Interested in hosting an event?

Organizing a charity event is a great way to get the word out about Oesophago-gastric, to further expand the circle of support for the families we help throughout Northern Ireland, to raise awareness and to raise money in a way that is fun and rewarding.

Your event can be as large or as small as you are comfortable planning. Here are some ideas to get your creativity flowing:

Fundraiser Ideas

Food and Beverage

  • Bake Sale
  • Brunch or Dinner Fundraiser
  • Wine Tasting (at a local restaurant/business or in your home)
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic
  • Come Dine With Me event

Community Sales

  • Plant Sales
  • Craft Bazaar
  • Car Boot Sale
  • Car Wash
  • Christmas Gift Wrapping

Other Ideas

  • A Decade Party (ex: 1950s or 1980s)
  • Superbowl or World Cup Party
  • Dress down day at work

Activities

  • Miniature Golf Outing
  • Murder Mystery Dinner
  • Sporting Tournament (ex: tennis, softball, fishing, disc golf)
  • Challenging Walk, Hike or Bike Ride
  • Talent Show
  • Music Night
  • Card Tournament (ex: poker night)

What is Oesophago-Gastric Cancer?

Oesophageal cancer is cancer of the gullet and gastric cancer is cancer of the stomach. Combined, they are medically known as oesophago-gastric (OG) cancer. The oesophagus (more commonly known as the gullet or food pipe) is the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. In Northern Ireland in 2016, a total of 226 people were diagnosed with oesophageal (gullet) cancer. In the same year, 214 people were newly diagnosed with gastric (stomach) cancer.

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