€11,460 presented to Roscommon Cancer Support after fundraiser

A fundraising event for Roscommon Cancer Support took place in Dec’s Bar, Castleplunkett on Saturday night last. Roscommon Cancer Support is a non-profit organisation that provides support and services that enhance recovery from cancer for individuals and their families.

Roscommon Cancer Support provides an ongoing range of services which are available by appointment. These include counselling and psychotherapy, massage, reflexology, reiki therapy and nail and foot care. It also provides a number of well-being courses such as yoga, Pilates and meditation along with weekend workshops in horticulture and gardening and nutrition.

  Whilst popular courses are delivered regularly, the team at Roscommon Cancer Support are continually trying to add to their service and adapt to the needs of service users. They are always open to feedback and would love to hear what you are interested in or would like to see on the service.

Like many not for profit organisations, Roscommon Cancer Support face challenges in achieving funding that not only allows the organisation to continue, but also to develop and grow.

A member of Roscommon Cancer Support commented: “It is only through the endless generosity of people like Martin Conboy and his family that charities such as ours around the country can provide this much-needed and vital work.

“The annual fundraising event has been running at Dec’s Bar since 2015. Due to Covid-19 the event didn’t run in 2020 and 2021, but this year’s event was a huge success, raising €11,460.

  “We would like to personally thank the Conboy family, the ticket sellers, all the people who donated auction items and raffle prizes, and everyone who attended this event and gave so generously.

“The raffle winners on the night were Michelle Rogers (€500), Adam Furey (one ewe lamb), Sandra Dolan (an overnight stay and spa treatment at Johnstown Estate), and Aaron Miley (€250 oil voucher). We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to Adam Furey, who generously returned funds from his prize to the fundraiser”.

The services provided within the local community give support for a person at the time of a diagnosis in addition to their treatment. Such support can prove vital for their general wellbeing and recovery, including in many instances an ability to face a terminal diagnosis in a dignified and accepting way through the professional support of a body of voluntary carers across many different professions. The services provided are growing every year and Roscommon Cancer Support intend to develop it even more, as the benefits and the demand for the service grows within the community for this vital support.