Arás hopeful Nor­ris at cancer cen­tre

DAVID TALKS TO STAFF, VOL­UN­TEERS AND CLIENTS

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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