The Hope Cancer Support Centre CLG provides vital emotional support for people affected by cancer including those who care for them, from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards, ensuring a confidential, professional and caring service in a peaceful environment.
All the services are free of charge and include:
- Reflexology/Gentle Massage
- Peer Support Groups
- Bra/Prosthesis fitting
- Wig Fitting
- Telephone Support
- Lymphoedema Service
- Bereavement Support
- Transport Service
- Children's Support
If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, supporting a loved one with a diagnosis, or have been bereaved by cancer and are thinking about contacting Hope, please do…… their support is for you…. They are a local service supporting local people.
It costs approximately €436,000 per annum to open the blue door of the Hope Centre. Only 19% of this money comes from grant aid mainly from the HSE, Irish Cancer Society and Túsla. The remaining 81% has to be raised through fundraising and donations. Our Lymphoedema service provided over 700 sessions of manual lymph drainage therapy sessions to clients last year. This service is solely funded by Hope and Dream 10. Last year Hope and Dream 10 part funded the purchase of a car which is now on the road 5 days a week transporting clients to and from hospital appointments.
The proceeds Hope receives from the 2019 race will be utilised to continue to offer help and support to hundreds of people across County Wexford.