Centra gets Offaly walking for The Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer Campaign

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Centra stores throughout Offaly will be brightening up communities in the county with Centra’s pink walks in aid of the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme.

This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Centra stores throughout Offaly will be brightening up communities in the county with Centra’s pink walks in aid of the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme.

Over 200 Centra stores across the country have signed up to host a pink walk which will see thousands of people pounding the pavements with four Centra stores across Offaly participating to raise much needed funds for the charity. These stores include; Loughnane’s Centra Birr, Baggot’s Centra Clara, Leavy’s Centra Tullamore and Dunphy’s Centra Rhode.

For those who would like to take part in any of Offaly’s pink walks, just visit your local participating Centra store, register and get walking to raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s’ Action Breast Cancer programme. You can also check out the details of walks taking place on www.centra.ie. This is the fourth year that Centra has supported the Irish Cancer Society’s’ Action Breast Cancer campaign and the walks have been a huge driver of funds by communities coming together with the annual campaign raising over €1 million to date.

In total 23 counties will see their communities turn pink and take to the streets of their local towns, villages to increase awareness of breast cancer in Ireland and there will be four large-scale city walks taking place in Waterford, Galway, Dublin and Cork. All funds raised will go directly to this worthy charity, which helps provide information, advice and support services for women with breast cancer in Ireland. Centra aims to build on the success of last year’s fundraising campaign which raised over €500,000 for the charity.

Commenting on the launch of Centra’s Walks, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra, said, “Centra’s walks for the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer campaign have been a huge success to date growing year on year, increasing two-fold on last years numbers. It is a testament to our stores who show real community spirit and drive much needed funds for a cause that touches so many people around the country. At Centra, we continuously look at new and innovative ways to drive our fundraising endeavours and we hope this year will be the most successful to date.”

In addition, throughout October, Centra will be selling a specially designed ‘bag for life’ in 460 stores nationwide for €3, with proceeds going to the worthwhile charity. Centra will also be selling special pink products instore, such as flowers, plants, milk, apples and mushrooms, with a donation being made to the Irish Cancer Society Action Breast Cancer fund.