In 1986 a small group of volunteers got together to raise funds to help a friend meet some expenses of her cancer treatment. The public response was phenomenal. Much more money was donated than was needed. The volunteers set up Carrickmacross Cancer Society to use the surplus money to help other cancer patients in the community.
Money continues to be raised today for the Society by local organisations, by individuals, by the “Friends of Carrick Cancer” and from donations in lieu of flowers at the request of families of the bereaved. Donations also come from the District Court on the instruction of the Judge.
The Accounts are professionally audited by Mr David Mc Sharry, Carrickmacross. A financial report is presented at the Society Annual Public Meeting.
The current committee members:
What do we do?
Carrickmacross Cancer Society is a voluntary organisation primarily dedicated to helping people living with cancer.
The Society provides financial, not medical, help in the form of funding:
- Chairperson Pat Drury
- Secretary Pauline O’ Hagan
- Assistant Secretary Michael Mc Mahon
- Treasurer Pauline Fox
- P.R.O. Marian Maggs
Who can avail of the service?
- a taxi service for hospital appointments
- special equipment for the comfort of people who are ill at home
- additional home nursing care
- respite care in nursing homes
- expenses arising from illness, not covered by medical card or private insurance
How to contact us
- People who attend a Carrickmacross doctor
Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre
Carrickmacross Cancer Society endorses the support services that are on offer in the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre for people living with cancer, their families and friends.
All services are provided ‘Free of Charge’ and delivered in a warm, private and relaxed atmosphere.
Who Can Attend
– Persons over 18 years of age.
– People diagnosed with cancer regardless of where they live or where they are receiving treatment.
– Family members and friends who support a person living with cancer.
– Health care professionals who work with cancer patients.
Carrickmacross Cancer Society will pay for taxi service for counselling sessions or general visits to the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre, in Drogheda. Please contact Carrickmacross Cancer Society@ +353 42 9661904 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this service.
Monday – Thursday: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Friday: 10.00am – 3.30pm
Telephone: 041 980 5100
- Ask a Carrickmacross doctor or public health nurse, who will make contact with the Society on your behalf.