The Irish Cancer Society and Tesco Ireland announced that Tesco stores across Westmeath raised an amazing €12,760 which will go towards the rollout of the society’s Care to Drive service.
Care to Drive is a volunteer driving service for cancer patients. These funds from Westmeath locals were raised after year one of Tesco’s two year charity partnership with the Irish Cancer Society, which overall has raised €950,000 across the country.
Tesco staff and customers from Westmeath showed their support for the Care to Drive service by hosting a range of innovative fundraising activities which helped to contribute to the overall amount of €950,000 been raised.
Commenting on the announcement, John McCormack, CEO, Irish Cancer Society said “Transport to and from treatment can cause undue stress to cancer patients and their families. Our Care to Drive service, which has had an enormous uptake, can help alleviate some of the stress associated with travelling to appointments.
“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the dedicated team and staff from Tesco stores across Westmeath, the funds raised through our charity partnership will allow us to further our services in Dublin and expand into the Midlands, Kildare, Sligo, and Letterkenny. Within the next year we hope to roll out to a further six hospitals across the country.”