Fighting cancer, one kind and generous gesture at a time
Published 31/08/2015 | 02:30
Brendan Creegan tragically died of cancer in 2013. In honour of his memory, and to celebrate his life-long love of sport, particularly rugby and football, his family have donated his extensive collection of jerseys to the Irish Cancer Society charity shops. Over 500 jerseys were donated and are on display in two shop windows - 25 jerseys in the Tallaght shop in Dublin and 25 in the Castle Street shop in Cork. The jerseys will be sold on Saturday September 5, to raise funds to continue the vital work of the Cancer Society. Many are brand new, in their original packaging with labels intact, and the decision to donate them came about because, as Brendan's sister Olivia, says: "We felt that it was only fitting to take what was Brendan's passion in life and do something positive with it to help others." The Irish Cancer Society has 20 charity shops across the country, with over one million items sold every year, many of which include designer items, including Armani suits, Gucci jewellery, Prada handbags and Jimmy Choos. Retail therapy was never a more apt phrase.