Welcome to Roundstone For Fun

Raising money for Cancer Research and for the development of the Roundstone Community Centre.

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Thank you to everyone who atteneded and contributed towards Roundstone For Fun 2018, which raised an incredible €12,132.

Special thanks to Fionn McArdle for providing the video for last years event.

Our Mission

Raising money for cancer research and development of the Roundstone community centre

Being diagnosed with cancer is a challenging time for anyone, as well as for their family and friends. We have all known someone who has been affected by cancer, indeed in the past number of years some our family members and friends have been diagnosed with cancer which has created the spark for this event in the hope that we may contribute towards a cure for cancer.

Roundstone For Fun was set up by friends of the village of Roundstone with the dual purpose of raising money for Cancer Research and for the development of the Roundstone Community Centre. Last year we raised an incredible total of €12,132. All funds raised are divided between the two above-mentioned causes.

Anna presenting cheque in aid of the Roundstone Community Centre to Maurice Ryan.
Attending the recent cheque presentation for €6,066 from ‘Roundstone for Fun’ to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute were: Event organiser, Anna Sweeney, Prof. Michael Kerin Research Director National Breast Cancer Research Institute, Researcher Katie Gilligan and Greig Sweeney event organizer. The money was raised at ‘Roundstone For Fun’ a fundraiser which took place at the Community Centre, Roundstone during August in aid of the Charity.
Chris Dodd, Former United States Senator, very kindly droped into our event, to say hello and make a donation, thank you very much for making the effort

Breast Cancer Research (formerly NBCRI) is a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

We know that breast cancer research has improved the diagnosis, treatment options, and outcomes for those who develop the disease. We want to fund these research programmes to continue to impact the outcomes for those who develop the disease in the future.

The research team, in collaboration with universities and hospitals across the globe, focuses on the development and improvement of diagnostic techniques and treatment strategies, to drive real and measurable improvement in clinical outcomes for breast cancer patients.

With your help we can positively impact the future for women in Ireland

Roundstone

In recent years Roundstone Community centre has enjoyed a facelift to the tune of €240,000. Improvements to the car park, landscaping and the side garden are particularly striking. This was made possible through fundraising from Tour de Bog and other events held throughout the year with further assistance from Government Grants. Roundstone For Fun wants to continue this good work and we want to see the Community Centre being enhanced and to become a inspiring place to hold events.

Why the name Roundstone For Fun – (RFF) – We want to try and bring the two together by having fun events to raise money for two wonderful causes.