Newstalk presenter Pat Kenny visited Bray Cancer Support today to lend his support to our new campaign to purchase a car for patient transport to and from hospital.
Bray Cancer Support have launched a new project in order to facilitate the demand for our volunteer transport service.
We aim to purchase a vehicle to continue to transport our clients to and from hospitals for their cancer treatment.
At present our team of volunteer drivers are using their own cars and they are on the road almost daily.
During 2012 we provided 488 free transport journeys to cancer patients in the Wicklow and South Dublin areas. Transport was provided to St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, St. James’s Hospital, Blackrock Day Hospice, Blackrock Clinic, Beaumount Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Colmcille’s Hospital.
Thanks to grants already donated from the Hug Charity Group at Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Bray Town Council and the Hospital Saturday Fund, we are close to our target of €16,000.
We are appealing to the public to help us raise the remaining €8,000.
If you can help, please go to the following link and donate online during the month of September:
Bray Cancer Support Centre is a community based registered charity, serving the communities of Wicklow & Dublin. We receive approx. one quarter of our annual funding from the HSE and the rest is made up of donations and fund raising. We are not funded by any National Charity or other government agencies.