Co. Tipp Primary School Student to Fundraise for Irish Cancer Society

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A Cahir primary school student is leading a fundraising challenge this month to raise money for cancer research.

Jack Joyce aims to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society after the death of his mother, Audrey, in June 2021.

Jack’s father Dermot says they lost their beloved Audrey to breast cancer in June last year and see their challenge as a way to take back from cancer.

Jack is undertaking the Irish Cancer Society’s steps challenge, which sees people doing 9,000 steps each day in the month of March to coincide with Daffodil Day, which falls on the 25th of the month.

The number 9,000 is significant because it symbolises the number of lives lost to cancer each year.

Dermot Joyce paid tribute to his late wife and his son for taking on the effort to fundraise for the Irish Cancer Society.

Across Tipperary, the ICS provides services to patients and their families, including supporting over 770 counselling sessions, over 400 nights of in-home Night Nursing for patients in their final days and more than 330 Volunteer Driving lifts for hospital appointments.

This year sees the return of Daffodil Day for the first time since 2019 and the ICS is hoping for huge public support and will be partnering with Centra stores to facilitate donations.