The Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre in Tipperary Town is a community-based organisation which provides therapies and an invaluable support network to people in Limerick and Tipperary who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis, or simply trying to find ways of managing the effects of their treatment.
The aim of the group is to offer support to people affected by cancer and their families who are struggling to deal with the disease. The centre also offers a range of complementary therapies to deal with the effects of cancer and cancer treatment, with reflexology, reiki, massage, acupuncture and meditation available to help combat stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Having secured a green field site from Tipperary Cashel Municipal District Council, the Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre has unveiled ambitious plans to create a purpose built cancer support centre for the areas of Limerick and Tipperary by 2018.
Circle of Friends Founder, Jennifer Jones Hickey said,
"The HSE National Lottery funding we receive helps us to provide much needed assistance and support to people who are dealing with cancer. All of our supports and therapies are provided free of charge, thanks to the continuing generosity of our supporters. I believe the reason why Circle of Friends has become so successful it is now the Heart of our community, social support is so important in communities it makes people feel cared for, loved, esteemed and valued, it plays such a big part in so many people’s lives. Everyone wants to help and in helping they feel part of the centre and the love it shows to everyone".
Further details on the Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre can be found by visiting: www.circleoffriendscancersupport.com