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Irish Cancer Society no longer accepting donations from fox hunting groups

Updated: Feb 17, 2019


Photo: ICS

The Irish Cancer Society will not accept donations from fox hunting groups.


The ICS previously received money from the annual Abbeyfeale Harriers Hunting festival.


But complaints from members of the public have now changed their policy on accepting donations.


An ICS spokesperson said:

"The Society does not always receive advance notice of fundraising events held to raise crucial funds for people affected by cancer, but where we do, we ask organisers to register their event with us so we can steward them.
"Following contact from a number of cancer patients and supporters who were upset about the Abbeyfeale Harriers Annual Hunting Festival, the Society requested that the organisers do not send a donation to the Society that is generated from fox hunt activities."