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Gort Cancer Support Centre offers a confidential community-based cancer support service to anybody affected by a cancer diagnosis in the South Galway / North Clare areas. We provide the highest possible standard of care to everyone who avails of our support services. From the very first point of contact, you will be greeted by one of our caring and empathetic team members, whose role is to ensure you feel supported and welcome. Their expertise, dedication and care for each person using our services, makes Hollyblue House the haven of tranquillity it is.

A diagnosis of cancer profoundly changes a person’s life. Many people feel alone, isolated and afraid. Some people keep their fears to themselves in order not to cause further trauma to their families. Others have no one to share their fears with. By adopting a holistic approach and providing a range of supportive services and activities, we enhance people’s wellbeing and coping skills.

Please make the call, as we are here to support you and your family. We fully understand your feelings of fear, panic, sadness and loneliness. We can assure you when you leave our centre, you  will have a new sense of peace and hope.

All services are offered FREE OF CHARGE and confidentiality is ensured.

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I am so grateful that Gort Cancer Support opened it’s doors to me. The centre and staff and supports helped make a tough time easier. The generosity and kindness shown to me will forever be remembered. Thank You

It is a pleasure to attend meetings to have a chat or a laugh a cup of tea or a coffee. I never thought that getting cancer would bring me so many blessings and new friends.

The availability of these services in my area are of great assistance to me and I am able to meet wtih people who have similar experiences to my own.

My cancer is in remission but I am greatly reassured to have this support centre nearby.

Location is perfect – accessible but private, support is superb. Huge attention to detail. The centre is nicely decorated and very welcoming.

Staff and volunteers are kind, welcoming, inviting, and make you feel very relaxed. I was fearful of going at first but once I met the people there, I felt very at ease and always felt better after a visit to the centre.

Overall, the centre is welcoming warm friendly staff and a wide range of activiities – something for everyone.

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Gort Cancer Support

Gort Cancer Support was established in June 2007 to provide support and practical assistance to people affected by a cancer diagnosis. We adopt a holistic approach towards our clients and their family members by providing a range of activities and social events which will enhance our clients wellbeing and coping skills. Our cancer support centre is managed and operated by trained volunteers with the assistance of administrative staff and professional therapists. We offer a home from home environment where one will feel relaxed and welcome. Our Registered Charity Number (RCN) is 20075927.
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Gort Cancer Support3 hours ago
The latest edition of our quarterly newsletter is now available on our website. You will find it under the News & Events section or by following the link in our stories.

As you will read it's been another busy few months for our centre. Happy reading 📰

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Gort Cancer Support20 hours ago
We are excited to announce the launch of our inaugural blue-themed fundraiser, “Wear Blue for Hollyblue”, which will take place on Friday 3rd May 2024.

This event draws inspiration from the name of our centre Hollyblue House, which is named after the Holly Blue butterfly. This tiny blue species can be found in certain parts of the Burren. Just as this delicate blue butterfly symbolizes renewal and resilience, our fundraiser aims to uplift and support those affected by cancer.

Hollyblue House has become a sanctuary for people with a cancer diagnosis and their families. Here, they can find solace, camaraderie and a peaceful environment away from the challenges of their illness. However, as we receive so little by way of State funding we are always looking for new ways to raise funds to ensure the continued operation of our services.

We are asking local schools, businesses and individuals to show their support by wearing any shade of blue clothes and making a donation to our centre. You can donate online at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/wearblue4hollyblue, drop your donation into our support centre or pay the donation directly into our bank account IBAN IE55BOFI90386766164948. Perhaps you might take things one step further and organise a blue-themed bake sale – blueberry muffins, blue velvet cupcakes and more!

All funds raised go towards providing services free of charge to those impacted by a cancer diagnosis in South Galway and North Clare.

On May 3rd dig out those blue jeans, blue dress, or blue jersey and put on your favourite blue attire. Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #WearBlue4Hollyblue & be sure to tag us.

Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about “Wear Blue for Hollyblue”. Encourage them to participate and support our cause. Every Euro helps!

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Gort Cancer Support
Gort Cancer Support1 day ago
Delighted to be one of the featured charities. Thanks Charity App 🥰


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