Plans progressing for Daisy Lodge Co. Mayo
In just five years, we have provided restorative short breaks to more than 2,214 families affected by cancer from across Ireland. However, the need is overwhelming and for every family we support from Ireland, there are another six we cannot.
During these very challenging times, we are driving ahead with our plans to build a second Daisy Lodge in Co Mayo.
A new therapeutic short break centre in Cong, Co. Mayo will allow us to increase the number of families supported from 500 to 1,000 a year, ensuring more families can access the essential non-clinical support they desperately need.
We are delighted to say that Planning permission has been granted and we have finished the building design stage.
We are extremely grateful to The Rory Foundation, the foundation of internationally renowned golfer Rory McIlroy, who have donated €1.2m to the project. We still have a huge challenge ahead though as the cost to build and operate Cancer Fund for Children’s therapeutic short break centre for three years is €11.5m.
We are now embarking on an ambitious fundraising drive to make a new therapeutic short break facility for Ireland a reality.
To find out how you can support our plans here or contact Belinda Kearns Relationship Development Manager (Ireland): Belinda@cancerfundforchildren.ie.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller