In 1986 a small group of volunteers got together to raise funds to help a friend meet some expenses of her cancer treatment. The public response was phenomenal. Much more money was donated than was needed. The volunteers set up Carrickmacross Cancer Society to use the surplus money to help other cancer patients in the community.
Money continues to be raised today for the Society by local organisations, by individuals, by the “Friends of Carrick Cancer” and from donations in lieu of flowers at the request of families of the bereaved. Donations also come from the District Court.
The Accounts are professionally audited by Mr David Mc Sharry, Carrickmacross.
The Society is registered with the Charity Regulatory Authority. www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie Registered Charity Number 20025861.
Committee reports of activities for the previous year, educational and general information are given at the Society Annual Public Meeting.