Can­cer support cen­tre chang­ing its name

Bray People - - NEWS -

RAPIDLY ap­proach­ing its 25th an­niver­sary in early 2015, the Bray Can­cer Support Cen­tre has de­cided on a new name to take it into the New Year. As part of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s de­vel­op­ment, it will now be known as Pur­ple House – Can­cer Support.

The cen­tre was founded in 1990 by Veronica O’Leary and be­came Ire­land’s first com­mu­nity-based can­cer support cen­tre. Over the past 25 years it has gone from strength to strength and ex­panded to meet the needs of over 2,500 peo­ple an­nu­ally in the Le­in­ster area.

Ex­plain­ing the new name, Conor O’Leary from the cen­tre said: ‘Our new name, Pur­ple House – Can­cer Support, will al­low our or­gan­i­sa­tion to be more in­clu­sive. It de­rives its name from the colour pur­ple which has long been as­so­ci­ated with our or­gan­i­sa­tion and is also the colour of heal­ing, courage and can­cer sur­vival.’

All ser­vices of­fered by the cen­tre will re­main the same as they con­tinue to op- er­ate the drop-in cen­tre in Bray as well as pro­vid­ing ser­vices for peo­ple through­out Le­in­ster.

Pur­ple House – Can­cer Support are still ask­ing for do­na­tions to be made to keep the cen­tre op­er­at­ing at full ca­pac­ity and they are invit­ing peo­ple to pur­chase a pur­ple Christ­mas wish bauble from the cen­tre and place it ei­ther on your tree at home or on the Tree of Hope in the cen­tre.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the cen­tre or to do­nate visit www.pur­ple­house.ie.

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