Arás hopeful Norris at cancer centre
DAVID TALKS TO STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND CLIENTS
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION hopeful Senator David Norris visited Bray Cancer Support Centre last Saturday and spent two hours talking to staff, volunteers and clients.
Centre founder and CEO Veronica O’Leary spoke to senator Norris about the huge demand on the Centre’s services and the need for a more suitable premises. She told him that the service has helped over 5,500 people in the north Wicklow and south Dublin region.
All of the Centre’s services are provided free of charge and include counselling, bereavement support, complimentary therapies, services for children affected by cancer, hospital transport, telephone helpline service, health awareness programmes and much more.
Senator Norris also spoke to clients of the Centre and their families and heard at first hand the benefits of having a community based support Centre in the area.
Bray Cancer Support Centre receives only one quarter of its annual budget from the HSE and relies on fundraising and donations to fund the remaining three quarters of its annual budget.
The organisation is busy working with Claire Darmody in East Coast radio preparing for the annual coffee morning, which will be held in The Martello, Seafront, Bray on Friday April 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 midday.
Rock legends Bagatelle will be performing again at The Martello and all funds raised from the coffee morning at The Martello will go to Bray Cancer Support Centre.
For more information, find the group on Facebook at BrayCancer Centre or on Twitter @Braycancer, website www.braycancersupport.ie, or call (01) 2866966.