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Jenny Bradshaw Ryan and others are inviting you to ‘Raise A Glass’ to all those who have been tragically lost to cancer and to raise funds for Irish Cancer Society. Jenny Bradshaw Ryan and others are inviting you to ‘Raise A Glass’ to all those who have been tragically lost to cancer and to raise funds for Irish Cancer Society.

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Jenny Bradshaw Ryan is inviting you to Raise A Glass and support the Irish Cancer Society

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Jenny Bradshaw Ryan is inviting you to Raise A Glass and support the Irish Cancer Society

By I Love Limerick correspondent Peter Cooney

Jenny Bradshaw Ryan and others are inviting you to ‘Raise A Glass’ at 7 pm on Saturday, June 5 to all those who have been tragically lost to cancer and raise funds for The Irish Cancer Society.

In conjunction with the event, talented Limerick artist Clodagh Harrington has designed a bespoke print that will be sold for a minimum donation of €10 from her instagram page Creative Citeog (@creativeciteog). Their said goal is to sell 100 of these prints in 100 hours, which will kick off from midnight Sunday May 30, 2021.


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Five years ago, Jenny’s mother Jane Bradshaw Ryan tragically passed away just over two months after a lung cancer diagnosis. Her family were looking for a way to both remember Jane but also support the Irish Cancer Society’s critical work in supporting all those battling cancer in any form currently and in the future.

It was important for them that any event complied with current public health guidelines but allowed as many people as possible to feel hope and the support of all those taking part. So, Raise A Glass was born.

The organisers of the event are asking everyone to raise a glass of whatever is their favourite tipple to both remember those we have lost but also in hope that all those who are currently undergoing treatment come out strong, healthy and successful.

With restrictions lifting and positive times on the horizon, their hope is that while everyone is enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend that they remember that after Covid-19 there will still be families battling through the scariest times and show them that they are never alone, a wide community of support is available to them – none more so than the volunteers and experts working with the Irish Cancer Society.

Jenny Bradshaw Ryan later wrote on social media on what this fundraiser means to her and speaking on her mom Jane and said, “Jane was a great sister, an amazing mum and a cherished friend to many. Just over 2 months after being diagnosed, cancer took her from us. We want to do our piece to prevent this happening to many more families and mum is our reason for setting up this event.

We are not alone in our loss and those currently fighting any type of cancer are not alone in their fight. We hope this event will bring people together and show support to anyone who needs it.”

To donate to this worthy cause go HERE

For more stories on Irish Cancer Society go HERE

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