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Gort Cancer Service Thanksgiving and Portrait Event

ANNUAL thanksgiving mass takes place at Gort Cancer Service, Hollyblue House, Gort Cancer Support on Friday (June 23) at 7.30pm. The mass, which will be celebrated by Fr Tommy Marrinan, is open to all. Music and refreshments will follow. Separately, the centre has described itself as honoured and privileged to host the Vicky Phelan Portrait in Gort in conjunction with the Lady Gregory Hotel. A panel discussion, featuring Quin’s John Wall, a close friend of Vicky’s, will take place on Friday, September 22, at 7pm. Clare McKenna, of Newstalk, will be the MC and panel discussion moderator for the evening. A statement from the centre described Vicky as “a hugely inspirational figure “. Portrait owner, David Brennan, is keeping her legacy alive by sharing her story and reminding younger generations of the importance of cervical cancer awareness.

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Gort cancer centre’s appeal for computers

GORT Cancer Support Centre has appealed for sponsorship to facilitate a new course on the use of information technology for cancer sufferers. Cancer centre manager Carmel Kerins explains that a lot of cancer patients have to give up full-time work during their illness but would love to learn new skills, such as how to use a computer. All the money donated to the centre is specifically ring-fenced for services. To comply with this policy guideline, the centre is hoping to acquire good quality laptops or cash donations that will be put aside for this purpose. The centre is also considering resuming the men’s card game social night for male cancer sufferers, which ran very successfully about two years ago. While men and women benefit from all activities and facilities at the centre, Ms Kerins explained they felt it was necessary to organise something that was particularly appealing for men. “Men have come to the centre in recent years before moving …

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