Archive for category: Campaigns

Cancer Focus NI marks 10 year smoke-free law

Northern Ireland celebrated the 10th anniversary of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces and workplaces on April 30, 2017. Leading local charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland said that the smoking ban was one of the most important steps towards a healthier population in the last decade. The...


Stay alert for bowel cancer

Jill Pearson (48) was diagnosed with bowel cancer ten years ago. She has two sons, Harvey (14) and Jacob (12). As part of Bowel Cancer month in April, she is backing the charity’s call for everyone to take up screening when they receive their test from the NHS. Jill says:  “I’ve never talked publicl...


Local charities score top award

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and Michaela Foundation have officially been awarded a new Guinness World Record for playing the longest Gaelic football match in history – and raised over £70,000 to fund their good work at the same time. The joint fundraiser also scooped a major award – it won t...


Armagh family step up for pancreatic cancer month

Young Armagh woman Grainne O’Neill is pulling out all the stops to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer in memory of her mother Anne who lost her battle with the disease over two years ago in 2014. Grainne has raised an impressive £40,000 for charities like Cancer Focus Northern Ireland who work wit...