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 heroes… 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. Our fundraising is to help those children who have a cancer diagnosis 


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 heroes! 

70's Fundraising Night 

Fri 15th October was to be the Eilish Degnan Cancer foundation's 70s fundraising night, however with restrictions still in place it simply would not be possible for us to run the fundraising night as we wished. We put everything into making this event a success, and we care about everyone who supports us,so we have taken the decision and moved to a new date. FRIDAY 4th MARCH 2022. if you have purchased tickets thay will be valid for 4th march, tickets will still be available for Friday 4th march, and we hope to see everyone there, however anyone who has tickets and want a refund please contact whereever you purchased your tickets and a refund will be issued. 
Don't forget, there's prizes for best fancy dress, so get them costume's sorted, and get ready to Rock the Empire. 
Rescheduled to March 4th 2022 

Andy Coates Sponsored Cycle Ride 

On August 29th Andy Coates,a keen cyclist and volunteer at the Eilish Degnan cancer foundation store in Killroot business park Carrickfergus took on a challenge to cycle to the Royal Belfast hospital for Sick children, with a few extra mile on his return journey (50k) to help raise much needed funds for the foundation, Andy has given a lot of his time and support to the foundation and has seen what it really means to the Children's hospital and decided to go a bit further with his sponsored cycle.  
Andy's final total raised is a brillant £650, well done Andy and many thanks to everyone who donated. 

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 
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