Q Radiothon – Together We can!

12 March 2018

Action Cancer is absolutely delighted to announce their partnership and involvement in the inaugural Q Radiothon, a three day on-air fundraiser which will raise money to support four of Northern Ireland’s leading cancer and end of life charities. 

The first of its kind in Northern Ireland, the Q Radiothon on-air event will take place from Thursday 31st May until Saturday 2nd June, with Action Cancer, Friends of the Cancer Centre, Marie Curie and Cancer Fund for Children selected as the beneficiaries of all money raised.

Under the inspiring banner of ‘Together We Can’, Q Radiothon will aim to raise awareness and much needed funds, supporting cancer and end of life services across NI. 

Speaking at the recent launch of Q Radiothon Robert Walshe, Managing Director at Q Radio commented: “We have all come into contact with at least one of the four charities here today, either through availing of their services personally or because of a family member or friend who has received a life-changing diagnosis.

“Our driving force at Q Radio is to provide local content for local people right across Northern Ireland. We have a responsibility to our listeners to keep them informed as well as to reciprocate the support they show us by tuning in and engaging with us everyday.”

“This is now our opportunity as a station to give back - by raising money and awareness among the community in which we broadcast!”

Douglas King, Head of Fundraising and Communications said,

“As Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity we are delighted to be selected as a beneficiary of Q Radiothon. One person is diagnosed with cancer every hour in Northern Ireland and our services exist to reassure, support and save lives.  We are excited to be involved in this unique fundraising venture which will raise funds to support a wealth of cancer support and end of life services including our unique free breast screening service, helping to detect cancer earlier.”

Donations to the Q Radiothon appeal are welcome now with two very easy ways to get involved.  The public can sign up to raise money by hosting their own Big Brunch.  Sponsored by White’s Oats, those interested in hosting a Big Brunch can visit www.qradiothon.com and download a Big Brunch information pack, providing supporters with recipe suggestions, ideas for brunch themes and the all-important sponsorship form.  

Alternatively, donations can be made by visiting www.qradiothon.com/donate