Virtual Tractor Run photos and videos are flooding in!
Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos/videos so far!
Don’t forget to send in your photos/videos of tractors, trucks, cars, motorbikes, children on bikes, toy tractors, lawn mowers etc!!!
Don’t forget there will be prizes for the best dressed tractors!!Tractor Run
2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone. Charities have really been affected by COVID-19.
Many of these including our own Annual walk in memory of Celine Reilly Flynn has had to be canceled.
Cancer research relies on fundraising and with this in mind we decided to organize a virtual walk to take place between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
We encourage you to take the time at your leisure to walk with your family to remember those we lost and those still battling cancer. Please donate by clicking the link. So let’s have fun while doing this, grab your Santa Hat
upload your photo and we will create a video to remember the walk and say goodbye to 2020... All proceeds go to NECRET, (North East Cancer Research Educational Trust)Turkey Trot
Many, many thanks to Sandra Rogers for bravely doing a sponsored head shave in our aid. It is greatly appreciated by all at NECRET and the Oncology Team. We wish her all the best on December 21st.
If you can at all support Sandra the iDonate page link is www.idonate.ie/sandraheadshave
"There aren't many families in Ireland that haven't been affected by cancer and 2020 in particular has been a very difficult year for both charities and families alike. Necret is a charity set up to raise funds for equipment, cancer research and training at the North East Oncology Unit based in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. I normally participate in Necret's largest annual fundraiser in the north-east - the Dip in the Nip. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year's event was cancelled. To co-inside with the Winter Solstice, I will be shaving my head for charity at dawn on 21st December 2020, which will be streamed live on my Facebook page. Christmas can be a demanding time of year financially. But if you could please dig deep and sponsor me if you can, I would be very appreciative. Thank you, Sandra."Read More
NECRET are delighted to have GAA Meath Legend Sean Boylan become our ambassador. We are deeply appreciative for his support and contribution to our cause. More details to follow in weeks ahead and into new year. #TeamNECRET
NECRET is fighting cancer everyday in various ways.
Here are some of the ways in which your donations are INVESTED.
Big, big thanks to Pearse Fanning from Drogheda who incredibly raised €3,300 for the Oncology Unit by doing a sponsored hair shave. The Unit Team and NECRET would like to express their immense gratitude to Pearse who is only 10 years old and a pupil of Scoil Aonghusa. Pearse, who is the son of very proud parents Wendy and Bobby Fanning, decided to fundraise for the Unit after participating in the CLIMB programme with nurses Stephanie Mc Creesh and Nicola Farrell. CLIMB is a programme for children aged 5-12 who are experiencing the impact of a parent’s cancer diagnosis. CLIMB stands for Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Pearse has kindly agreed to become NECRET’s first Junior Ambassador. We applaud this wonderful young man.
Pearse is very grateful to family, friends and all those who kindly donated to his fundraiser.
NECRET Supported Research Recognised Congratulations to Dr Sinead Toomey and Professor Bryan Hennessy whose study titled ‘Genomic and Transcriptomic Characterisation of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer’ has been published in the Oncology International Journal called Cancers. NECRET are delighted to have part funded this important research, which was a collaboration between Ireland’s RCSI and the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in the US.Read More
All the Oncology & Haematology Unit Team and NECRET would like to offer their sincerest heartfelt thanks to Geraldine’s Crochet Ladies for the truly beautiful crocheted blankets for the NECRET Blankets of Care appeal. These blankets will now be distributed to patients attending the Unit by the nursing team.Read More
NECRET are very proud and excited to have played a significant role in contributing towards a significant development in lung cancer diagnosis. This new test which was advanced in collaboration by Dr Rob Smyth under Professor Bryan Hennessy will mean that some cases of lung cancer will be able to be monitored from microscopic breath particles. Lung cancer is the cause of approximately a fifth of all cancer deaths in Ireland and unfortunately the number of cases continues to increase by 3% annually.Read More