Children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children has recruited a Connacht based regional fundraiser to join their team.
Mary McHugh Murphy, who is from Claremorris and now lives with her family in Kilmaine takes on the role of Connacht Regional Fundraiser for the charity.
She will support the local community, schools and businesses, helping them to raise funds for Daisy Lodge, a new therapeutic short break centre for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Cancer Fund for Children has planning permission for the therapeutic centre which is to be built on the shores of Lough Corrib, near the village of Cong.
Speaking about why she was motivated to support Cancer Fund for Children Mary says there is a huge need for another therapeutic short break centre in Ireland. Currently Cancer Fund for Children can only provide one in seven families from across the island of Ireland with a short break. At any one time there can be a waiting list of over 50 families wanting to come to Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, Co. Down for support. A second Daisy Lodge will enable the charity to increase the number of children and parents they help each year from 1,800 to 4,000.