For the past two years, Longford woman Annie Trueman has been taking part in ‘Lollipop Day’, an annual fundraiser for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.
As well as collecting money for the cause, the aim of the event is to raise awareness about Oesophageal Cancer.
Annie lost her mother to the disease in August 2011, and began taking part in Lollipop Day in 2013. Annie took part in her second Lollipop Day last Friday, joined by her husband Sean Mulroy and Transition Year students of Meán Scoil Mhuire.
“Friday was a great success” Annie explained.
The total raised by collecting donations and selling lollipops at Shaws and Tesco will reach approximately €800, Annie explains, which is up on last year’s total.
“I have to say, the girls were great” Annie says.
“They were lovely and they really got into the spirit of it” she continues, adding her thanks to her husband Sean for his efforts on the day.
Annie urges all who suffer from one or more of the symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer (which include acid indigestion, heartburn or trouble swallowing) to see their doctor.
Run with the tagline ‘A little lolly goes a long way’, Lollipop Day takes place each year at the end of February, and Annie hopes to continue taking part for many years to come.
For more information on the event, or the symptoms of Oesophageal Cancer, visit www.lollipopday.ie or search for it on Facebook.