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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 to help us support more families this Christmas.

Read below to find out how you can help us this Christmas



Rugby World Cup Preview Evening with Joe Schmidt & the Ireland Coaching Team

Event in aid of Purple House Cancer Support Centre

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and his fellow Ireland coaches Andy Farrell, Simon Easterby and Richie Murphy will host a Rugby World Cup Preview Evening in aid of the Purple House Cancer Support Centre on Thursday 16th May 2019 at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

Hosted by Paul Howard aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly.

Tickets now on sale at



Have you ever wanted to walk the Camino de Santigo?

Now is your chance to take part in this amazing trip over 7 nights from the 25th May 2019 to 1st June 2019 and help us raise vital funds for our Cancer Support Centre.



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’




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.


We will be starting a 16 week walking programme called Strides for Life on Friday 28th September at 9.30am at Purple House Cancer Support Centre, Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.



Join us for a wonderful 12km walk along first leg of The Wicklow Way from Marlay Park to Johnnie Foxes in Glencullen on Sunday 16th September 2018

All in aid of Purple House Cancer Support and our work supporting families affected by Cancer in Ireland.

Sign up today here

Sponsor cards and bandanas are available to each person who registers with us.


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


We will be running the Stanford Cancer Thriving & Surviving Programme in the Spring of 2019.  This is a self management programme for Cancer survivors with the aim of improving your quality of life to better manage your daily health.


Have you ever cycled the width of Ireland?
Join us as we do just that!
The Purple House Coast 2 Coast Cycle Challenge is a Cycle over two days from the East Coast to the West Coast of Ireland.
Join us for this fun challenge and help us to support families affected by Cancer in Ireland.
Starting from Bray beach on Saturday 14th July and finishing in Salthill strand in Galway on Sunday 15th July 2018.