Welcome to Eilish Degnan Cancer Foundation.


Hero's come in many sizes, shapes and forms. My mum would be my first and biggest hero, along with people like Joey and Robert Dunlop.


But I would like to say that all the children and their families that I meet through this foundation are also real heros!

Eilish and Robert all revved up and ready to go!!

In July 1993 Eilish Degnan was diagnosed with terminal Cancer of the Stomach and given at most 3 weeks to live by Doctors treating her condition. Some fourteen years later and to the bewilderment of all the medical professionals surrounding her, Eilish was still going strong. But in 2008 Eilish was re-diagnosed and again the condition was terminal.  In June 2008 she passed away quietly in her home with her family and friends beside her.


Through the inspirational spirit of Eilish Degnan this Cancer Foundation was formed and we have set ourselves clear and simple goals:


"To raise funds to aid and help the children suffering from all forms of terminal illness and their families. To give them a brief respite from the daily burden of this debilitating disease with day trips, holidays or even meet with their heros... bringing a little happiness into their lives."


As a non-profit organisation we are dedicated to our work and are acutely aware that although the UK have some of the most dedicated professionals available we also have one of the highest cancer mortality rates.


Have your ever considered how much of a difference you can make by making even the smallest of contributions?


How can you help?     Very easily.


We are always looking for volunteers for our fund raising activities.  Everyone is welcome at the events we organise to raise funds to help those children who are in need of our help most. If you'd like to contribute to our organisation, you can become a member or simply make a donation using this page or


By contacting us at:


E-mail: g.degnan@hotmail.co.uk

Or use our online contact form.




May McFettridge proudly supporting the Foundation

Top motorcycle road racer Michael Dunlop giving his support to raise funds.

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