In its final charitable linkup, Bray Wanderers FC has nominated Purple House as its fourth charity partnership. The club now has chosen four local Wicklow charities and community associations to support over the coming 2017 season.
Purple House Cancer Support is the forefront in providing a range of professional support services to people of all ages affected by Cancer in Ireland. It is at the heart of the community and is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations and is not funded by any national cancer organisations.
Denis O’Connor, chairman of the Seagulls says, ‘It is important for the club to both give back to the community and also to help where possible. Our fans are a very powerful force and we look forward to raising awareness and funds for this powerful and independent charity.’
Founded in 1990, Purple House was the first Community based Cancer Support Centre in Ireland and today operates a busy range of support services from Purple House at Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow as well as Cancer Support Clinics in Park House, Library Road, Dun Laoghaire.
Veronica O’Leary, director of services at Purple House welcomed the club’s support:
‘Purple House Cancer Support are very grateful to Bray generic synthroid and pregnancy Wanderers for partnering with us on their charity initiative. As a community based organisation which relies almost entirely on public donations to provide vital Cancer Support Services to children, adults and families, we value the support of Bray Wanderers and their fan base.
The partnership will help us support families through our Cancer Support Centre in Bray and allow us to provide services such as counselling, advice, information, complimentary therapies, hospital transport, services for children including camps, art & play therapy and much more. Our aim is to help equip people with the tools necessary to more forward with their lives after a Cancer diagnosis and to support them for as long as they need us.
2017 is our 27th year serving the community and last year 1,272 people visited Purple House for support.’
The professional services on offer include Counselling, complimentary therapies, bereavement counselling, services for children & young adults including creative arts and one to one support, CLIMB programme for children, camps & workshops for children, health awareness programmes, classes in Yoga and Mindfulness, CheckMeOut.ie health awareness campaigns aimed at 18-30 year olds and more.
For a full list of services please visit www.purplehouse.ie