Event fundraising

Annual street fundraising event to return to the streets of Gorey

A group of buskers from across the country will take to the streets outside the French pub this Saturday for a street event to raise money to support cancer research.

he Gorey Busk has been held in Gorey on the second Saturday in August for over 30 years. Since its inception the musicians have raised money for a wide variety of charities and this year they have decided to dedicate the event to the Cancer Clinical Research Trust. The group supported this charity through the event 18 years ago in memory of Anne Burns, who sadly lost her life to cancer. This year the day will be a celebration for Marian Hogan, who died last year and a long-time patient of Professor Crown.

With the event suspended for two years due to Covid, organizer Gerry Lennon said he was delighted to be back.

“We are delighted to be back after the past two years,” he said. “It’s a great day for everyone. It starts on the street at 2 p.m. and continues in French’s backyard until late. Anyone who can sing, dance, play an instrument is welcome.

“The money raised will go directly to CCRT – the research laboratory at St Vincent’s Hospital, which is a pioneer in research into revolutionary new treatments for many types of cancer.”

Music will begin outside French’s on Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m. Those who cannot attend and wish to contribute can donate on the Go Fund Me page: https://gofund.me/0d528e99

Founded by consultant medical oncologist Professor John Crown, the Cancer Clinical Research Trust Ltd is a registered charity which supports a cancer research program based at many leading institutions in Dublin. The main focus of their work is “translational research”, that is, research that extends to the laboratory and the clinic. This global clinical-laboratory partnership has resulted in groundbreaking new treatments for many types of cancer.