Blog Archives


Join Team Purple House in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on bank holiday Monday 6th June 2016!



A collection of works produced by class participants of Purple House Cancer Support.

Clients of Purple House Cancer Support have come together to host an exhibition of their works produced during their classes in Purple House.
The Exhibition Expressions of Life includes a variety of mediums. These include paintings, drawings, ceramics, knitting and crochet.



We are holding an Easter Craft Workshop for children affected by Cancer on Wednesday 23rd March in Purple House Bray from 11am-1pm.

The workshop will be facilitated by Megan Robinson from Purple House & Patricia Lewis from Signal Arts.  Booking essential, by calling 01-2866966 or email



Pancake Tuesday is on the 9th February and we are calling on schools, workplaces and the general public to take part in our #‎PurplePancake‬ Challenge by adding blueberries to your pancake mixture!

Blueberries are a healthy option and will turn your pancakes a Purple colour!



Make Cancer Support a Priority in the General Election 2016, by taking our Purple Pledge.

There are 30,000 new cases of Cancer diagnosed in Ireland each year and this is expected to rise to 40,000 by 2020.

We are calling on the election candidates and the new Government to ensure that adequate long term sustainable funding is put in place for Purple House Cancer Support.



World Cancer Day takes place on Thursday 4th February and to mark the occasion we will be sharing some Cancer Prevention tips from our social media pages.



Fancy running or walking 5km in an inflatable Sumo Suit?!

Sumo Run Ireland will be back on Sunday 28th August 2016 in aid of Purple House Cancer Support!



We are now taking bookings for our Spring Class Timetable.

All classes run for 6 weeks and include Relaxation, Yoga, Painting, Crochet, Pottery, Men’s Group & Allotment Project, swimming & Go for Life Physical Activity Programme.

To book a place, please contact us on 01-2866966 or email us at




Director of National Cancer Registry Dr. Harry Comber says:

“The large, and growing, number of cancer survivors in our community will have major implications for cancer support services in the coming years”

Purple House Cancer Support welcome the findings of the latest report from the National Cancer Registry, which shows that Cancer survival rates are improving.  This means that the high demands currently on our Cancer support services will increase in the coming years.




Our Cancer Support Centre will close on Friday 18th December and will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2016.

We would like to also thank all of our supporters for being by our side during this year and for helping us to support so many people.