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Updated: 12/10/17 : 05:41:59

Change your watch battery to fight cancer

President of The Association of Fine Jewellers, Richard Wehrly of Sligo's Wehrly Bros Jewellers
Is it time to change your watch battery?

If so, this month is when you should visit a member of The Association of Fine Jewellers, formally RJI, because during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, they will donate 1 for every battery fitted at participating jewellers nationwide.

This is the 4th year of the initiative which has raised in excess of 50,000 for the national charity, Breast Cancer Research who fund a comprehensive breast cancer research programme at the Lambe Institute for Translation Research, NUI Galway under the Directorship Professor Michael Kerin.

Speaking about the campaign President of The Association of Fine Jewellers, Richard Wehrly of Sligo's Wehrly Bros Jewellers said: "The partnership between Breast Cancer Research and the Association of Fine Jewellers has been an incredible success and we are delighted to support this extremely worthy charity.

"I don't think there is a family in the country that hasn't been affected by breast cancer in some way so we are delighted to be able to contribute towards the fantastic work Prof. Kerin and his team are doing." 

The fundraising initiative runs until the end of October at participating Association of Fine Jewellers stores nationwide.

To help support Breast Cancer Research and get your watch running on time again, you can find local members of The Association of Fine Jewellers by visiting their Website: www.associationoffinejewellers.ie