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Cancer centre recognised with new award

The founder of a well-known cancer support centre has been awarded the inaugural Ennis and District Soroptimist Woman of the Year award. The award was presented to Mary Heuson, who has worked tirelessly with her team of volunteers and staff over the last six years without any fanfare. Slainte an Chláir, which is located at Tir Mhuire, Kilnamona about  five miles outside of Ennis, promises to be a “home away from home” for people who need assistance trying to cope with cancer. The centre was set up in May 2010 after 400 people turned up for a public information meeting at the West County Hotel in February 2010. The centre doesn’t receive any funding outside of what it raises itself, including ventures such as its craft fair, which will be held in the Maria Assumpta Hall beside the Cathedral in Ennis this Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  Handmade crafts at the centre will be on offer, along with a bake …

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