I lost both my wife and my daughter to cancer and every Christmas I light up my house in Cloonfad, Co Mayo, in their memory.
My daughter Karen died in 2011, just weeks after her son was born. Karen had used Cancer Care West’s services and she asked me to donate the money raised from the Christmas lights to Cancer Care West. For 6 weeks every year I light my house and garage, each side of the road, the road across from the house and I borrow the field next door so that I can light that too! The lights draw a great crowd and people drop in to say hello and make donations.
My lights have raised over €30,000 for Cancer Care West and I know that this is helping other families cope with cancer.