Golfer Rory McIlroy has made a £1 million donation to a children’s cancer charity in Northern Ireland.
The donation to the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) will be paid over four years to support the running costs of Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, County Down, which provides free therapeutic breaks to families affected by cancer.
The money will be provided through the Rory Foundation which he set up in 2013 to support children’s charities around the world.
“I was overwhelmed by the honesty, the courage and the warmth of the children and teenagers there and immediately made the decision to enhance my support of the Cancer Fund for Children”.
NICFC Chief Executive Gillian Creevy said Rory made a personal commitment to their work over the last 18 months. She added:
“Despite his time being so valuable and demands on him so great, he has still managed to create opportunities to personally meet with children living with cancer – and every time he does, he leaves behind young people with their spirits and self-esteem well and truly lifted”.
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