GORT Cancer Support is about to mark a decade and a half assisting those living with the disease.
This Friday, the organisation will celebrate 15 years supporting those affected by a cancer diagnosis in the South Galway and North Clare communities.
Gort Cancer Support will also host an official opening for its newly extended premises at Hollyblue House, Garrabeg, at 7pm.
Gort Cancer Support first opened its doors in June 2007 and moved to their permanent address in Garrabeg in 2012. The newly extended premises was completed in 2020, but was not officially opened until now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The official opening will be followed by a Thanksgiving Mass at 7.30pm and an evening of music, dance and refreshments.
Gort Cancer Support extended its thanks to Galway Rural Development for contributing to the sponsorship of the event. All are welcome on the evening.
Gort Cancer Support offers a confidential community based support service to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in the South Galway/North Clare areas.
These services include confidential support, counselling and psychotherapy, complementary therapies, financial assistance and transport service.
The centre adopts a holistic approach towards clients and their family by providing a range of activities and social events, which will enhance clients’ wellbeing and coping skills.
It offers a home from home environment, a place where those attending will be made feel relaxed and welcome.
Funds donated to Gort Cancer Support are used exclusively to finance supportive services to people affected by cancer in the community. Donations cover the cost of services, which are free of charge to clients.