Spirit of Christmas Online Appeal

Spirit of Christmas Online Appeal

Will you help support our Driving Service this Christmas?

We know there is never an easy time to cope with a cancer diagnosis, but for people whose lives have been devastated by cancer, Christmas can be unbearably hard.

This December, with your incredible generosity, we are determined to continue to provide our vital services, such as our in-demand Driving Service for people living with cancer.

The pandemic shut the service down from March 2020 for 12 months, but in 2019, we completed 849 return journeys for local cancer patients who were unable to travel independently to hospital.

We need your support to ensure this service can continue into 2022 as referrals continue to rise.

If you have 5 minutes spare today, I urge you to read Anne’s story and to consider donating a gift between £20 – £40, which could cover up to a 88-mile journey.*

  • Quote from cancer patient on driving service
  • What does your donation mean?

    *A donation of just £19.80 would cover a 44-mile journey – a round trip from Ballynahinch to the Ulster Hospital, so a cancer patient can attend their appointment.

    A donation of £29.70 would cover a 66-mile journey, the equivalent of a return journey from Newcastle to the City Hospital.

    A donation of £39.60 would cover an 88-mile journey, the equivalent of 2 return journeys from Whitehead to the City Hospital.

  • Anne Gracey Spirit of Christmas Online appeal
  • Anne Gracey (78) from Donaghadee, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and it has since spread. She uses our Driving Service to get to her to appointments to the hospital. 

    She said she finds our Driving Service to be invaluable and without it she wouldn’t be able to get to her appointments. Read more here.

  • Martin Morrison, Volunteer Driver
  • Driving Volunteer, Martin Morrison, is one of twenty-two volunteer drivers for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

    He provides essential transport for local cancer patients to and from their cancer specific appointments. Read more here.