Money raised will support the vital work of the Cancer Night Nurse service
Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, is delighted to announce that it has raised €88,000 for its 2018 charity partner, the Irish Cancer Society.
The monies raised by Musgrave MarketPlace will now be used to support the compassionate and caring work carried out by the Cancer Night Nurse Service in Ireland. Cancer night nurses provide end of life care for cancer patients and their families in their own home during what can be a difficult and anxious time.
The Cancer Night Nurse Service is funded entirely by donations and over 1,800 patients throughout Ireland use the Night Nursing service, with the nurses providing 7,300 nights of care each year.
To raise the money for this vital service, hundreds of events were held by Musgrave MarketPlace colleagues across the country. The team was tasked with creating fundraising ideas which included bake and cake sales, table quizzes, spin-a-thons (travelling over 420km in total), collection days and raffles. A team of nine colleagues in Galway even took part in skydive raising over €4,000!
Commenting on the announcement, Noel Keeley, Managing Director of Musgrave MarketPlace said: ‘I am proud to announce that in 2018, Musgrave MarketPlace raised €88,000 for our charity partner, the Irish Cancer Society. At the beginning of last year, we set ourselves a target of €60,000 and I am delighted to say we surpassed this goal.
The funds raised will support the brilliant work carried out by the men and women of the Cancer Night Nurse Service, a truly remarkable service provided to cancer patients and their families during a difficult time. I would like to thank the entire team for raising this remarkable amount of money and for the huge amount of time, effort and creativity that was put in to each fundraising initiative and to all our customers who supported us and donated.”
Averil Power, CEO Irish Cancer Society said: On behalf of the Irish Cancer Society, I would like to say a huge thank you to Musgrave MarketPlace. The €88,000 that the whole team worked so hard to raise will now be used to support the incredible work of our night nurses. Over 1,800 patients throughout Ireland use the Night Nursing service, with the Night Nurses providing 7,300 nights of care each year. We rely solely on donations to fund this vital service and we are very grateful to everyone at Musgrave MarketPlace for their generosity’