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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FACE MASKS AVAILABLE AT THE CANCER CENTRE – JUST €5.00 EACH!

SINCERE THANKS TO SandyCove CafeandBar Gormlaith Williamson, for donating some of her beautiful hand-made face masks in a range of colours. These masks are 100% cotton and are reusable after washing in a 60 degree wash. Call to the West Clare Cancer Centre today to pick up a mask for just €5.00. More masks will be available upon request.

We’re here when you need us…………

In these unprecedented times, we are all facing daily, unscripted challenges in our lives, with no immediate certainty. What we do know for sure is that the safety measures being implemented worldwide will stop the spread of this virus and will save lives, so while social distancing and staying at home is very difficult, the onus is on everyone of us to play our parts in protecting not only ourselves but our families and communities also.

While we cannot interact with you physically at the moment, please be assured that our services are still available should you need them. Our taxi service is still running and 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. You can still contact us as normal in the office – Monday to Friday – on (065) 9060762 or via our new email address 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

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our services. Stay safe everyone!

PLEASE BE ASSURED – WE ARE HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED US……………

WE ARE LIVING IN CHALLENGING TIMES, that is for certain. With the suspension of life as we know it and no clear road map out of lockdown, fear and anxiety can escalate and we find ourselves adrift, cut off from family and friends with no one to share our burdens. How do I cope with my cancer diagnosis? How do I get to hospital to have my treatment? How do I cope with my mounting fears? THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU. Please be reassured of that. Though our office door may be closed, we are still here and our services are still available, whenever you may need them.

Our taxi service is still running and 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. You can still contact us as normal in the office – Monday to Friday – on (065) 9060762 or via our new email address 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

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our services. Stay safe everyone!

 

JOHNNY DORIS – APRIL KEANE FAMILY CHALLENGE!

THE HUMAN SPIRIT IS STRONGER THAN ANYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO IT – Johnny Doris is the emobodiment of this sentiment………………

May we express our sincere gratitude to Johnny Doris, Portarlington, Co. Laois, to Mags Keane, Carrigaholt, and the extended Keane family for the marvellous sum of €2,106.00 raised for the West Clare Cancer Centre on foot of Johnny’s ‘Keane Family Challenge’ which ran for the month of April. These people – the cultivators of altruism and the embodiment of compassion, covered a combined distance of over 5,000 kilometres, the approximate distance from Carrigaholt to San Fransisco, in their bid to raise funds for the West Clare Cancer Centre here in Kilkee. Phenomenal is too insufficient a word to describe their achievement – thanks is too small a word to proffer. Heroes all – we salute you!

TESCO KILRUSH COMMUNITY FUND DONATES €353.00 TO WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!

Sincere thanks to Melissa and staff at Tesco Kilrush and to Deirdre Corrigan, Tesco Head Office in Dublin, for their fantastic dontation of €353.00 to the West Clare Cancer Centre here in Kilkee. Since 2014, the Tesco Blue Token Community Fund have supported over 16,000 community projects nationwide with €4.6 million in donations to schools, animal shelters, sports groups, elderly care centres, health organisations and much more. We truly appreciate your generosity!

CATHAL TALTY’S MOVEMBER 2019 FUNDRAISER – €500.00 FOR THE WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!

A huge ‘thank you’ to Cathal Talty, Talty Stores Lissycasey,
and to his staff and patrons for the fantastic amount of €500.00 donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre from Cathal’s ‘Movember’ 2019 fundraiser. We are extremely grateful to Cathal for making the Centre in Kilkee the beneficiary of monies raised from his annual fundraiser as he has done over the past number of years.

ACKNOWLEDGING OUR CAPELESS CRUSADERS………

May we take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our homegrown super heroes for their face book birthday fundraiser donations to the West Clare Cancer Centre:- Marie Mc Crink County Meath and Moveen, for the marvellous sum of €1,206.00, Anne Murray, Yonkers, New York and Moveen for her fantastic donation of $2,091.00 dollars and to Deirdre Maguire Yonkers, New York and Kilkee, for her amazing contribution of $1,753.00 dollars. We are humbled in the face of your generosity and so thankful to you for enabling the provision of cancer care services for the people of West Clare to continue……..❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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 throughout Ireland.

Michael’s club, St Senan’s Kilkee, who he represented with such distinction for so many years, will host a Senior inter-county football challenge match between Clare and Galway on Saturday April 25th in Kilkee in memory of Michael who also starred for Clare for many years. All funds raised will go to the West Clare Cancer Centre in Kilkee, and Regina House Palliative Care, Kilrush.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/Michael-OShea-Memorial?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet


All donations are greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Family and friends of Michael O’Shea.

st. joseph’s miltown malbay gaa – Miltown To Miltown 40075km #westclare1000

Miltown Malbay GAA would like to invite all our members of the club, community and friends from neighbouring parishes to join us in our fundraising initiative to support local charities that are suffering in this current climate. We are hoping to reach a target of €4000 by doing 1000km weekly up to June 1st. This is to be done while operating within the current 2km guidelines that are in place.  You can take part by walking, running, cycling, using a treadmill or stationary bike in order to help us reach our distance target. Post your weekly distance covered on social media using #westclare1000 so we can track our goal Looking forward to seeing the km and the Euro marks being reach weekly (every little helps) Let’s get moving for our local charities!!

CLARE LADIES FOOTBALL CHALLENGE #Ditchtheboots

Clare Ladies Football Team are running a charity event in order to raise funds for 4 very worthy charities. These include, West Clare Cancer Centre, Pieta, Clare Cystic Fibrosis & the Doing it for Dan appeal ☺️

The event the players and management are undertaking is a 1000km combined distance run between Monday 27th of April and Sunday 3rd of May, all while staying within a 2km radius of their home 🏃‍♀️ Each day the players will put up their distance covered and some videos/photos showing them taking part in the challenge 📷

How to join your county team & #DitchTheBoots for Charity:

We are asking players involved at all levels throughout the week and so we are nominating Wednesday coming as a #ClubJerseyDay. With this we are asking each club to get their players/juveniles involved in running/walking on the day with their club colours on and to upload their videos/photos to us on Instagram/twitter/Facebook with the hashtag #ditchtheboots. 👟

We would also ask that you promote the fundraiser on each of your own social media accounts and Whats app groups!

On Thursday we are asking all our county juvenile teams to also get involved in a similar way with videos posted up of their various runs 💛💙

As a group we feel this is a great opportunity to not only raise funds for some much needed causes but also to highlight the wonderful players we have in our county whilst also lifting the profile of each club and county team.

🌟🌟Over to you – Please donate as much as you can to help out the four charities we have chosen via the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/clare-ladies-ditch-the-boots-challenge?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=chat&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 🌟🌟

Thank you for your support

The Clare Ladies County Football Team

West Clare Gaels Ladies Football Club
Kilmihil Ladies Football Club
Banner Ladies Football Club
MiltownMalbay LadiesFootball
Cooraclare Ladies Football Updates
Cúil Gaels
Liscannor Ladies GAA
Burren Gaels Ladies Football Club
Doonbeg Ladies Football Club
Kilmurry Ibrickane Ladies Club
East Clare Gaels
Fergus Rovers Ladies Gaelic Football Club
Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club
Kilrush Ladies Football Club
Eire Og Ladies Football
Kildysart GAA
Wolfe Tones Ladies Gaa
Newmarket Ladies Football Club
Corofin Ladies GAA
Crusheen LadiesFootball
Clooney Quin GAA Club
Clarecastle Camogie/Ladies Football

https://www.gofundme.com/f/clare-ladies-ditch-the-boots-challenge?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=chat&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 🌟🌟

Thank you for your support

The Clare Ladies County Football Team

West Clare Gaels Ladies Football Club
Kilmihil Ladies Football Club
Banner Ladies Football Club
MiltownMalbay LadiesFootball
Cooraclare Ladies Football Updates
Cúil Gaels
Liscannor Ladies GAA
Burren Gaels Ladies Football Club
Doonbeg Ladies Football Club
Kilmurry Ibrickane Ladies Club
East Clare Gaels
Fergus Rovers Ladies Gaelic Football Club
Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club
Kilrush Ladies Football Club
Eire Og Ladies Football
Kildysart GAA
Wolfe Tones Ladies Gaa
Newmarket Ladies Football Club
Corofin Ladies GAA
Crusheen LadiesFootball
Clooney Quin GAA Club
Clarecastle Camogie/Ladies Football

Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm
The West Clare Cancer Centre
Do It For Dan Appeal

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