Cancer groups concerned about charity spend

Donegal Cancer groups have voiced serious concerns that the massive monies raised here - almost 350,000 euro - during May’s Relay For Life (RFL) event will not be spent here.

Donegal Cancer groups have voiced serious concerns that the massive monies raised here - almost 350,000 euro - during May’s Relay For Life (RFL) event will not be spent here.

With cutbacks seriously affecting cancer patients here, the ‘Donegal People’s Press/Democrat’ was unable to get confirmation of claims made locally that as little as 7,000 euro of the money would be coming back here.

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) fundraiser held at Letterkenny Institute of Technology raised 346,759 euro, the highest total ever achieved in the Twenty-Six Counties. The figure will be boosted by ongoing sales of Daniel O’Donnell’s specially penned charity-single “I’ll See This Journey Through.”

A clearly upset cancer survivor from Donegal contacted the Democrat group yesterday claiming the Dublin-based ICS had not consulted any local groups about where or how the Donegal-raised money should be spent.

Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat/Donegal People’s Press.