Cork’s 96fm Giving for Living Radiothon raises €429,597.
The team and listeners of Cork’s 96FM have been hard at work over the weekend raising money for cancer service support charities in Cork as part of their Giving for Living Radiothon event. The fifteenth annual event ended with a total of €429,597 bringing the cumulative raised so far by Radiothons run by Wireless Group station to over €6.2 million. The money raised this year is to support Cancer Services in Cork provided through the five local charity partners: Mercy Hospital Foundation; CUH Charity; Marymount Hospice; ARC Cancer Support House and Breakthrough Cancer Research.
The event took place on the 25th, 26th and 27th of May and there were many ways to get involved. The station encouraged listeners to donate by call, text or online. There were also options for the people of Cork to host their own Jersey Days, Coffee Breaks and use a Giving for Living Change Box. There were many generous donations from local businesses, schools and organisations. A local young lady even donated €50 of her communion money only a day after her big day. It was a big weekend for the community and the generous spirit came to life through the event.
Many of Cork’s familiar faces got involved in the fun. Cork's hurler Ciarán Joyce took cooling down to the next level by getting people to aim for the trigger to dunk him in freezing water. Cllr. John Maher held a sponsored cut and said goodbye to his hair for the summer. There were also a multitude of events held across the weekend such as a 'Paddleathon’ in Fitzgerld’s Park, free clean and polish at Dr. Seema’s Dental Practice if you donate and, Jersey Day’s in businesses such as Eir, Mercy University Hospital and Trigon Hotel.
All this hard work and generosity led up to the important moment when Kieran McGeary announced the grand total on air. There were cheers and excitement in the studio. This appeal makes a difference to people who benefit from the invaluable services provided by 96FM’s charity partners. This event couldn’t have happened without the dedication of the team at 96FM, and they should be very proud of what they have achieved this year.