In 2020 Purple House Cancer Support Centre will be 30 years old and to help make their need for a permanent Centre a reality, they are asking the public to #takethechallenge of running, walking or cycling 30km in January.
Or organise any fundraiser around the number 30, what a great way to get fit after Christmas!
Earlier this year, Purple House received potentially disastrous news: the home they have had for years was no longer fit for purpose and they needed to move out. They had also outgrown the space. It was time to find somewhere new.
‘We need your support to help make our vision of the creation of a permanent Community Based Cancer Support Centre of Excellence, a reality.
“Somewhere for children to play with other kids who have lost mammy or daddy, granny or grandad, or who are living with cancer in their family. Somewhere for parents, children and loved ones to attend counselling sessions, sit in a beautiful garden with new friends, enjoy the relaxing therapy of a massage, or simply have a private room where they can grieve in peace.
Luckily, we have found somewhere new to live. We can’t share the details just yet as it’s going through the sale process, but it’s bigger, and it will mean we can help more people. Best of all, it means we have a permanent space in the heart of your community.”
The new permanent Centre will provide:
- More private rooms for counselling and therapies
- A specially-designed cancer rehabilitation gym and recreational area
- A dedicated children’s cancer therapeutic and family support area
- Dedicated rooms for cancer survivorship and education programmes
- A much bigger drop-in space, offering cancer support and information at a time that suits families
- A garden where families can spend precious time together making memories
‘Building a future for families living with Cancer in our Community’
Register your 30km challenge at www.purplehouse.ie or by phoning 012866966.
Members of the public can also Buy A Purple Brick for the new Centre at purplehouse.ie. Everyone who buys a brick will have their name placed in the new therapeutic garden forevermore.