To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Find out about monthly donations: security, how to sign up or cancel and door-to-door fundraisers (collecting for monthly donations).
Regular gifts from supporters like you enable us to continue to offer our services to people and families affected by cancer. They provide a reliable source of income that allows us to plan ahead with confidence, and to keep our administration costs to a minimum.
Organisations using the Direct Debit Scheme go through a careful vetting process before they're authorised, and are closely monitored by the banking industry. You can feel confident using direct debits because you get additional protection. If a mistake is made by the charity or by the bank, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund.
If you have agreed, we can contact you then we will send you updates on how you are helping throughout the year. Provided we have your permission, we will keep you updated by email. Giving a donation of €21 a month or more also means we can reclaim some of the tax you paid that year from the government.
You can cancel your donation at any time simply by calling us at 1850 60 60 60 or emailing email@example.com
We have employed a professional fundraising organisation called FMI to call on people in their homes. The Fundraiser is working on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society and has the authority to speak to members of the public about how to support our work on a long-term and affordable basis. We contact the local Gardaí and the IFFDR (Irish Fundraising Forum for Direct Recruitment) before the fundraisers begin work in any area.
You'll know the FMI is legitimate and working on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society if they're:
FMI fundraisers should only ask for regular gifts via direct debit and are not authorised to accept one-off cash gifts.
Door-to-Door fundraising (also called home fundraising), is a well-established activity that many charities in Ireland are using. It has proved to be a safe and secure method of recruiting new supporters and is a very cost effective way to raise awareness about our work and to attract long-term supporters. Indeed, many donors who come to the Irish Cancer Society end up supporting our work in other ways as well, as well as benefitting from the services we provide.
While we are confident that the home fundraisers are friendly and informed, we are happy to be able to address any problems that may arise. We will investigate thoroughly, and if you wish, will be happy to let you know the outcome. If you have any complaints, please contact us on 1850 60 60 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.