
“My dad has always been my hero! He is a keen photographer and there is nothing we both love more than packing up a picnic on a sunny day and heading for an ‘adventure’ by the sea together where he can take some priceless snaps.
“This Father’s Day we are going to do exactly that. Our memories will last much longer than just another tie or book and we can both be proud of the fact that our donation will be helping others.”
Suzi McIlwain, community fundraising manager, Cancer Focus NI, said “Every year around 6,000 men in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with cancer and their lives and the lives of their families are turned upside down. Cancer Focus NI is here to help these families during this difficult time through our wide range of care services.
“None of our services are possible without donations like yours, so why not show your dad you care this Father’s Day with a gift that will help dads and grandads all across Northern Ireland.
Anyone who would like to make a donation can contact the Cancer Focus NI fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9066 3281.
Anyone who has concerns about cancer can speak to a specialist nurse on the Cancer Focus NI free Helpline, 0800 783 3339.