Wicklow volunteers needed for Purple Heart Appeal 2018

Rob Kearney

Purple House Cancer Support needs your help for our annual Purple Heart Appeal.

Purple Heart Day takes place on Wednesday 14th February and the campaign involves volunteers selling Purple Heart pin badges for €2 at various locations.

We are looking for volunteers to help us to support families affected by Cancer in Wicklow by volunteering an hour or two on Wednesday 14th February.

Veronica O’Leary, Director of Services at Purple House Cancer Support says ‘The Purple Heart is a sign of support for anyone who is affected by cancer and we are asking the public to buy our Purple Heart for a friend or loved one who is living with cancer or In memory of someone who has passed away.  We are indebted to the community for your continued support, we could not keep up with the demand on our services without you.’

Members of the public can also support the Purple Heart Appeal by holding a coffee morning in their home, workplace, club or school.  We will give you everything you need including a box of Purple Heart badges and balloons.

In 2017, Purple House Cancer Support provided over  5,000 Cancer Support Sessions, including 257 Counselling sessions, 478 hospital transport trips and supported 191 new families through the work of our Cancer Support Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow and outreach support groups in the dlr Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire.  Founded in 1990, Purple House Cancer Support is to the forefront in providing a range of Cancer Support services to families affected by Cancer in Ireland.

To register your event or to volunteer, please contact Purple House Cancer Support on 01-2866966 or email [email protected] or visit www.purplehouse.ie

Sile Seoige with her purple heart

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