Bray Cancer Support Centre is Ireland's 1st Cancer Support Centre and this year we are celebrating 24 years in operation.
Our continued success is only possible with your support. As an organisation who relies on fundraising to fund three quarters of our annual budget, we could not open our doors without you. We are a community based organisation serving Wicklow & Dublin, not funded by any national organisation.
The dispersed nature of the health care system in Ireland means that many cancer patients have to struggle with the public transport system to attend their hospital appointments. Thanks to your support, we were recently able to acquire a dedicated new vehicle for the transport of our clients to hospitals, clinics and appointments.
On a daily basis, our Centre provides a range of professional services like counselling, complimentary therapies, relaxation classes, benefits and entitlements clinics & support programmes for children and teenagers affected by cancer.
During the Summer months, we attend outdoor events to promote safe sun care and our work in the community. Photo attached of our information stand at a recent event.
With 1 in 3 people affected by Cancer in Ireland today, our Centre is in constant demand and always will be.
Thank you for your continued support!
We are now almost one year into our new larger rented premises and what a busy year it has been. We are experiencing an unprecedented demand for the Services at our Drop-In Centre. With your support, we helped over 2,500 people in 2013 and this figure is set to grow in 2014.
Have a look at our short video to see our Centre in action http://www.braycancersupport.ie/?page_id=1834
Close evaluation of our statistics for the past year has shown that the availability of a daily Drop-In facility where people can access support, information, counselling, complimentary therapies, relaxation and group sessions is what people want. Along with access to support for the family, those who care for a loved one, and children and young people affected by cancer. Information on Entitlements was another busy clinic.
This in turn has prompted us to focus our resources on strengthening theday to day services that are available to those who need us.
Going forward we aim to expand the activities that are utilised the most within our Centre and extend our links with other community based support services to offer a wider range of other activities that may be of benefit.
We are at the heart of the community and funded almost entirely by community and voluntary donations. We appreciate all fund raising events and donations to our Centre to allow us to continue to provide our services to those who need us.
We could not do this without you, thank you for your continued support to our work. It is very much appreciated.
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