The annual Petermarkathon takes place Friday 26th – Sunday 28th October 2018, with events taking place in Peter Mark salons in Market Cross and Mac Donagh Junction.
This year the Peter Mark team will be raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society to help support its Cancer Nurseline, a free helpline staffed by trained cancer nurses, to offer a listening ear and practical advice to anyone who has concerns or questions about cancer.
The Peter Mark salons in Kilkenny are tasked with coming up with their own unique way to raise money, so visitors to their local Peter Mark Kilkenny salons can expect braid bars, raffle prizes, guess how many clips in the jar competitions and lots of other fun events over the weekend!
Commenting on the launch, Peter O’Rourke, CEO, Peter Mark said, “Our annual Petermarkathon is a key event in our calendar and one we as a team very much look forward to. Over the years we have raised hundreds of thousands of Euros for charities across Ireland. Each year we select a new charity to raise money for and we are delighted to partner this year with The Irish Cancer Society. In particular, we will be raising money to support the wonderful work of the Cancer Nurseline.”
Averil Power, CEO of Irish Cancer Society said: “We are delighted to be the beneficiary of the Petermarkathon which will raise vital funds for our Cancer Nurseline service. This year over 40,000 people will get a cancer diagnosis in Ireland. That diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming. That’s why our Cancer Nurses are available on the Freephone Cancer Nurseline to offer emotional support and advice to anyone concerned about any aspect of cancer.
This service is reliant on donations, so we are very grateful to salons across Ireland who will participate in the Petermarkathon and ensure those facing cancer get the support they need. We wish you the best of luck with your fundraising activities and hope the event is a huge success!”
Check out all the activities:
Peter Mark Market Cross will be hosting a Nerd day & Trainee-athon on Friday 26th October, a Sponsored Walk on Saturday 27th and a raffle all weekend.
Peter Mark in Mac Donagh Junction have a cake sale on Friday 26th, a cake sale and Pie your Manager event on the Saturday, and finally a sponsored walk on Monday 29th October. They will have a braid bar, raffle for hamper & guess how many hair clips are in the jar challenges all weekend.