iCAN – Our Chosen Charity

Lonergan Corporate Gifts chosen charity this year is iCAN Ireland. iCAN is a parent-run network providing support, information and advocating for best care for those affected by Juvenile Arthritis. iCAN is 100% volunteer-based and 100% funds by iCAN raised go towards making things better for kids with Arthritis in Ireland!

Besides iCAN doing great work, we here at Lonergan’s have another reason for wanting to support such a great charity – Zoe Lonergan (Our MD Louise Lonergan’s niece) is scheduled for a stem cell transplant – also known as a Bone Marrow Transplant – in hopes of curing her condition of systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis – a potentially life-threatening disease. The family of this four-year-old girl with crippling arthritis are praying for a stem cell donor to prevent the condition from damaging her organs. You can read more here.

The transplant process can last several months in Newcastle and the family will receive no financial assistance from the HSE or the Irish government to help cover these expenses except for 2 plane tickets for Zoe and her mum. Zoe’s family need to raise funds for the months they will be in Newcastle for travel for dad Dave, accommodation, food, taxi’s etc.

Can you give a few euros to help ease the financial burden on Zoe’s family during this essential and potentially life-saving procedure 100% of your donation will go directly to Zoe and her family to help them through this very trying time. You can help make a difference. Every euro helps – please give whatever you can – every little bit means so much – www.idonate.ie/icanhelp

Best wishes to Zoe from Lonergan Corporate Gifts. Fight on, little princess!