Nollaig na mBan
Women Making a Difference Together Campaign
Nollaig na mBan, also known as Women’s Little Christmas is an old Irish Tradition, celebrated on January 6th each year to recognise the important role of women during the Christmas Season and throughout the year.
It’s a day where you should let the hair down and relax after the hustle and bustle of Christmas and it’s a great way to celebrate what you have achieved personally and professionally during the year.
This year, The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) are asking women to get together with their family, friends, colleagues and class mates to host an event to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research in Ireland.
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute in a national charity based in Galway. The key objective of the charity is to conduct relevant research into the biology of breast cancer. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 women in Ireland will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Continued research helps improves treatments and outcomes for these women.
There are many ways women (and men) can get involved in their homes, communities and work places to support this campaign. It’s a day for women of all ages and all interests so everyone can get involved.
Some event ideas include:
- Host a coffee morning or bake sale in your home or community
- Organise a challenge with friends – run, walk, swim, climb or even skip for breast cancer research!
- Get together with work mates to do something fun in work
- Host a dinner or lunch at home or in a larger venue with friends
- Gather all your unwanted Christmas Gifts for a “bring and buy” sale
- Speak to your principal or class rep to organise a fundraiser with your class mates
- Have a friendly sports game
There are lots of ways you can help, you can see some more ideas here on our campaign site http://www.nollaignamban.com/.
It doesn’t matter how many people get involved in an event, all awareness and funds raised will make a difference.
Each event host will receive a fundraising pack with posters and balloons for their event.
Registering an event is easy and can be done online at http://www.nollaignamban.com/register/
For more information on the work of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) you can visit our main site at www.nbcri.ie (Please note that this site is currently under reconstruction)
See more information on the official Nollaig na mBan Facebook Page