Solas Cancer Support Centre Run for Life raises €140,000

Particpants in the Solas Cancer Support Centre's 2016 'Run for Life' make their way along Waterford's quays. In all, the event raised €140,000 for the charity.
Particpants in the Solas Cancer Support Centre’s 2016 ‘Run for Life’ make their way along Waterford’s quays. In all, the event raised €140,000 for the charity.

Wexford, 28th November 2016 – Solas Cancer Support Centre has announced that it raised €140,000 at the 2016 Run and Walk for Life, which took place earlier this year. The Centre is 100% reliant on income raised through community support and fundraising initiatives, and these funds will help it to continue to provide its much-needed services.

On announcing the amount raised this year from the Run for Life, Dr Brian Creedon, Chair of the Solas Cancer Support Centre, spoke of his appreciation to all those involved: “To be able to raise €140,000 at the 2016 Run and Walk for Life is just astonishing.  We have such a huge debt of gratitude to pay to the runners, walkers and fundraisers, and the funds generated will be ploughed back into our services.

Our services are free of charge and available from our base in Waterford, and now in Dungarvan also, to people in the South East affected by cancer, as well as their families and carers. All of our funds annually come from the generosity of our fundraisers and supporters. We are already looking forward to the 2017 event, when we hope to see over 2,200 participants taking part in this now annual event.”

Michael Garland, Chair of the Organising Committee, explained that the event would not be a success without the huge help received: “The Run and Walk for Life could not happen without the support of our sponsors and donators. To Beat and Datapac, ALL the other contributors, we would like to thank every one of you and hope that we will see you again in 2017. Once again, on behalf of the organising committee, thank you.”