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Our Cancer Support Centre and services will be closed from 1pm on Friday 22nd December until 10am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.  We would like to wish all of our clients, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2018.


Thanks to your support, we have helped 184 families so far this year through the services provided in our Cancer Support Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow and outreach support service in Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin.

Christmas can be a very difficult time for anyone affected by Cancer and there are a number of ways in which you can support our work.



As part of our support programmes for children and teenagers affected by Cancer, we are holding two separate events during the Halloween Mid term break.



We are delighted to launch our 2017 Christmas Card selection.
This year’s cards are by a range of local photographers including Tony Brierton, Aidan Flynn & Oisin Mcfarland Smith.
We are also delighted to announce that two of the images are by Aoife McNulty who has shared her own Cancer experience with us below.
The cards are now on sale in our online shop here: 

Read Aoife’s story below…




Our Community Impact 2016
Thanks to your amazing support, more people were able to access our Cancer Support Centre in Bray and community support services in Leinster.
We could not do it without you!



Can you help us by signing our petition and sharing it with your family & friends?

Despite unprecedented demand on our daily services we receive only 20% of our day to day funding from the HSE. We rely almost entirely on donations and fund raising events to survive.

We are calling on the HSE and the Minister for Health Simon Harris to provide sustainable funding to enable us to keep up with the demand on our Services.

Sign our Petition to the Minister for Health & HSE HERE

There are 150,000 Cancer survivors in Ireland.
1 in 4 Cancer survivors have physical/psychological consequences following treatment.

By 2020 1 in 20 people will be a Cancer survivor.

In 2016 more than 1,200 People visited Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray and Outreach Support service in Dun Laoghaire for vital Cancer Support Services.



We are holding a Pamper & Beauty morning on Friday 20th October from 11am-1pm, which is kindly supported by the Holistic Therapists of Bray Institute of Further Education.

This event coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

All welcome!



Friends In Low Places – The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience has been performing in venues across Ireland, the UK and Europe and has been receiving an overwhelming reaction.

This is your chance to see them live in the Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy on Friday 6th October for a very special performance in aid of Purple House Cancer Support Centre.

Tickets on sale HERE  (more…)


As part of Dun Laoghaire Festival of Inclusion, Purple House Cancer Support will be holding a public information talk on our Cancer Support Services in the Community on Tuesday October 10th at 11am in The Dun Laoghaire Club, Eblana Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

All are welcome to learn more about the services available to families and individuals affected by Cancer in the Dun Laoghaire and surrounding areas. (more…)


Moving Beyond Cancer Course:

We hold a special course for anyone one year or more post treatment, that covers the following areas:

  • Adapting to changes post illness.
  • New Perspectives: Whats meaningful now?
  • Building Self esteem and confidence.
  • Self Care Strategies.

This is a confidential, closed group.

The next course starts on Tuesday 17th October 2017 from 7pm-8pm in Purple House Bray.

Contact us to book, limited to 10 people per course. Phone 01-2866966 or email