Leinster Rugby participant Andrew Porter has teamed up with the Irish Most cancers Society to launch a face masks which he designed.
he Rugby prop has been an Irish Most cancers Society ambassador for a few years after shedding his beloved mom Wendy to breast most cancers when he was simply 12 years previous.
The discharge of the face masks is the newest enterprise in a variety of fundraising tasks that Andrew has finished for the charity through the years.
“Most cancers has affected my household as I misplaced my mum Wendy to breast most cancers.
“I wished to do one thing to boost funds for the Irish Most cancers Society to make sure that most cancers sufferers and their households proceed to have important entry to help providers after they want it most,” he mentioned.
The athlete has many tattoos with significant messages behind them, together with one on his arm devoted to his late mom.
Andrew has credited his inventive flare because the inspiration behind his newest fundraising initiative.
“My tattoos had been a direct inspiration for my masks design. I’ve at all times loved drawing tattoo designs and my tattoos have been a beautiful solution to commemorate my mum,” he mentioned.
Rosemary Simmons, the Irish Most cancers Society’s Nationwide Fundraising Lead spoke out concerning the unimaginable work Andrew has finished for the charity.
“Andrew has been an Ambassador for the Irish Most cancers Society for a few years as his household, like many others, has been affected by most cancers.
“We actually recognize Andrew giving his time to design this face masks. It’s been a really tough yr for most cancers sufferers and their households and the providers that the Irish Most cancers Society present are wanted now greater than ever,” she mentioned.
Rosemary additionally expressed her hopes that the mission will additional spotlight the significance of carrying a masks.
She added: “By buying a masks, not solely are you defending members of your group however you’re additionally supporting most cancers sufferers and their households throughout Eire.”
The masks price €15 and can be found to order on the Irish Most cancers Society’s web site.