Small Cork charity raising funds to support cancer patients and their families

Small Cork charity raising funds to support cancer patients and their families
Pictured are just some supporters of the Butterfly Wings charity who took part in The Echo's Women's Mini Marathon last year.

A Cork-based charity is raising funds in aid of the Irish Cancer Society's Night Nurse Programme.

Butterfly Wings is a small charity working to make a difference for cancer patients by supporting the work of the Irish Cancer Society's Night Nurse Programme which provides end of life care for cancer patients and their families in their own home.

Butterfly Wings is now appealing for donations following the cancellation of the 14th annual Butterfly Ball last month and aims to raise a total of €40,000 with its May the Fourth Be With You fundraising initiative.

People are being asked to run, walk, skip or cycle 4km within a 2km radius of their homes, donate €4 to the dedicated #40for40 GoFundMe page and nominate four friends to take part.

Organiser Trish Carlos said: “This year we were hoping to raise €40,000 to coincide with my 40th Birthday which is on the 3rd of May.

“Also because we want to raise as much as possible so that every family has the choice to bring their someone home,” she said.

People are asked to tag and share their completed challenge on social media using the hashtags #40for40 and #maythefourthbewithyou.

Over the past nine years the charity has raised close to €100,000 for the Irish Cancer Society’s Night Nurse Programme.

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