It is with great pleasure that Sligo Rovers have Sligo Cancer Support Centre as our Partner Charity for 2016.
We will work with the Centre on numerous projects throughout the course of the year.
This will be the fourth year the club will partner with a local cause and we hope this year can prove as successful as our previous years.
Last year we worked along with Rory Gallagher’s wish to walk in helping Rory and his family raise funds for a life-altering operation.
Previous Partner Charities have been the North-west MS Therapy Centre and the Friends of Sligo Regional Hospital.
Once again there were many interested parties all of whom were excellent causes meaning the decision was again a difficult one.
Dave Robertson along with players Gary Boylan, Jordan Richards, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Regan Donelon and Mikey Place visited the Centre yesterday.
They were joined by club committee members Marcus White and Michael Toolan along with Benny the Bull in meeting staff Maureen and Stephanie to find out more about the centre.
Sligo Cancer Support Centre
A diagnosis of cancer profoundly changes a person’s life. Many people feel alone, isolated and afraid. Some people keep their fears to themselves in order not to cause further trauma to their families. Others have no one to share their fears with. Such an experience led to the foundation of the Centre in 1996. Initially a small group of people met once a month to support each other. In 1999 the first Centre was opened at 2a Wine Street to provide holistic therapies and counselling, in addition to support groups.
Due to the increased demand for a more comprehensive service the Centre relocated in 2009, to 44 Wine Street. This building provided much more space, easier access and a much greater range of facilities.
Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to come to the Centre for the first time. For many however, it can be a big step on the road to complete recovery. The peace, hope and encouragement you get strengthens and supports you as you journey back to full health.
Sligo Cancer Support Centre is a place of peace and hope where people with cancer and their families can access support, counselling, holistic therapies and healing workshops in a caring and tranquil environment in the North West of Ireland. A place where no one feels alone on their journey to recovery.
Sligo Cancer Support Centre provides the highest possible standard of care for everyone who avails of our support services. This would not be possible without our amazing team of counsellors, therapists and group facilitators. Their expertise, dedication and care for each person using our services, makes the centre the healing, calming and life transforming place it is.
Sligo Rovers Chairman Martin Hegarthy spoke on teaming up with the Support Centre: “Our annual charity partnership has been running very successfully for several years and we are thrilled to be continuing this with Sligo Cancer support Centre.
“All of the charities we have worked with in the past few years have been very happy with what we have achieved together, we have been delighted to see the development of our outgoing Charity Partner Rory Gallagher. There was a number of great applicants again this year. Working with local causes is very important to us as a club, it’s important to give back to our local community wherever possible.
“I look forward to our partnership with the Centre this year and seeing what we can achieve together.”
— Dave Robertson (@DaveRobertson11) March 9, 2016