I heard Relay For Life is going to be virtual this year now, is that true?
Yes. While it is disappointing that we must re-invent our Relay this year we wanted to make sure that people can still Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back
How will a Virtual Relay For Life work?
We're going to light up social media with photos sent in by our teams & survivors and instead of our usual Candle of Hope ceremony, which is a very special part of Relay, we will have a 'Hope from Home' ceremony at 9pm where we will share pictures of your decorated candle bags. At that time we will invite everyone that is taking part to light their candles at home to Remember and Celebrate.
I had registered a team, how can we all still participate while adhering to government guidelines?
It is crucial that we stay safe and adhere to whatever government guidelines are in place at that time, however, there is nothing to stop families from marking the day at home. You can wear your Relay t-shirt, set up camp in the garden if you like, follow our event on Facebook and light your candle bags at 9pm on Saturday night. You can also donate individually on our website.
If I registered a team, can I be refunded?
Of course. While the Irish Cancer Society is more reliant on our fundraising than ever this year we understand that many people have been affected by Covid-19 and simply may not be in a position to leave their registration fees with us. If you want a refund simply get in touch by private message to our Facebook page.
Will I still get my T-Shirt?
T-shirt dispatch is currently on hold due to the public health measures in place for COVID-19. Fulfilment of all t-shirt orders will resume once restrictions have been lifted and the team at the Irish Cancer Society can work in safety.
Can I register a new team if I had not done so already?
Yes please, register a team here on this site with us!
Will it go ahead on the same date?
We've opted to keep the same date of June 20th.
How can I participate?
Please check out our Facebook page for events on the day. For fundraising events, we're looking for events themed around 24 for Life. You can create a fundraising event before the day itself and then send us pictures along with how much you raised. We recommend following all the health and safety guidelines for your events.
What can I expect from a virtual event?
You can wear your Relay t-shirt, set up camp in the garden, on the street, or anywhere that is safe and within the government guidelines, follow our event on Facebook on Saturday night, making sure to keep up social distancing!
What about candle bags?
Candle bags are available to purchase on our website and will be posted out to you. We will also be making them available in some local shops (to be advised). Make sure and order in plenty of time to get them delivered and give yourself time to get them decorated before our event
Am I required to fundraise for Relay For Life 2020?
Each Team captain will have a profile set up for their teams, so just reach out to your team captain to get your own page.
How can I fundraise?
Each participant will be able to get fundraising started with their online fundraising, so just share the link with friends & family who'd like to support you.
I registered and forgot my password, how can I get back in?
Click on 'Login' in the navigation menu to see the login options pop up. Click on 'forgot password' where you will be prompted to enter the email address that you registered with. An email with a link to reset your password will then be sent to that email address.
Is the fundraising goal for teams or individuals?
Each team's fundraising will be attributed to them, and every donation counts towards the overall goal of Relay For Life Ennis. Every donation counts...
Can I do offline fundraising?
Yes, you can do offline fundraising. While we'd encourage that we remain cashless during these COVID-19 restrictions if someone gives you cash you can contact your team captain for next steps on how to get the funds raised included in your team's goal.
How can I donate?
While you are welcome to donate to Ennis Relay For Life directly, we'd recommend you support one of our teams. It all goes to the Irish Cancer Society but the teams would like to see direct support for their efforts.
What will my donation support?
Your donation will help raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society who support Cancer patients and their families.
- €20 covers the cost of providing support and information to a visitor at one of our Daffodil Centres.
- €50 can help provide vital clinical equipment for a Night Nurse providing end of life care to a cancer patient in their home.
- €60 covers the cost of a counselling session to help a person cope with a cancer diagnosis in their life.
- €120 will cover the cost of five care kits for Volunteer Drivers bringing patients to their chemotherapy appointments in hospital.
- €306 will cover the cost of one night of Night Nursing, providing end of life care to a patient in their own home.
Nurseline 1800 200 700– The Nurseline hours have been extended to Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm and Friday to Sunday 9am to 5:30pm. The ICS is also extending the phone service to a general information & advice line as we are getting a lot of calls about non-medical issues such as financial entitlements and general COVID 19 precautions. Staff from other teams are being drafted in to answer non-medical queries.
What is the cut off date for purchasing candle bags online?
June 10th for local purchases to allow time for postage and for you to send us your photo
What is the cut off date for donations to be made online?
Tuesday 1st September.