Irish Cancer Society confirms 125 thousand euro centre for Letterkenny

The Irish Cancer Society has announced that it is to launch a new Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny General Hospital within the coming weeks.

The new Daffodil  Centre marks a major investment by the Society in Donegal with an initial set up cost of €125,000 in the centre plus running cost of at least €80,000 anticipated per year.

Daffodil Centres are an extension of the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Services, providing information, advice and support to anybody concerned about or affected by cancer, on site in a hospital setting.

The latest centre in Donegal has in part been made possible by the funds raised by Daffodil Day volunteers and through Relay For Life Donegal, the 24 hour community event which raised an incredible €350,000 for the Irish Cancer Society in 2012

Construction on the new centre in Letterkenny is due to start in mid-March with a view to opening to the public at the end of April.

It is anticipated that over 20 volunteers will be needed to staff the Letterkenny centre. Interviews will take place in Letterkenny on the 13th and 14th of February and training will take place in March.

More information about becoming a trained volunteer at the Daffodil Centre is available by calling 01 231 6635 or email amcswiney@irishcancer.ie.