NICFC - Cancer Fund for Children


Lisburn Rotary Club joins us in a three year partnership

DSC_0517Big hearted members of Lisburn Rotary Club have taken their motto of ‘service above self’ a step further, by committing their support to local children living with cancer. Joining Cancer Fund for Children in a three-year partnership, the members of the Rotary Club of Lisburn are not only hoping to raise £25,000 to support the charity’s work but also to volunteer their time.

Sam Patterson, President of the Rotary Club of Lisburn said: “In this, the 60th Anniversary year of the Rotary Club of Lisburn, we are delighted to be helping Cancer Fund for Children by raising awareness and funds to support local families of children living with cancer. We have planned a great range of fundraising opportunities, ranging from some of our members taking part in a sponsored climb of Slieve Donard, a ballot, our 60th Anniversary Charter Dinner and our 6th Golf Invitational on 11th September.

“The ballot has some truly fantastic prizes including, a Royal Carribean Luxury Mediterranean Cruise for two people for 7 nights, a visit for two people to Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Headquarters at Brackley and a Gentleman’s TAG Heuer Sports watch. Tickets can be purchased from any member of Lisburn Rotary Club at a cost of £10 each, with proceeds going to benefit Rotary charities, including Cancer Fund for Children.” To purchase a ballot ticket priced £10, please contact me on 078 0805 8918.”

The next big event is the 6th Annual Golf Invitational on Thursday 11th September, where the prize for a hole in one, is a brand new car, courtesy of the Donnelly Group. Further details and information on how to register your team, can be found at

Ana Wilkinson, Community Fundraiser with Cancer Fund for Children explained: “The members of the Rotary Club of Lisburn have a long-standing history of serving their local community and of supporting Cancer Fund for Children. Recently, members of the club were welcomed to Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, to see how the money they raise benefits those families staying in Daisy Lodge on  therapeutic short breaks. I am really looking forward to working closely with the members of the club over the next three years, to help send even more families to Daisy Lodge.”

Picture Caption: Sam Patterson, President of the Rotary Club of Lisburn, pictured with Ana Wilkinson (Community Fundraiser, Cancer Fund for Children) and John McElroy (Rotarian and Past President) at a recent visit to Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, Co. Down to see the facilities provided to families when they receive a free therapeutic short-break with Cancer Fund for Children.



Updated on: 20th August, 2014