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Join Team Purple House in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on bank holiday Monday 5th June 2017 and help us make a difference to the lives of people & families affected by Cancer.

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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 running a 6 week CLIMB Programme starting on Wednesday 1st March at 3pm in Purple House Parnell Road Bray, Co. Wicklow.

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Helen Eyre O’Connor cycled a distance of over 200km last October in memory of her dear sister Pauline McKenzie

Helen (68) was one of a group of 21 people from the Bray area who cycled the length of the Canal du Midi in France from Toulouse to Sete, all for Purple House Cancer Support.

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Calling all budding photographers & artists!

How would you like to see one of your images on our Christmas Cards next year?
We here at Purple House are running a competition to have your photo or drawing on our 2017 Christmas Card selection.

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and to thank you for your support to us.

We would also like to show you the impact you have made to the people and families we support in your community.

1,272 people visited our Cancer Support Centre in Bray & Outreach Support Clinic in Dun Laoghaire so far this year, for support, counselling, classes & information. 

Please see further details on our community impact below

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Byron Hayes speaks about the sense of fear and isolation that a Cancer diagnosis can bring to a family. These feelings can be heightened at Christmas due to the emotion that this time of year brings.  Watch Byron’s video here

Help us to support more people like Byron this Christmas.

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Make a difference this Christmas by sending an eCard instead of a traditional Christmas Card.

By doing so, you will help us support families affected by Cancer in Ireland.

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Thank you for helping us to make a difference this Christmas by sending an eCard.

By doing so, you have directly helped us support families affected by Cancer in Ireland.

With 1 in 3 people affected by Cancer in Ireland today, your support is needed more than ever.

Byron Hayes speaks about the sense of fear and isolation that a Cancer diagnosis can bring to a family. These feelings can be heightened at Christmas due to the emotion that this time of year brings.  Watch Byron’s video here to see how Purple House has helped him.

Thank you for your support!

The Team at Purple House.

 
 

We are all great at helping out and looking after others, but when it comes to asking for or seeking help for ourselves, that’s a different matter.
I went through breast cancer some years ago, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
I was going along fine, got the five year “all clear” and all of a sudden the seriousness of the illness and what had happened to me hit home…

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Caring at home for a loved one with a serious illness can be both very daunting but also very rewarding.  Hearing the news that someone you love is ill and the prognosis is not good can be very upsetting.  Often people do not know where to turn for help and information.  Discharge from hospital can happen before a care plan is put in place and families can find it difficult to know where to access the necessary equipment such as a special bed or mattress, oxygen or other necessary items.

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