Threshing Cancer

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - BUSINESS AWARDS 2018 -

SINCE it started over six years ago, Threshing Cancer has raised over €170,000 for lo­cal cancer char­i­ties. By amal­ga­mat­ing tra­di­tional farm­ing prac­tises and fam­ily fun, it has man­aged to turn a sim­ple idea into a ma­jor fundraiser for a wor­thy cause. A small com­mit­tee of seven vol­un­teers find that mo­ti­va­tion is never a prob­lem as they put their shoul­der to the wheel year on year. Re­cov­ery Haven, Kerry Hospice, Kerry Cancer Sup­port Link Bus and KGH On­col­ogy Unit are the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of Threshing Cancer’s in­no­va­tive idea. This is a vin­tage day that prides it­self on sup­port­ing life­sav­ing services which gives the com­mit­tee and vol­un­teers a huge sense of sat­is­fac­tion and mo­ti­va­tion. This also has the knock-on ef­fect of bring­ing com­fort to pa­tients and their fam­i­lies dur­ing a dif­fi­cult time. This or­gan­i­sa­tion is im­mensely proud of its achieve­ments know­ing they are help­ing to sup­port es­sen­tial cancer sup­port services in Kerry. What’s more, Threshing Cancer re­ceive glow­ing praise from pa­tients who have ben­e­fit­ted from treat­ment from some of the said services. This is a fan­tas­tic so­cial pro­ject as cancer can af­fect so many peo­ple to­day. This is the driv­ing force be­hind Threshing Cancer as it con­tin­ues to enhance and grow its event. They are also a hum­ble group of peo­ple who do what they do in uni­son and for the sole pur­pose of pro­vid­ing a so­cial good for pa­tients who avail of these acute and nec­es­sary services within their own county.

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