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Are you a parent with a cancer diagnosis, who has a child aged between 5 and 12 years old?

Purple House Cancer Support will be runs regular 6 week CLIMB Programmes in Purple House Parnell Road Bray, Co. Wicklow.

The next course starts Saturday September 14th 2019 at 11am-12.30pm for 6 weeks.

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We have a wide range of classes and programmes starting in January 2019 and running until June 2019.  Please see the timetable below and contact us to book a place.

As well as these programmes we have daily Counselling, Drop-In Support Centre, Complimentary therapies, hospital transport and play therapy for Children available.  Please contact us for more information.

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This week is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week and our Board Member & Nurse Lizzy Kilkenny shares some useful information on Cervical Cancer and Cervical Screening below.

If you are worried or are concerned about Cervical Cancer or the emotional effects of Cancer, call us in confidence on 012866966

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Here at Purple House Cancer Support, we are all too aware that Christmas can be an emotional and difficult time for those of us that have had a difficult year.

It is our experience that almost everyone finds Christmas an emotional time of year.

Veronica O’Leary Director of Services at Purple House Cancer Support shares some practical advice and tips for anyone affected by Cancer at Christmas time.

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One of the most special nights of our year, our annual Christmas Candlelight Service takes place on Friday 7th December at 7.30pm in The Holy Redeemer Church, Main Street Bray, Co. Wicklow.

All are welcome to join us for this special night.  This year’s theme is ‘A Celebration of Love and Friendship in Our Community’

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As part of Cancer Week 2018, we will be holding an Open Day at Purple House Cancer Support Centre Bray on Tuesday 25th September from 11am-1pm

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We will have a presence at various events this Summer to ensure you have fun in the sun! We will have suncream giveaways thanks to the Boots Soltan range, SmartSun UK UV wristbands, and information on our Cancer Support Services. Read more for our sun safety tips below.

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The 2018 Sumo Run Ireland – Ireland’s most unique 5 k fun run in inflatable sumo suits on a 5km route in Marlay Park Dublin, Ireland in aid of Purple House Cancer Support. The event takes place on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon.

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This week is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week and our Board of Trustee Member & Oncology Nurse Lizzy Kilkenny shares some useful information and answers the common questions below.

What is Cervical Screening?
Cervical Screening tests women for changes in the cells of the cervix. Its aim is to detect early cell changes, this is the really important point as cervical cancer takes 7-12 years to develop in most cases.
It’s important to note that it is not a test for Cancer. It’s a test to check for abnormalities in the cells of the cervix which may lead to Cancer.

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This February we are asking you to support people living with Cancer by picking up a Purple Heart pin badge for 2Euro.  Wear your Purple Heart on Valentines Day Tuesday 14th February and show your support!

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