From left to right,Sean Madden Chairman Ballinasloe Credit Union,Shane Mc Neill, Business Development manager BCU,Phyllis Hogan, Administrator Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre andLiam Connaire, Chairperson Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre.

Funding boost for Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre

Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre is set to receive a financial boost of €4,000 per year for the next two years from the Ballinasloe Credit Union Social Fund.

“This is great news for our centre,” said Chairperson, Liam Connaire. “We are so thankful to Ballinasloe Credit Union for their generous funding. It opens new possibilities for us. We are a small voluntary run organisation on a small budget so this is a tremendous boost to us,” he continued.

Based in Cullen’s Yard, Ballinasloe, the facility was first established in 2009 to provide a psychological and emotional support service for people diagnosed with cancer and their families. It provides a free and confidential service which includes counselling, information, reflexology, acupuncture, holistic massage therapy, craft evenings and bereavement support.

Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre is currently looking for volunteers and volunteer Directors to join their small team.

Anyone interested can call into the office in Cullen’s Yard, off Main Street, Ballinasloe or call 090 9649767.

The Ballinasloe Credit Union Social Fund is a resource aimed at providing financial assistance and support to projects within the financial institution's common bond, focusing on social, cultural, or charitable endeavours.

Through this fund, Ballinasloe Credit Union aims to foster a spirit of solidarity and mutual aid, embodying the cooperative principles upon which it was founded. Ballinasloe Credit Union has awarded Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre €4,000 per year over a two-year period to continue their work providing therapies to those who are affected by cancer.