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Friday, 15th November 2019

TK Maxx Drogheda donates €500 to Irish Cancer Society

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Gareth Mitchell from TK Maxx Drogheda (right) presenting the cheque to Irish Cancer Society personnel (from left) Oonagh O’Mahony, Rebecca Reynolds and Lauren Campbell.

The Irish Cancer Society recently received a donation of €500 from the TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation. The grant was applied for by a member of staff whose family has been supported by Irish Cancer Society.  

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation invites members of staff to apply for a grant on behalf of a charity that is important to them or their families. These funds will make a real difference in helping the Irish Cancer Society with all the fantastic work that they do for families affected by cancer in Ireland.

The mission of the Foundation is to support vulnerable children and young people achieve their potential within local communities. 

The €500 cheque was accepted on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society by Oonagh O’Mahony, Area Manager-Retail and Member of Staff, Gareth Mitchell from TK Maxx store in Drogheda. 

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“Thank you to Gareth for nominating the Irish Cancer Society for this donation” Oonagh said. “More people than ever before are being diagnosed with cancer, which means the demands for our services are increasing. This donation will help us provide crucial information, care and support for families affected by the illness.” 

The money raised will go towards invaluable services provided by the Irish Cancer Society such as Night Nursing care for terminally ill cancer patients, enabling them to spend their final days at home surrounded by loved ones. For more information on supports available see www.cancer.ie 

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation was set up in 2015 with a mission to support vulnerable children and young people in our local communities. Last year alone the Foundation donated £1,015,410 to over 600 charities. 

One of the functions is to grant donations to local charities nominated by employees, maybe because they or their family have received support themselves, or simply because they have a passion for the charity. 

Grants have helped children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, children and families who are affected by terminal illness or death of a loved one and more. 

Gareth Mitchell from TK Maxx said: “The Irish Cancer Society is a cause close to my heart so I made an application to The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation. 

These funds will make a real difference in helping the Irish Cancer Society with all the fantastic work that they do throughout Ireland.  I am so pleased to be able to work for a company which focus on supporting those in need within the local communities that they operate.”

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