THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE

SUPPORTING YOU ON YOUR CANCER JOURNEY DURING COVID-19

Michael O’Shea Memorial

Michael O’Shea Memorial

Michael O’Shea passed away on August 21st 2018 after losing his battle with cancer. Michael was 38 years old when he passed away and he left behind him his wife, a young toddler daughter, as well as his parents, sister, brother and extended family and friends. His untimely passing shocked and devastated everyone in football circles throughout Clare and indeed […]

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CLARE LADIES FOOTBALL #DitchTheBoots

ST. JOSEPH’S MILTOWN MALBAY GAA Miltown To Miltown 40075km #westclare1000

SINEAD & LEAH GETTING THEIR GROOVE ON FOR THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE - SATURDAY 25th APRIL!!!!!!!!

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON as Sinead Kearns and Leah Scanlan ready themselves for the mammoth challenge of completing 200,000 steps to raise funds for the West Clare Cancer Centre on Saturday 25th April. Sinead will undertake her challenge of 100,000 steps in Kilkee, within a 2km radius of her home, and Leah will undertake to complete her 100,000 steps in Galway, again, within 2km of her home.
If anyone would like to tag along from wherever you are in the country, or world, please do so and share your journey. Best of luck to these two amazing home-grown heroes!

 

NEWSFLASH!!!!!
Just to let you know that we have a new email address - westclarecancercentre@gmail.com. If you would like to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to call us on (065) 9060762 from 11am to 2pm, and on (065) 9056181 and (085) 1262114 after those hours or via email westclarecancercentre@gmail.com. We are here if you need us..........

Working through the Covid-19 crisis - together!

 

PPE VISORS AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRE SHOULD ANYBODY NEED ONE

Sincere thanks to Mary Lynch, of Mullagh and K&K Computing Kilrush, for her extremely generous and apt donation of PPE Visors for anybody wishing to avail of them, free of charge! Unfortunately, we are living in times where it is vital to protect ourselves and others and Mary's very kind and thoughful donation will be beneficial in that process. The visors are reusable and can be wiped down with an antibacterial agent. If you would like a visor or know of someone who would use one, they are available at the Cancer Centre in Corry Lane, in Kilkee, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Friday. Feel free to conntact us on (065) 9060762 and on (065) 9056181 and (085) 1262114 after those hours.

 

OUR TAXI SERVICE - AVAILABLE WHEN YOU NEED IT.............

The on-going Covid-19 crisis has brought many aspects of life to a standstill, but, unfortunately, cancer does not stop and, fortunately, our services are still available to those who may need them, even in this time of unprecedented change. Our taxi service is still available to take patients to and from their treatment appointments but we do need to observe HSE safety guidelines, and to that end, it will be necessary to allow only one person per trip. Don't worry; should more than one person need the service on any given day, our drivers will arrange their safe transportation to and from the hospital. Please feel free to contact us on (065) 9060762 Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm, and on (065) 9056181 and (085) 1262114 after those hours. If you are aware of people needing assistance who do not use social media, please let them know that our services are still available, free of charge. Working together, we will get through this. Stay safe everybody!

OUR COUNSELLING SERVICE - JOHANNA IS HERE WHEN YOU NEED HER..........

We are living in unprecedented times and adapting to
changes that this situation has imposed upon us has not been easy. Isolation begets loneliness and worry and anxiety levels begin to soar. Is there anything we can do to alleviate the fear and uncertainty? Yes, there is. Johanna, our counsellor, is available to talk to anyone who may be feeling overwhelmed by the pandemic that is Covid-19 and the necessary restrictions we currently find ourselves placed under. If you would like to speak with Johanna, you can contact her on (086) 0829907 and she will work out a plan with you while observing HSE safety guidelines. You do not have to go through this alone...... we are here to help! Stay safe everyone.

 

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.........
Life in Covid-19 Ireland and indeed worldwide is changing rapidly in an attempt to halt the spread of infection, and while implementing these life-saving procedures is causing stress, worry and anxiety for us all, let us reassure you that the West Clare Cancer Centre is still open.

While we cannot interact with you physically at the moment, you can still contact us as normal in the office - Monday to Friday - on (065) 9060762 or email westclarecancercentre@gmail.com and outside of those hours on (087) 2699184 and (065) 9056181. You can also use the contact form on our website www.westclareminimarathon.ie

If you would like to avail of our counselling service, you can contact Johanna on (086) 0829907 and she will work out a plan with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our services. Stay safe everyone!

 

When you get a cancer diagnosis you aren’t just dealing with the illness.  Unfortunately, there are so many other issues that need to be dealt with. Cancer itself is so difficult to deal with that when you pile the rest of these potential stressors and issues on top, it makes for a very stressful situation.

Here, at the Cancer Centre, we hope to help you through this very difficult time in your life. Our services, including transport for chemotherapy and radiotherapy, counselling, complementary therapies, pilgrimage funding and palliative aids for home use, are provided free of charge. Please feel free to drop into the Centre in Corry Lane in Kilkee for more information, or call us on 065-9060762. 
Remember, we are here to help.

 

of the Provision of Cancer Care Services for the People of West Clare!

 The sun may have set on an amazing day and another marathon, but as we look back on the achievements of the group over the past twenty years; from the provision of funding for palliative care in Ennistymon General Hospital and in Regina House in Kilrush, to its daily support services such as transport for chemotherapy and radiotherapy appointments, counselling, complementary therapies, pilgrimage funding, and the provision of palliative aids for patients' home use - we realise that the fight continues and the work goes on.  Because it needs to.  By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be affected by cancer.  A sobering thought and an unfortunate reality.

What has been achieved by the inhabitants of West Clare Communities uniting and working together, forging their own paths in achieving and retaining these vital services for West Clare is nothing short of extraordinary - so take a bow, each and everyone of you - the life-blood of the West Clare Mini Marathon, without whose generosity of spirit and tireless endeavours we could not exist.  The beating heart of any charity is its foot soldiers - the unsung heroes who take one dimensional ideals on paper and turn them into 3D living reality.

To each and everyone of you, thank you sincerely for your commitment and dedication to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre.

 

 
 

OUR LANDMARK 20TH EVENT!

22nd WEST CLARE MINI MARATHON SUNDAY JANUARY 26th 2020

22nd annual west clare mini marathon

  Huge thanks to everybody who took part in the 22nd ANNUAL WEST CLARE MINI MARAT HON ON SUNDAY. Patsy Downes got the festivities off to a flying start during registration and the sun shone just when it was needed. Sincere thanks also to Hayes Gala Shop, Kilkee for the fabulous eats and treats provided to participants upon their return. […]

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7th ANNUAL WEST CLARE TRACTOR RUN 2019!!!!!

7th ANNUAL WEST CLARE TRACTOR RUN RAISES €4,420.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!!!

THE SUN SHONE IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR on the 14th July last, it’s radiance sparkling like diamonds on the waters of Carrigaholt, bathing the village in its dizzying July brilliance – a more perfect setting could not be imagined for the most illustrious event in Carrigaholts social calendar – the 7th Annual West Clare Tractor Run, and what a magnificent […]

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CRAFTY FRIENDS TREASURES!

OUR “CRAFTY FRIENDS” RAISE €1,691.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huge thanks to Teresa Connolly and her creative cohort for the fantastic sum of €1,691.88 donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centrefrom their craft sale fundraisers held in Tescos Kilrush on 21st June and in the Community Centre in Kilmihil on August 5th last.These champion crafters unleashed their creative force,creating a dazzling display of beautiful home-made treasures to raise much-needed […]

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OUR VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD EVENT!

NEW BEGINNINGS – A TIME FOR CHANGE!

ROISIN & BRIGID’S VHI MINI MARATHON FUNDRAISER!

MOTHER & DAUGHTER DUO BRIGID & ROISIN

HERE COME THE GIRLS……………………….. A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO Brigid Crawford and her daughter Róisín Ní Eithir, Lisdoonvarna, as they ready themselves to join over 30,000 females in Dublin on Sunday June 2nd in the 37th Annual VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Our ultra-glamorous mother and daughter duo are participating in the event to raise funds for the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre and we […]

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