Geraldine (22) felt the benefit of Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children first-hand when her brother, Terry, passed away a few years ago.
The Fermanagh woman said: “When my brother passed away after battling cancer, NICFC specialist Jacqui Clancy took my little brother and sister on residential breaks and day trips."
“After my brother’s death they were reluctant to go out or play with their friends so this was a great way to get them interacting with other kids again. Jacqui was incredible with them and spending time with her really helped them through a difficult period."
“When my brother was ill I gave up my job to look after him. I slept on a mattress on his floor to keep an eye on him. When he passed away I didn’t know what to do with myself. Jacqui stepped in and through one-to-one sessions she encouraged me to enrol on the social work course I am now on. I am forever grateful to her for the support she gave my family and for giving me that little push I needed. I now have something to look forward to.”
“To me NICFC is one of the best charities out there in that it gives tireless support to children with cancer and their families. All of the fundraised money goes to exactly where it is needed. I hope people dig deep so this organisation can help more families like mine,” Geraldine concluded.