Your Team

Purple House Cancer Support is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees who receive no remuneration for their time & services:


Dr. Margaret Crean – Chairperson & Policy Advisor.

Ms. Lizzy Kilkenny – RGN, BSC Hons. General Nursing (Oncology).

Dr. Danielle Molloy – Medical Doctor.

Mr. Shay Harte.

Ms. Nuala Murphy – Retired Nurse.

Ms. Roseleen Kilkenny.

Ms. Maureen O’Toole.

Ms. Anne O’Neill.

Mr. John Woods.





Hello, my name is Veronica and I am the founder and Director of Services of Purple House Cancer Support.

I founded Ireland’s 1st Community based Cancer Support Centre,  Bray Cancer Support Centre, now Purple House, in 1990 as somebody who had first hand experience of what it’s like to be a cancer patient in Ireland. Our vision is to provide professional help and support to anybody who is affected by cancer – patients, family members, friends, carers and health care professionals. I have also assisted the foundation & guidance of other Cancer Centres & Groups around Ireland.  I am a member of the HSE’s Palliative Care Consultative Committee.


Our Team


Purple House Cancer Support is run by a team of professionally trained people.  Our team have a diverse range of experience in helping & supporting cancer patients in Ireland.

Our Counsellors & Therapists:

Our team of professional counsellors & therapists are all fully trained in the areas of cancer support & care.

Our Cancer Support Care Staff:

Our team of qualified Cancer Support Care Staff support our clients in all aspects of their needs in Purple House. Our team includes a trained Psychologist.

Our Support Volunteers:

Our team of fully trained support staff provide support & assistance to our clients both in our Purple House Cancer Support Centre and also in the client’s own home.

Our Reception & Administration Staff:

Our reception team will welcome you to our Cancer Support Centre at Purple House and also provide telephone support to anyone affected by cancer.

Our Hospital Transport Team:

Our team of volunteers provide hospital transport to people receiving cancer treatment.

Our Fundraising Team:

We have a team of volunteers who organise our fundraising events.