Musgrave MarketPlace and Irish Cancer Society BACK

Musgrave MarketPlace raises €88,000 for The Irish Cancer Society

Press Releases | 28th February 2019

Musgrave MarketPlace, Ireland’s leading wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME businesses, is delighted to announce that it has raised €88,000 for its 2018 charity partner, the Irish Cancer Society.

The monies raised by Musgrave MarketPlace will now be used to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s free services for cancer patients, including the Society’s Night Nursing Service. Night Nurses provide end of life care for cancer patients and their families in their own home. Last year Night Nurses provided over 7,400 nights of care to 1,800 cancer patients around Ireland. The Society relies almost entirely on donations to fund its free information, support and care services for those affected by cancer.

To raise the money for the charity hundreds of events were held by Musgrave MarketPlace colleagues across the country. The team was tasked with creating fundraising ideas which included bake and cake sales, table quizzes, spin-a-thons (travelling over 420km in total), collection days and raffles. A team of nine colleagues in Galway even took part in a skydive raising over €4,000! Commenting on the announcement, Noel Keeley, Managing Director of Musgrave MarketPlace said: “I am proud to announce that in 2018, Musgrave MarketPlace raised €88,000 for our charity partner, the Irish Cancer Society. At the beginning of last year, we set ourselves a target of €60,000 and I am delighted to say we surpassed this goal.

The funds raised will support the brilliant work carried out by the Irish Cancer Society, including Night Nursing, a truly remarkable service provided to cancer patients and their families during a difficult time. I would like to thank the entire team for raising this remarkable amount of money and for the huge amount of time, effort and creativity that was put into each fundraising initiative and to all our customers who supported us and donated.”

Averil Power, CEO Irish Cancer Society said: “On behalf of the Irish Cancer Society, I would like to say a huge thank you to Musgrave MarketPlace. The €88,000 that the whole team worked so hard to raise will now be used to fund vital services to ensure cancer patients and their families get the help they need. We rely almost entirely on donations to provide our services, so we are very grateful to everyone at Musgrave MarketPlace for their generosity.”