Niall takes up reins at Gary Kelly centre
AIM IS TO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
THE Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre on George’s Street provides a comprehensive service for people in the region who have had a cancer diagnosis and that’s the way new chairperson Niall Reynolds wants to keep it.
He says the range is significant for both clients and their families, all with the intention of removing as much stress as possible from an individual’s situation.
All the services are free and for Niall, the centre has become a vital commodity for so many.
His professional role in the social welfare sector has seen him provide a service for the centre since 2009, holding regular clinics and advising people of rights and entitlements.
He joined the board and recently replaced Declan Weldon as chairperson. He spent 14 years on the board of the Women’s and Children’s Refuge on Congress Avenue.
‘Declan has done an excellent job and I just want to build on what he has achieved here,’ he stated.
‘ The centre is a place that fills a void for many who attend for treatment in hospital and then have no back up service, somewhere to drop in for a cup of tea, or a chat, or advice. We have so much here, reflexology and art and a men’s group. It’s all part of what we do.’
They are always on the lookout for volunteers and helpers and those interested can just pop in to the centre.
‘We have a great team at the centre and they make it a special place.’
The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre and inset, Niall Reynolds.