A few months after my wife Mags was diagnosed with cancer I decided to raise some money for Cancer Care West. I run a hobby store and board games café business in Galway and along with some friends decided to organise a a 24 hour board games marathon. With the support of the gaming community in Galway we raised over €12,000 – our suppliers donated prizes, our regular customers raised sponsorship and we held raffles and an auction live on Facebook.
We have started organising next year’s event for Cancer Care West and the funds will help Cancer Care West to pay for the numerous services they provide. Organising the event has helped me too – it helped me to deal with Mags’ diagnosis and gave me a purpose during a difficult time.