FINAL preparations are underway this week for the “Funny Feet” fundraiser to help promote and raise funds to establish the first cancer care centre in Dundalk.
A dedicated team of local cancer survivors, and those affected by it, have bee working around the clock in recent days to ensure this Fridays novelty fundraiser is a success.
The team are urging people to become creative with their shoes either by decorating them or wearing a pair of odd shoes.
A number of schools, offices, banks, factories and restaurants will be taken part in the fundraiser.
Meanwhile, the general public can also get involved by donating €2 if they wish to collectors.
Maria Clarke, who is heading the campaign with Claire Byrne and others, says that the positive reaction is very encouraging.
“The reaction from people has been tremendous,” said Maria, “The half of Dundalk must be involved in the fundraiser.
Meanwhile, the team are still looking for a house or vacant premises in Dundalk that could be used as a place to help support cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families
If successful, the centre will be run on a volunteer basis and will be called “The Cara Cancer Care” - Cara is an Irish word for friend.
Suggestions for the “Funny Feet” theme can be found of the campaigns Facebook page.If you would like to get involved, phone 0874157544.