Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has praised the hard-working volunteering spirit which resulted in the launch of a new vehicle for the East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support Centre in Ballinasloe.
Deputy Murphy attended the recent launch by Connacht Rugby players and Centre patrons, Ultan Dillane and James Connolly.
He said: “Congratulations to everyone involved and after a year of hard fundraising by some amazing and dedicated volunteers this vehicle has become a reality.
“The vehicle will transport eight clients a day from the centre in Ballinasloe to University Hospital, Galway for their radiotherapy appointments.
“It is hoped that this service will ease the burden placed on people undergoing radiotherapy and it is hoped that it will make their journey a little more comfortable. The service will be in operation five days a week and is free of charge”.