Fundraising for Lollipop Day in Dublin, Ireland

Get involved in Lollipop Day

Lollipop Day is the Oesophageal Cancer Fund's (OCF) national annual fundraising drive. On this day our Lollipop Day volunteers, young and old alike, take to the streets all over Ireland to sell lollipops and help educate the public about the symptoms of oesophageal cancer.

Businesses, retailers and schools can support the OCF by holding Lollipop Day events and/or by selling lollipops on their premises. Local community groups can get involved by organising events such as coffee mornings etc. The support of retailers such as SuperValu, Aldi and Dunnes Stores allows our volunteers to collect in their stores at designated times.

To get involved with Lollipop Day you can:

For more information call Anne 086 4542713 / Eileen 086 0697328 or mail here.

Run, jog or walk the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon on behalf of the OCF

Each year more and more women are running the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in support of a cause that is special to them. Last year we had over a hundred participants on behalf of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund, who all helped raise awareness and vital funds for research into oesophageal cancer.


Help us reach our goal of €25,000

If you can’t take part in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon this year, you can still support Team OCF and help us reach our goal of €25,000. Click here for more information >

To run, jog or walk the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon on behalf of the OCF

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday 3rd June 2018. Entries open on 7th March 2018.

Register with the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon organisers to get your registration number.

Contact us to register your intention to run on behalf of the OCF, and receive your pink OCF running vest, hat and sponsorship card.

You can also set up an everydayhero online fundraising page and start collecting from your friends and family.

For more information, please call 086 4542713 or email


Take part in a Sponsored Event on behalf of the OCF

Lollipop Day isn’t our only fund-raiser -- there are countless ways to get involved for oesophageal cancer. With lots of initiatives run in local communities; like skydives, head shaves, coffee mornings, fashion shows, golf tournaments, or, if you’re really feeling enthusiastic and want to get fit, too -- why not take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon or the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon!

Here’s how you can help:


Soak up the Summer Bank Holiday atmosphere with thousands of others who are taking to the streets for good causes all over Ireland. The energy at this event is always a great, and a super-positive, fun one. Come join us, support our great cause – we guarantee you’ll have a great laugh!
Sunday 3rd June 2018
VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Another great Bank Holiday atmosphere in Autumonal sunshine (if we’re lucky) where we see good causes all over Ireland supported by committed runners pounding the pavement in support of their chosen charity. We’d love you to consider supporting oesophageal cancer, this year. Your valued support really can help save lives.
Sunday 28th October 2018
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

Described as “Ireland’s Original and most popular Fun and Obstacle Mud Run challenge” -- this is a one-of-a-kind amazing day, with a camaraderie, like no other. With hundreds of like-minded Mud Runners; you’ll slip and slide and glide your way to the finish line, all in the knowledge you’re supporting a great cause.
Saturday 10th March 2018
Run a Muck Challenge

Make those muddy miles count for a good cause as you tackle one of the toughest and muddiest course challenges around. With oodles of uniquely tough muddy fun guaranteed – you’ll also know that your efforts and funds-raised make a tough muddy difference helping fund vital oesophageal cancer research.
21st and 22nd July 2018
Tough Mudder

Full, half, relay, 6 mile or UL kids run – there are so many ways to run for, and support oesophageal cancer research at this great race day in Limerick, in May. We’d love you to consider our charity for your fund-raising efforts. Your funds generated really can make a difference to our patient support and help fund vital research.
6th May 2018
Great Limerick Run

Date TBC
Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon

There’s the marathon, half marathon, team relay, youth challenger or pacers options – you decide what works for you in the knowledge that you’re working for a great cause – because every step you take helps support oesophageal cancer research.
3rd June 2018
Cork City Marathon

Date TBC
Whatever tickles your fancy: you can run, jog or walk this 4-mile road race in the name of oesophageal cancer research. It’s not known as Munster’s premier road race for nothing because it’s an accessible event for all to enjoy. We’d love your support for this event.
Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

Ireland’s most scenic full and half marathon means that if you run out off puff -- it’ll be down to the breath-taking scenery. Take in the Wild Atlantic Way as you also help take in funds for our vital research initiatives. We can’t do what we do, without you.
1st September 2018
Dingle Marathon

On behalf of OCF, we’d so appreciate you consider our charity if you’re thinking of taking part in any of the above, or other sponsored events that appeal to you. You’ll do this knowing that any monies you raise help fund vital cancer research that helps save lives.

Register with the event organisers to get your registration number. Then you can contact us to register your intention to run on behalf of the OCF, and receive your Sponsorship pack with running vest, hat and sponsorship card.

You can also set up an everyday hero online fundraising page so your friends and family can donate, a click away.

For more information, please call 086 4542713 or email


Organise a Lollipop event

Lollipop events are also organised throughout the year and can take many interesting forms - skydives, head shaves, coffee mornings, fine-dining events, rock gigs, barn dances, marathons, bog runs, cycle challenges, golf tournaments, Gaelic football matches and Christmas swims are just some of the events our supporters have organised.

To set up our own Lollipop event you can:

For more information call 01 289 7457 or mail here.

Wedding Favours

There are plenty of ways that you can support the Oesophageal Cancer Fund at your wedding or civil partnership. Perhaps you’re looking for bespoke place settings or even OCF lollipops as wedding favours.

Maybe you’d like to have a collection on the day. Whatever your requirements, we can work with you to create a tailor-made wedding package which will be perfect for your big day.

For more information call 01 289 7457 or mail here.


Leaving a gift to the Oesophageal Cancer Fund in your will is a long-standing way to ensure continued support and investment into oesophageal cancer research. Your gift can make a difference to thousands of people’s lives in Ireland, making a lasting

contribution towards our understanding of oesophageal cancer now and in the years ahead.

For more information call 01 289 7457 or mail here.

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