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Our Charity Partners
In 2020 and 2021, we were unable to raise funds for our charity partners but have invited these organisations back for next year’s concert when we hope to significantly support their fundraising efforts. In the meantime, if you can, please support our charity partners who need our support to deliver their life-enhancing services.
Diabetes Ireland, Cork Centre
Diabetes Ireland is the only national charity in Ireland dedicated to helping people with diabetes. They provide support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. They also raise public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and fund research into finding a cure for diabetes.
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 among, Diabetes Ireland have stopped all group education and fundraising activities. This has virtually decimated their income. To help ensure they can keep their helpline and online information platforms open for service users, please make a donation today.
Cork Cancer Care Centre
The idea for this wonderful centre was conceived by Ann Dowley Spillane (1963 – 2017), who was on the journey with cancer. It was following her diagnosis and whilst undergoing treatment that she became acutely aware of the need to support each other with ideas, advice and most importantly, a shoulder to lean on. And so in February 2011, The Girls Club now known as Cork Cancer Care Centre, which is based on a solid positive approach and positive encouragement, was born!
Cork Cancer Care Centre is located at 26 St Pauls Avenue Cork. This premises is the centre’s official meeting point and ‘home away from home’ which provides vital support to those touched by Cancer, and their families. Cork Cancer Care Centre provide a variety of free services, at no cost to the user, including counselling or Psychotherapy and a wide range of complimentary therapies such as Reiki, Access bars, Indian head, Lymphatic drainage, Reflexology , Shamanic healing, etc.
The centre holds classes on Art Therapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga, as well as a drop-in centre during the day.
Togher Family Centre
Togher Family Centre is a thriving community organisation on the south side of Cork City. The organisation has been working for the people of Togher and the south side for the last 44 years providing services to children, families and adults in the heart of their own community. It has grown from one small pre-school to the largest provider of early years’ education in Cork City serving more than 180 children between the age of 1 year and 5 years. In addition to its focus on educating young children, Togher Family Centre is home to a lively youth club serving 80 young people, adult education classes and social groups. In addition to the wonderful work the organisation does for the community, Togher Family Centre also provides a range of support services for families who, for one reason or another, need support to get through difficult times. These services include counselling, one to one support and our wonderful child contact service ‘Grove Cottage’. At Togher Family Centre we believe in ‘a future of opportunity for all’ and work each day to make that vision a reality.
Focus Ireland here in Cork continues to deliver its broad range of services including Advice and Information, Youth Housing, Housing First, Longterm Housing and Resettlement. To find out more about their services here in Cork please contact them at 27 South Mall, Cork, by phone at 021 4273646, by email to email@example.com or on their website www.focusireland.ie
Sexual Violence Centre, Cork
Sexual Violence Centre Cork, has been providing services to victims of sexual violence in Cork city and County for over 35 years and has two main aims; To work towards the elimination of sexual violence in society and to provide the highest quality of service provision to victims of sexual violence.
They are still operating during this Covid-19 crisis as they are aware that victims of sexual violence need support now more than ever. If you or someone you know needs our support, you can contact Sexual Violence Centre as follows:
Phone: 1800 496 496
Text: 087 1533 393