Georgie Crawford this week launched Boots Ireland’s latest Night Walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service.
The podcaster and businesswoman has partnered with Boots to raise vital funds for the cause, which provides end-of-life care for people living with cancer in Ireland.
Boots is calling on supporters to sign up to this year’s Night Walk, and walk 5km this autumn. The walk will take place on Friday the 8th September at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, or from a location of your choosing.
‘Honour Tags’ are also now on sale in Boots stores nationwide for €2. The front of the tag allows for the name of an individual who has passed away from cancer to be written, with space on the back for a personal message. For every tag sold, one metre will be walked in honour of that person by members of the Boots Ireland team.
Georgie says: “This incredibly important service has made a difference to the lives of so many. I am so proud to be back as an ambassador this year, helping to raise awareness of such a worthy cause.
“I will be at the Nightwalk on Friday 8th September and hope that as many of you as possible will join me. Together, we can truly make a difference”.
Managing Director at Boots Ireland, Stephen Watkins, adds: “The team at Boots Ireland are incredibly proud of the contribution already made to the Irish Cancer Society and we know that with the support of our colleagues, customers and members of the public we can continue to build on it.
“Boots has a longstanding relationship with the Irish Cancer Society where we continue to make a difference to people impacted by cancer and this years’ walk will be another truly special occasion”.
Irish Cancer Society CEO, Averil Power, says that the support the walk receives every year is “so strong.”
“This service provides vital care for patients towards the end of their cancer journeys and gives comfort to their family and loved ones when they need it most,” she says.
“We wouldn’t be able to do this without the funds raised by Boots Ireland and the generous support of the public. We want to say thank you so much to everyone who’s been involved with the Boots Night Walks – this service wouldn’t reach as many people without you.”
The Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing service provides up to 10 nights of free care to those in need.
Boots Ireland has partnered with the Irish Cancer Society since 2012 and has raised €2.8 million for the service so far, providing over 8,000 nights of care.
Head to www.bootsnightwalk.com to find out more.