As you may already know, the Irish Cancer Society were forced to cancel their annual Daffodil day collections this year due to Covid 19. This decision was the right one, but severely affected their fundraising for the year. As businesses and schools etc closed, unfortunately Cancer did not decide to take this same downtime.
The work that the Irish Cancer Society do is incredible and they are a service that unfortunately most of us have had to engage with, as cancer affects everyone, directly or indirectly. Personally i have lost family members and i know that my colleagues at Designer Exchange have been directly affected too.
We wanted to do something in conjunction with our customers and raise somewhere close to what a few bucket coin collectors might have done outside our store. So from the 12th March 2020 until the 28th March 2020, we changed our shipping costs to any location worldwide to €5. This €5 would then be donated directly to the Irish Cancer Society. We extended this period until April 13th and raised €700 in approx 140 deliveries.
Please see below our receipt from the Irish Cancer Society for the amount raised. We have done this together, our customers and us, and i'm sure it has done some good to help the fight against Cancer. It has given me the inspiration to do more to raise much needed funds. we will announce more ventures soon.
In the meantime, thank you all so much and please stay safe, we will come out the other side of this to a much better world.