One in three people in Ireland will develop cancer during their lifetime.
In Ireland an average of 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. The number is expected to rise to over 40,000 per year by 2020.
We want to be able to support them.

Thanks to your support, we provided 5,000 Cancer Support Sessions in 2017

View our Governance & Transparency Procedures here

View Upcoming Fundraising events below:

2019 Events:

Purple Heart Appeal – 14th February 2019

Rugby World Cup Preview Evening with Joe Schmidt – 16th May 2019

Camino Trek – 25th May to 1st June 2019

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon – Sun 2nd June 2019

Purple House Coast 2 Coast Bray to Galway Cycle – July 2019

Wicklow Way Challenge – September 2019

Dublin City Marathon – 27th October 2019


Online Donations:

Choose your secure donation platform:

Please click the “Donate” button below

Please note:

  • Paypal deducts a small commission from each donation made


Personalised sponsorship pages:

Text Donation:

Text PURPLE to 50300 to donate €4 to our Cancer Support Centre.

100% of the €4 text cost goes to Purple House Cancer Support across most network providers.  Some providers apply VAT which means a minimum of €3.26 will go to Purple House Cancer Support.  Service provider is “LIKECHARITY” Tel: (01) 443 3890


Online Shop:

Support our work by purchasing a product from our online shop here.

We have a big range of tee-shirts, bandanas, cycling jerseys, Purple Heart Pins, Christmas Cards & more!

Organise a fundraising event for us:

We rely on your support in order for us to continue to support those affected by cancer in Ireland.  If you would like to organise a fundraising event in your school, workplace or among your family & friends, we would be delighted to help & support you.

Purple is our official colour, we encourage all of our supporters to try to incorporate the purple theme into any fundraising events.

Contact us at or phone (01) 286 6966 and we would be delighted to help you.


Corporate Partnerships:

We are always keen to create meaningful & lasting partnerships with our corporate neighbours.  Our previous partnerships have included fundraising events, skills sharing opportunities & onsite cancer awareness days in the workplace.

Contact us at to discuss how your company can work with us to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer.

Our Funding:

Purple House Cancer Support receives 25% of our annual funding from the HSE.  The remaining 75% comes from personal and corporate donations and our fundraising events.

We provide free services to over 1,000 families per year.  For every €1 we receive, 80 cent is spent on direct care provision, the remaining 20 cents is spent on our operating costs (rent etc).

Purple House Cancer Support is subscribed to the Irish Cancer Society’s best practice guidelines but we are independently operated and financed.

In 2017 we provided 5,000 Individual Cancer Support Sessions.


Fundraising Guidelines:

Purple House Cancer Support is signed up to the ICTR Fundraising Guidelines:

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