Boots Night Walks Campaign ambassador TV Presenter and Broadcaster Darren Kennedy, launches the Boots Night Walks in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service. You can visit www.bootsnightwalk.com to donate now or sign up and create your own fundraising page and start raising money for this great cause ahead of the walk on September 9th.
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Boots Ireland has partnered with TV presenter and broadcaster Darren Kennedy, to launch this year’s Boots Night Walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service which provides end-of-life care for people living with cancer in Ireland. The Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service provides up to 10 nights of care, free to people who avail of it, and it is funded almost entirely by donations. Boots Ireland has partnered with the Irish Cancer Society since 2012 and through the support of their Team Members, patients and customers have raised €2.5 million for the service so far, helping to provide 7,200 nights of care.
This year, the Boots Night Walk is back in person and hopes to be the biggest one yet, with Boots Ireland calling upon the public to sign up and walk 5km together this autumn in support of the Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses. The in person walk will take place on Friday the 9th September at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, or you can join us from afar and sign up to complete your own 5km walk at a location around the country of your choosing on Friday 9th September. Visit www.bootsnightwalk.com to make a donation or sign up* and start your own fundraising page in raising money for this great cause.
Alongside the walk, Honour Tags are now on sale in Boots stores nationwide for €2. Customers can purchase a tag in honour of someone who has survived or passed away from cancer. The front of the tag allows for the name of the individual with space on the back for a personal message. One metre will be walked in honour of that person by members of the Boots Ireland team.
All funds raised from the Boots Night Walk will go towards the Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service which provides end-of-life care for cancer patients, allowing them to spend their final days at home surrounded by family and loved ones, as well as giving much needed respite for the family caring for them.
Ambassador Darren Kennedy, TV Presenter and Broadcaster, said: “I am so delighted to be part of this initiative. The Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses provide an incredible service to those who need it at one of the most distressing times in their lives. The support and kindness they provide is unparalleled and I applaud them for continuing to provide this immensely important service. The Boots Night Walk is essential in raising funds and awareness for this service as it is free of charge and relies on donations, and so I’m very proud to launch this year’s Boots Night Walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. I would encourage you to join us on September 9th where we’ll walk 5km to support the Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses and make a difference to the lives of so many.”
Managing Director at Boots Ireland, Stephen Watkins, said: “This year the Boots Night Walk is back in person and hopes to be the biggest one yet. Boots Ireland is calling upon the public to sign up and walk 5km together this autumn in support of the Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses. The Boots Night Walk helps to raise funds and awareness of the incredible work these Night Nurses undertake. Over the past 10 years an incredible €2.5 million has been raised for this service so we want to say a big thank you from Boots Ireland to the public as this cannot be done without your fundraising and support.”
Speaking at the launch of the Boots Night Walk campaign, Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse, Mary Twohill, said: “The support we feel and receive at the Boots Night Walk each year is always so strong. Our job is to care for patients towards the end of their cancer journeys and give comfort to their friends and families, we wouldn’t be able to do this without the funds raised by Boots Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society. Our service enables our patients to be comfortable and in an environment where they can spend their final days with their loved ones. We’re able to support the friends and families by giving them the respite and emotional care they need when they need it most. We want to say thank you so much to everyone that’s been involved with the Boots Night Walk over the last 10 years as our job isn’t possible without you.”
*Sign-up fee of €15 for the in person and virtual walk with participants receiving an accompanying T-Shirt.
If you’re joining us on the 5km Boots Night Walk on 9th September, make sure to tag us in your social media posts and use #BootsNightWalk22