An event being held this afternoon at WIT aims to raise awareness of and funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Over 200 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Ireland.
Many of them need to travel for treatment, often abroad, and while the HSE pays for the treatment, families incur signficant other expenses.
The Golden Moments Afternoon Tea fundraiser is on from 3-5pm in the Tourism & Leisure building on the WIT Cork Road Campus.
Local families that have been affected by childhood cancer will be in attendance as well as staff and students.
Light It Up Gold is marked at WIT because back in 2013 three mothers working in WIT all met on St John’s Ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital with their children.
One of these mothers is Janet O’Neill.
“Each year with the help of our colleagues here at WIT we invite local families that are affected by this terrible disease to come into WIT and have a cup of tea in the Tourism & Leisure building and let them see how much we support them.
Every little thing we do is a big thing for these families, as it shows our love and our support and most importantly it shows them that we care,” O’Neill says.
For more information on the Light It Up Gold campaign and the Childhood Cancer Foundation, visit http://www.childhoodcancer.ie/