Fundraiser in memory of John Grant (Sconny) R.I.P.


This fundraising sprung from the tragic circumstances where a beloved husband, father, brother and extended family member died from pancreatic cancer, just over a week from diagnosis.

Despite their grief, John’s family organised a series of events within their community in north County Donegal and raised an extraordinary total of €41,500. Donations of €2,000 each were made to two local palliative and bereavement charities and a massive total of €37,500 was contributed to a specific project in St. Vincent’s, focussing on the early detection of pancreatic cancer within families, with a recognised propensity to encounter the disease. This project will have profound positive effects for the outcomes for future patients.

We feel it is very appropriate to reproduce the message of the family as they sought donations to the fund:

“John Grant was a great family man, who passed away at only 50 years old from Pancreatic Cancer, after only being diagnosed 8 days prior.

 He is painfully missed by his wife Katherine, his young children – Dean, Valerie, Callum & Kaylah, his siblings Caroline, Micky & Paul and all his extended family.

 John was one of life’s good guys – he was kind, considerate, respectful, selfless, loving to Katherine and his kids, hardworking and great craic.

 Pancreatic Cancer is often called the silent killer, and with good reason, most people don’t experience symptoms until the cancer is big enough to impact the surrounding organs, and the symptoms are often vague.

 Every cent raised is going to St. Vincent’s Foundation for Research into the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer.”

This terrific outcome spells a wonderful response for which we are deeply grateful.

 Pictured below are photos of John’s close and extended family presenting the proceeds to St. Vincent’s


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