Friends First Volunteers
L-R Jean Avery, Sarah Dawson, Gillian Jennings, Ann McDonald, Suzie Nolan, Constance Castilla, Kathryn Farrell, Lisa Mulvaney
Friends First, along with our peers in JLT, were once again delighted to support the Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day on March 24th.
All across the country, thousands of volunteers were united in their efforts to raise funds for the fight against cancer. In Friends First there was an array of silk daffodils and pins for sale along with Butlers Chocolate Easter bunnies and freshly made cupcakes. There was also a raffle for 3 Butlers Chocolate Easter egg baskets.
In total over €4,000 was raised between staff members and Friends First.
Raffle Prize Winners
Maria Kinsella, Friends First and Brian McGrath, JLT
There isn’t a community in Ireland that hasn’t been affected by cancer, which is precisely why Daffodil Day is so important. As the leading Individual Income Protection insurer in Ireland we feel that supporting activities such as Daffodil Day are aligned with our core health insurance business as they support health awareness and well-being. Recent statistics show that Cancer was the third biggest cause of income protection claims in 2016.
Cancer research has totally changed the landscape for people facing cancer. 6 out of 10 people diagnosed with cancer today survive to 5 years and beyond. Thanks to investments in cancer research, we have better treatments, better ways to detect cancer earlier, and more knowledge about how to prevent it in the first place.
Friends First believe that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just a function or department but a philosophy integrated into our company. It is how we operate our business and stems directly from our core values.