Purple House Cancer Support is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who receive no remuneration for their time & services:
Ms. Stephanie Murphy – Chairperson.
Dr. Margaret Crean – Policy Advisor & Vice Chairperson.
Mr. Shay Harte.
Ms. Roseleen Kilkenny.
Ms. Maureen O’Toole.
Ms. Anne O’Neill.
Hello, my name is Veronica and I am the founder and Director of Services of Purple House Cancer Support.
I founded Ireland’s 1st Community based Cancer Support Centre, Bray Cancer Support Centre, now Purple House, in 1990 as somebody who had first hand experience of what it’s like to be a cancer patient in Ireland. Our vision is to provide professional help and support to anybody who is affected by cancer – patients, family members, friends, carers and health care professionals. I have also assisted the foundation & guidance of other Cancer Centres & Groups around Ireland. I am a member of the HSE’s Palliative Care Consultative Committee.
Purple House Cancer Support is run by a team of professionally trained people. Our team have a diverse range of experience in helping & supporting cancer patients in Ireland.
Our Counsellors & Therapists:
Our team of professional counsellors & therapists are all fully trained in the areas of cancer support & care.
Our Support Volunteers:
Our team of fully trained support staff provide support & assistance to our clients both in our Purple House Drop-In Centre and also in the client’s own home..
Our Reception & Administration Staff:
Our reception team will welcome you to our Drop-In Centre at Purple House and also provide telephone support to anyone affected by cancer.
Our Hospital Transport Team:
Our team of volunteers provide hospital transport to people receiving cancer treatment.
Our Fundraising Team:
We have a team of volunteers who organise our fundraising events.