Archive for category: Campaigns
17
February
2016

Charities claim £5.5m for good causes threatened by rates row

Thirteen charities have warned that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable. A total of 18,648 charity shop customers from all over Northern Ireland signed a petition calling for charity shops to retain their no rates sta...

02
February
2016

World Cancer Day call for HPV vaccine for boys

As part of World Cancer Day on February 4, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is urging all local MPs to support an Early Day Motion at Westminster calling for adolescent boys to be given the HPV vaccination to help reduce incidence of cancer. The charity is also calling on the Health Department at Storm...

22
January
2016

Schools

There are lots of ways in which schools and youth groups can get involved and raise funds for Cancer Focus NI. Whether it’s an interactive storytelling session, non-uniform day, coffee party, sponsored walk or a sports day, you’ll have fun and help to support people affected by cancer in your local...

20
November
2015

Christine and BRCA2 gene

Christine Garrett (29) from Lisbane, Comber, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2011. When she discovered she had the BRCA2 gene she opted for a double mastectomy. Here, she tells her courageous story.  “I was working as a nursing auxiliary in the Belfast City Hospital Intensive Care Unit and h...