Aid Cancer Treatment,
Clashmore Branch of Aid Cancer Treatment (ACT) is in existence for 25 years.
The branch has raised €390,726 to date. The collected money, has gone to the Act Cancer Treatment at Cork University Hospital.
The Clashmore branch also gave €10,000 towards the minibus service (S.E.R.T.) which brings patients from Wester Waterford and East Cork to C.U.H. for their treatment and €1,000 to Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre.
We are holding our annual church gate collection in West Waterford this weekend, 15th and 16th February, including Fourmilewater, Nire and Touraneena.
We would appreciate if you include it in your notes.
A.C.T. (Act Cancer Treatment) at Cork University Hospital, celebrated thirty years last June since it was set up by a pioneering group of lay people at Cork University Hopital (CUH), who saw the need for improved cancer treatment facilities in the South. This is a completely independent body, its members give their time and services voluntarily. The Group has raised over €10,000 to date.
The Radiotherapy Unit would not exist over the years were it not for the input of A.C.T. It has become one of the most up to date Units in the country.
Twenty five years ago the late John Trihy, who was treated in the Unit, set up a branch in Clashmore with the help of a committed group of people in the West Waterford and East Cork area. It is good to see the positive effect from something that started so small 25 years ago in Clashmore continuing to mean so much to so many.