Therese O Connell set up Youghal Cancer Support Group and Drop In Centre in 2009 having survived Cancer herself. She saw the need for other cancer sufferers, survivors and their families to have a support network nearby. Having spent time using the facilities at the fantastic A.R.C. Cork Cancer Support House in Cork City, she aspires to have such a centre here in Youghal to facilitate families in the East Cork and West Waterford area.
The group now meets in a premises kindly loaned to them by Canon Brown. The members of Youghal Cancer Support Group and Drop In Centre are trained on an ongoing basis and are fully affiliated with the Irish Cancer Society. They also network with other Cancer Support Groups and Centres throughout Ireland.
The aim of the group is to purchase a premises of their own to open a new Cancer Support and drop in Centre for East Cork and West Waterford. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarven, Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton, Cloyne, Ballycotton, and all the townlands in between.
The group aim to provide a Holistic Centre in which people with cancer and their families may find emotional support and practical help. When complete they will run information evenings and have a wide variety of complimentary therapies available such as counselling, stress management, massage, reflexology and yoga.
During the past few years many fundraisers have been held and more then €30,000 has been raised. Anthony O Driscoll and his wife Tina (who run a dairy farm and kennels just outside Youghal) met Therese some months ago and were so inspired by her enthusiasm and commitment that they have rallied a group of local farmers into fundraising action. This band of farmers now aims to run a Charity Livestock Sale in Dungarvan Mart on February 25th next.
Having gathered the immediate support from T.J. Mc Sweeney-Knockanore, Willie Keane-Ardmore, John Landers-Killeagh, Marie O Sullivan-Ardmore, Matt Hurley-Park, Kieran Hallahan-Aglish and Elaine Flavin-Youghal, a committee was formed which rapidly gathered many more supporters. Members of this group will be calling on livestock farmers from Midleton to Dungarvan requesting the donation of an animal (or the price of one)-for auction in Dungarvan in February. This will be the bulk of their fund raising effort.
To ensure the participation of all, they are asking those who make their living from other types of farming and from the farming community-to dig deep and contribute as much as they can to this worthy cause that will benefit the whole community. Anyone who wishes to be involved is welcome. All donations will be gratefully received.
Dungarvan Mart Monday 25th February 2013
If You Think You Can Help Please Contact:
Patsy Fleming – Clashmore – 087 9822950
TJ Mc Sweeney – Knockanore/Tallow – 086 2748380
Kieran Hallahan – Aglish to Cappoquin – 087 2549759
Willie Keane – Ardmore to Dungarvan – 087 2612578
John Landers – Killeagh/Castlemartyr/Mogeely – 086 8123207
Anthony O’ Driscoll – Youghal/Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge –0861744771
Visit the Irish Cancer Society Website www.cancer.ie
THE SPONSORED CLIMB, CYCLE & CANOE TEAM arrived safely home to a hero’s welcome at the Ferryslip, Youghal, last Saturday 6th August. After 8 long days of climbing, cycling & canoeing the team were in great spirits as they were greeted by family, friends and members of the Youghal Cancer Support Group.
A reception with some well earned refreshments to round off their fund raising week in the wild was held at the Red Store Restaurant where a benefit music night, in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group, with alternative DJ set by Mick O’Connell followed by live music from the fantastic local band The Vinyls.
Youghal Cancer Support Group said on their Facebook page: - “Well done to everyone who took part in The Climb, Cycle and Canoe in aid of THE YOUGHAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. Personally and as a group we are all very proud of you. With people like ye we are sure to reach our goal, which is to open a CANCER SUPPORT AND DROP IN CENTER in Youghal for East Cork, West Waterford and all Townlands in between. Again a very BIG THANK YOU.”
About the teams endurance
[30th July - 6th August] A Sponsored Climb,Cycle & Canoe in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group between
This is a sponsored event taking place on 30th July – 6th August 2011 raising money for the Youghal Cancer Support Group Serving East Cork & West Waterford Districts. All Donations & Support Are Kindly Welcomed.
The idea is to climb over Irelands highest mountain ‘Carrantuohill’, Cycle around one of our most famous scenic routes ‘The Ring of Kerry’ & canoe down the third longest river ‘The River Blackwater’ from Millstreet all the way to where it meets the sea at Youghal Co…. Cork.
The plan is to do each leg of the journey, a 15km hike, 220km cycle & 110km canoe trip, back to back in less than a week and raise as much money as possible. Sore legs, bums & arms for a worthy cause.!
For any info. contact Jamie on 087-7694537
Click on the video below to see the team’s arrival in Youghal Harbour
Youghal Cancer Support Group Info.
The aim of the group is to open a new purpose built Cancer support & drop in centre for the East Cork & West Waterford districts. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarvan, Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton, Youghal & all of the town-lands in between.
The plan is to provide a holistic centre in which people with cancer and their families can find emotional support & practical help. Our aim is to provide therapies that complement the medical model, so as to make a difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.
The complementary therapies will include;
• Counselling with fully trained & accredited therapists
• Stress management
• Therapeutic Massage & Reflexology
• Relaxation & Visualisation
All therapies will fully conform to best medical practice. Regular information meetings will be held.
For further information please contact: 087 – 1677447
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“The River Blackwater- Life and Lodgings” is a brand new 5 part Documentary which will be aired on Community Radio Youghal starting this Sunday the 24th of July 2011 at 1pm and will run until Sunday the 21st of August.
The 5 part series follows the three man crew of Tony Gallagher, Kieran Heffernan and Frank Mills on board the boat “Maeve” as they leave Youghal Harbour and make their way towards Cappoquin in Co Waterford stopping off on the way to visit the Historical Houses and famous landmarks that inhabit the banks of this beautiful unspoilt River which is known as the Irish Rhine. The three man crew also stop on the way to talk to some of the families that have fished this great river and call the banks of the River home. The Documentary is funded by The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) under the Sound and Vision scheme.
On Friday the 27th of May at 10am Community Radio Youghal will embark on a Marathon of sorts as they attempt to broadcast 50 hours of continuous live Radio. The Radiothon kicks off on friday morning from 138 North Main Street Youghal and the CRY team will be broadcasting from the vacant premises and CRY studios for the duration of the 50 hours .
The feat is a joint fundraiser in aid of The Youghal Cancer Support Group and CRY104fm and all proceeds will be split evenly between the two organisations.
THE YOUGHAL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP- is dedicated to opening a drop in centre in Youghal, to offer help and support to all those who are dealing with, or have suffered the trauma of cancer. The Centre will also offer help and support to their friends and family. The group wants to offer this service to everyone in East Cork and West Waterford, providing a range of therapies and advice. It will cover Clashmore, Ardmore, Dungarvan,Tallow, Cappoquin, Lismore, Youghal, Killeagh, Castlemartyr, Midleton,and all townlands in between. In fact it will be open to people from all over that want to avail of the Centre.
Community Radio Youghal (CRY 104fm) meanwhile are planning to relocate from their existing premises in Cumann na Daoine to Nagle House, South Abbey in order to better serve the community. The new premises will provide better training facilities for Volunteers and Community groups. These facilities will allow greater access to Studio equipment and technical training for volunteers and for those who wish to gain experience in broadcasting and the media.
C.R.Y 104fm Station Manger, Declan Gibbons is looking forward to the station hosting the Radiothon. “We hosted an all-night Radiothon last December, to help raise much-needed funds for local boy, Keith Phelan and that was very well supported by station volunteers and by the local community.
This event really will be a marathon though – 50 hours of live radio, all provided by volunteers!
“We’re delighted to partner with the Youghal Cancer Support Group. They are seeking to provide a vital service in Youghal for people from all over our listenership area, so it makes perfect sense to support them. Volunteers from both organisations will be involved throughout the 50 hours and we hope that people will respond generously and get into the spirit of the Radiothon”, he said.
CRY continues to work closely with the students in Pobail Scoil Na Trionoide and it is fitting that Pobail Scoil students will launch this epic Radio Marathon on the friday morning.
There will be on street collections during Friday and Saturday and Collection boxes will also be placed in shops throughout Youghal town beforehand so if you want to play a request for yourself or your friends and family throw a Euro in the box and fill out the request form and all proceeds will go to these two worthy causes.
And don’t forget all your favourite CRY presenters will be keeping you entertained throughout Friday and Saturday night the 27th and 28th of May.
On the road again for Headway
The run kicked off in Youghal at 12:00pm on Sunday August 29th 2010, continuing on through Dungarvan, Cappaquin and Lismore before steering back to Cork City for a party at the Clarion Boardwalk that afternoon. Photo/Video www.youghalonline.com Email: email@example.com
Motorbike enthusiasts from all across the country were asked to don their helmets and rev there engines for brain injury this August as Cork Lions Club roar off on an epic run to raise funds and awareness for Headway.
Founded in 1985, Headway works to bring about a positive change to the lives of those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), by providing vocational, community, rehabilitative and psychological support services. Given that road traffic accidents account for more that half of all brain injuries reported in Ireland, Cork Lions Club feel that a Motor Cycle Run is the perfect way to support Headway and promote safe road use at the same time.
For further information:
Event Organiser: Declan Moon 086 2567394 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cork Lions Club: Teresa Dineen 087 696255
Headway: Paula Larkin 021 4871303 email@example.com
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* Headway offer services and support to people affected by acquired brain injury (ABI). In many cases people with brain injury have no obvious physical disability but the effects can be profound and unique to the individual. Brain injury can happen to anyone at any time in life and can be the result of a road traffic accident, or a blow to the head, stroke, haemorrhage, infection or tumour.
* It is estimated that up to 30,000 people are living with the effects of a brain injury in Ireland. Road Traffic accidents are the biggest cause of injury to Headway’s service users. A recent study in Beaumont Hospital found that , of patients with serious head injuries, 50% were not wearing seat belts in there vehicles, and 50% of cyclists and 33% of motor cyclists were not wearing helmets.
* The impact is often life-long, affecting both the person with the injury and their family members in a variety of ways. Due to the many and varied effects of acquired brain injury, people often have difficulty living independently, working or returning to education, participating in social and leisure activities and maintaining family roles or personal relationships.
* Headway has been supporting those affected by acquired brain injury since 1985. It provides a range of community-based services in Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Dublin along with outreach services in the South-Eastern region. Services include rehabilitation training, day activity, psychological therapy and family support, counselling, outreach, family education workshops, supported employment, community access and a national helpline on 1890 200 278