Irish Cancer Society launches new company fundraising initiative

first_img Tagged with: corporate Ireland As part of its annual Daffodil Day appeal this year the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has introduced a company initiative called ‘Our Company Cares’ which is designed to involve company employees in the nationwide fundraising collection.The overall target for Daffodil Day 2012 which will take place on 23 March has been set at €3.5 million. The challenge ICS has set itself this year is to recruit at least 200 companies, to take part in the ‘Our Company Cares’ campaign.Funds raised through ‘Our Company Cares’ will go directly to providing free cancer information and nursing services. This includes the Society’s free home based night nursing service to seriously ill cancer patients.ICS has already recruited computer company Dell as lead partners for Daffodil Day and they are encouraging employees in businesses and corporate sectors across the country to think of creative and fun ways of raising funds in their workplace throughout March. Suggested activities include organising cake sales and coffee mornings, turning workplaces yellow, and desk cleaning.In 2010 Dell Ireland became the Irish cancer Society’s lead partner for Daffodil Day for a three year period until 2013. In addition to providing financial support Dell’s 2,300 employees are supporting the campaign by volunteering time and expertise to ICS in the lead up to Daffodil Day and on the day itselfwww.cancer.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Irish Cancer Society launches new company fundraising initiative  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 March 2012 | Newslast_img read more