Ireland’s 1st Cancer Support Centre, Bray Cancer Support Centre is fast approaching its 25th Anniversary in early 2015.  As part of our development we will now be known as Purple House – Cancer Support.

Founded in Bray, Co. Wicklow in 1990 by Veronica O’Leary, Bray Cancer Support quickly established a new philosophy in community based Cancer Support at the time. Over the past 25 years, our organisation has expanded to meet the needs of over 2,500 people annually throughout the Leinster area.

Our new name, Purple House – Cancer Support will allow our organisation to be more inclusive.

Purple House – Cancer Support derives its name from the colour Purple which has long been associated with our organisation and is also the colour of healing, courage and cancer survival. The word House describes the warm, loving & embracing environment that we operate in.

All services currently provided by us and our wonderful team will remain the same as we will continue to operate from our Drop-In Centre in Bray, but we will continue providing our services to people throughout the Leinster area.

During 2013, we provided 396 Counselling Sessions & 407 hospital transport trips, along with our extensive range of services. 429 new clients registered with us during that year.

Throughout the past 25 years we have been at the forefront in offering first class community based Cancer Support services to both adults and children alike.  Our team lead by Veronica includes counsellors, complimentary therapists, volunteer support staff & volunteer hospital transport drivers.

Our Drop-In Centre at Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow and phone number 01-2866966 will continue as normal.  Our text donation line (Text PURPLE to 50300 to donate €4) will remain the same.  Our website address will change to and our social media presence will alter to reflect the name change.

But of course our Purple tee-shirts will stay!

If you would like to support our work in Leinster this Christmas, you can Go Purple for Purple House – Cancer Support by purchasing a purple Christmas wish bauble from our Centre.  Write a wish on it or remember a loved one and place it on your tree at home or on our Tree of Hope in our Centre.

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Once again this year we are teaming up with The Martello on the seafront in Bray for our monster Christmas raffle!

The draw will take place at The Martello’s Customer Celebration night on Thursday 18th December at 9.30pm

There are loads of amazing prizes including:
Xbox 360, DVD Player, Seafield Hotel voucher, McCabes tea & coffee hamper, Platform Pizza voucher, Smoked Salmon & wine hampers & many more!  Full list of prizes below.

Tickets cost €2 each or €10 for a book of 6 and are available from Bray Cancer Support Centre & The Martello.

Tickets kindly sponsored by Fortune Print & Design.

Funds raised will go to providing our vital Cancer Support Services to people in Leinster.

In 2013, we provided 396 Counselling Sessions & 407 hospital transport trips, as well as helping 429 new clients who contacted us in 2013 alone.

Prizes 2014:

Xbox 360
Epson Home Printer
Seafield Hotel Voucher
DVD Player
Designer Handbag
Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall Day Passes
Wine & Chocolate Hamper
McCabes Tea and Coffee Hamper
6 Bottle of Red Wine – Findlaters
6 Bottles of White Wine – Findlaters
Luxury Big Smoke Cuban Hamper – McLaughlins
Hamper – McGuigans Furniture
Premium iPad Starter Kit – Stationary company
Platform Pizza Voucher – We Do Printing
Padraig Harrington designed Kartel waterproof breathable golf wetsuit (€200) – Adlantic Promotions
Turkey & Ham Voucher – Frank Doyle Meats
Roast Beef & Leg of lamb – Kavanagh Meats
€100 Power city Voucher – Euro Deli
€100 Dundrum Voucher – Food Co
Bottle of Whiskey
Fruit Hamper – Ivor Harmon
4 X Mas puddings – Patisserie Royal
€100 Arnotts gift Voucher – Fresh Cut
Smoked Salmon & Wine Hamper – Wrights of Marino
5 dozen Homemade Mince Pies – Danny’s Bakery
Voucher for exam, scale, polish and whitening to the value of €400 – Dental Suite
€200 voucher – John Cameron Building Supplies
Hairdressing voucher – Freddie Spillanes Hairdressers
Travel size toilettries gift basket
Stillorgan Décor Voucher – Stillorgan Décor
Joanne Murphy painting – Joanne Murphy
Decades Vintage Jewellery

Plus many more on the night!

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We have just launched our Purple Christmas Wish Baubles!

This Christmas remember a loved one with a Purple Christmas Wish Bauble.

We will have a Tree of Hope in front of our Centre on Parnell Road in Bray were you can buy a bauble, write a wish on it or remember a loved one and place your bauble on our Tree of Hope or on your own Christmas tree at home!

The baubles are available from our Centre at Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray for just €3

Go Purple this Christmas for Cancer Support & help those in your community who need us this Christmas.

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Our specially-designed 2014 Christmas Cards are on sale online now!



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