Want to know more about fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society? Find the answers to our frequently asked questions here.


I want to fundraise, but I am not sure what to do?

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We have all sorts of events for you to take part in. Whether you're running a marathon or doing an overseas trek, or shaving your head to raise money to fund our work, we appreciate your amazing support! Check out some of our campaigns here. There are physical challenges like runs, hikes and swims. Or if you are feeling social, why not organise a coffee morning, a night in with friends, or a golf day? Whatever you chose to do, we're here to support you with your fundraising. From resources and ideas to online fundraising tips.

Can I hold my own event?

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Of course, Use our online form to submit your fundraising idea so we can make sure you have everything you need!

How will you use the funds raised?

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Thanks to the support of the Irish public, we were able to be there for people affected by cancer across Ireland through our free information, advice and support services. The Irish Cancer Society typically receives only 5% of its income from the Government so it is thanks to our amazing donors, fundraisers and volunteers that we are able to provide services and support that make sure that nobody in Ireland has to face cancer alone. For more information on our services please visit cancer.ie

How do I get posters to promote my event?

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After you have registered your event we will be in contact to make sure you have everything you need, you will also receive a link to downloadable items.

I'm under 18 can I fundraise?

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Yes of course, we’d love for you to fundraise but please make sure your parent/guardian reviews and accepts our volunteer fundraiser terms and conditions and takes responsibility for ensuring your fundraising is safe and legal.

Can I use Irish Cancer Society logos to promote my event?

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Please use the fundraising materials provided to promote your event. You can request permission to use our logo from the fundraising team, email fundraising@irishcancer.ie, the final design will need o be approved by our Communications team.

Can I organise a charity bucket collection?

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Holding a charity bucket collection is an easy way to raise funds to support our work. Please our gyuidelines to keep your fundraising safe and legal. Please note that we do not permit street or door-to-door collections (face-to-face fundraising). You will need to contact your local garda station to arrange a street sale collection permit.

Lodging funds raised and banking queries

How to Lodge your funds?

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Lodge you funds online
Use our online form to submit your funds raised using your credit card or debit card.
Over the phone Call the fundraising team on 0818 102030 & donate by credit or debit card
Our bank a/c details are as follows:
At the bank Pop into your local AIB bank and lodge using your bank giro, supplied in your pack.
Our bank a/c details are as follows:
AIB Irish Cancer Society Account
A/C No: 32560095
IBAN: IE40 AIBK 9310 9832 5600 95
Please don't forgot to quote your supporter number so that we know who the lodgement is from.
If you don't know your number, please call 0818 10 20 30 or email us before banking.
Sort Code: 93 10 98
By cheque or bank draft Due to new banking procedures all cheques must be made out to Irish Cancer Society.
Please write any further information on the back of the cheque. Pop a cheque or bank draft in the post with your name, address and supporter number and send to:
Irish Cancer Society 43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin, D04 VX65
Please don't forget to quote your supporter number so that we know who the lodgement is from.
If you don't know your number, please call 0818 10 20 30 or email us before sending in your cheque.

Will I receive a donation receipt?

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If you have provided an email a receipt will be sent to you via the address provided. If no email is provided please contact the ICS directly to request a postal receipt.

What are the transaction fees for online donations?

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The transaction fees on the donation are the cost the charity incurs from their platform and payment provider to process your donation. By covering the fee you are covering this cost and ensuring 100% of your donation goes to the charity. The cost is a percentage of your donation that varies depending on the donation value typically around 5% as set by the processor.

Registration Form Queries

Why do you need my email address/phone number?

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An email address or telephone number is needed to match your registration to you Society record that has been set up if you have supporterd us before. Your phone number is helpful in case we need to contact you regardig your event. These will not be used for any other purpose unless you opt in to hear from us about future fundraising and marketing. 

How do I opt out of marketing calls?

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On the registration form there is a separate section asking if we can contact you. You can choose how you would like to hear from us in future, or not at all here. If you accidently opted in to hearing from us and wudl like to opt out, please call us on 0818 10 20 30 and we will opt you out immediately.

I registered for the wrong event - how do I fix this?

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Don't worry! Please give us a call on 0818 10 20 30 and we will be happy to assist!

I entered the wrong contact/deleivery information on the registration form, how can I fix this?

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Don't worry! You can log into you page using the details emailed to you when you registered or, please give us a call on 0818 10 20 30 and we will be happy to assist!

Society queries

What is the percentage of donations used for charitable expenditure?

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For every euro spent by the Irish Cancer Society, 79c is spent on charitable activities. The remaining amount is spent by the Society to raise money to fund its charitable expenditure.

What are you doing in terms of cancer research?

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The Society is the largest voluntary funder of cancer research, constantly funding new and innovative research projects that can help bring us closer to a future where no-one dies from cancer in Ireland. In total the Society has dedicated more than €30million in funding to a series of cancer research projects over the last decade. You can learn more about these projects. We also invested €2m in Cancer Trials Ireland over two years to help find better treatments for cancer.

Where can cancer patients get further information?

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Concerned patients and their families can contact the Irish Cancer Society Support Line on: Freephone 1800 200 700.  You can access further information and advice via our website: www.cancer.ie


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