Two local people, one of them a cancer survivor, will go through a hair-raising experience this weekend to raise funds for the CARE Cancer Support Centre.
Helen Walsh from Willow Park is having her hair shaved off while Paddy O’Donoghue from Honeyiew Estate is having his hair dyed green on Saturday May 14 in Shenanigans bar, Thomas Street, Clonmel at 8.30pm.
“This event has a personal meaning for me because I had ovarian cancer in 1998”, says Helen Walsh.
“I lost all my hair having undergone major surgery and chemotherapy. There was no support centre available at that time. Such support would have been wonderful”.
Helen and Paddy are urging that this event is strongly supported because cancer touches the lives of virtually everyone, either directly or indirectly.
“Such a devastating diagnosis requires more than just medical intervention but also the support that is available through CARE in Clonmel”, says Helen Walsh.
The CARE Centre provides emotional support, information and practical help to anyone in South Tipperary who has or has had cancer and to those who care for them.
Services provided include counselling, support groups, complementary therapies, Yoga, Tai Chi and art classes.
CARE does not receive any government funding and depends on donations and fundraisers to do its excellent work.
All services are provided free of charge. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.
For further information contact 052-6182667 or call into the centre at 14 Wellington Street Clonmel.