Avoca Charity Partnership with The Gavin Glynn Foundation in 2022

Sep 29, 2022

Avoca are very proud to work with Wicklow-based charity The Gavin Glynn Foundation, our new charity partners. The Gavin Glynn Foundation helps families of children battling cancer to travel overseas for treatment not available in Ireland, and believes that all children with cancer deserve the best care, wherever in the world that might be.

The foundation was established when 18 month old Gavin Glynn was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. After extensive chemotherapy here in Ireland, due to his very young age Gavin had to be taken to Switzerland where they specialise in the precision radiation treatment he needed. Gavin’s family had to move to Switzerland for over two months, with friends and family of the Glynn’s raising over €16,000 to cover the cost of the travel and treatment for Gavin. 

Tragically, Gavin passed away in 2014 at the age of four, after heroically battling cancer for over two years. Gavin went through several rounds of treatment and tests in Ireland, Switzerland, Holland and the United States. The Glynns set up the foundation in his name to help other families of children with cancer, and to encourage them to never give up hope.

We are immensely proud to support this incredible cause, and to raise money and awareness in order to help families of children with cancer have access to the very best care across the world. Our in-house design team have created a beautiful candle as an exclusive charity product, with the entirety of the proceeds going directly to the Gavin Glynn Foundation. 

The candle is extra large in size with a double wick, and is delicately scented with sandalwood. A perfect gift this Christmas for a friend, colleague or family member, we hope this candle will help to shine a light on a very worthy cause. 

The candle is available to buy in-store & online for €29.95, with all proceeds being donated to The Gavin Glynn Foundation. 

We are very happy to share that customers can also donate whatever they can to this wonderful charity at till points in any of our stores.

Sandalwood Scented Double Wick Candle