Fundraiser for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port

The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Health | Cancer -

In Oc­to­ber 2016, Elisa and I started a fundraiser for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port and set our goal at £10,000. The sup­port we re­ceived and the feel-good fac­tor it gave us is some­thing I’ll al­ways cher­ish.

But sev­eral months passed and we were stuck on £5,000, our tar­get seem­ing un­reach­able. Then on Jan­uary 16th last, with the pub­li­ca­tion of my first

Ir­ish Times ar­ti­cle, the fund jumped to more than £7,000. Sud­denly, we were op­ti­mistic. Rais­ing money for char­ity was new to us both and we learned to be­come more pa­tient. On June 28th last, one day af­ter my sec­ond ar­ti­cle ap­peared, we reached £10,489.51.

Spe­cial thanks to the anony­mous Ir­ish Times reader who do­nated £1,000 with the in­ten­tion of get­ting us over the line. We don’t know who you are, but ap­pre­ci­ate your do­na­tion.

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