Fire Fighters host Pink Coffee Morning
Organise a Pink event in your community this October to support breast cancer patients and their families.
Donegal Fire fighter Darren Doherty decided to organise a Pink Coffee Morning after hearing a ‘Cups Against Breast Cancer’ ad on the radio. “I instantly thought we should do something. There have been so many local women affected by this and we all know someone touched by cancer, friends and family.”
He discussed it with his colleagues in Buncrana Fire Station and all the crew felt it would be a great idea. “As a group of men raising money for what is primarily a female cancer we got amazing support once we started to advertise. We were also keen to raise awareness that men too can and do get diagnosed with breast cancer,” says Darren.
“It went from there and we really had a great day. It got a fantastic turnout! We were overwhelmed with the support from the local community. From the bakers to the sponsors and everyone who donated at the coffee morning.”
Paw Patrol, Trolls and Fireman Sam also popped in for the Coffee Morning, and the children there on the day had a ball. “Which child doesn’t love fire engines? In fact what adult doesn’t want a wee nosy around a fire station?” says Darren.
Fortunately the Buncrana Fire Station didn’t receive a call out on the day and the entire team was able to participate. “It was an honour for us to raise money for others and help the community in a different way to our normal fire fighting duties,” says Darren.
The Coffee Morning, which raised €3,225 in 2017, will take place on 4th November at Buncrana Fire Station.