THE Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 10th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to Cork ARC Cancer Support House.
“We received a record number of charity request this year and we thank everyone who contacted us. We look forward to support this great cause on June 10th,” says co-owner Sheena Wood from The Ewe Experience. Cork ARC Cancer Support House, with the assistance of Bantry Hospice, extended their services into West Cork at ‘The Bungalow’, Bayview, Goureebeg, Bantry, Co Cork in April, 2015.
The service is run by an Oncology nurse (Catriona O’Mahony) with the generous support and expertise of volunteer listeners, counsellors and therapists. For many years people from West Cork have been travelling to Cork for cancer support services and this centre is helping to avoid these long journeys. The centre serves the needs of the local community as well as the wider regions of West Cork and South Kerry.
Cancer Connect will continue to bring people from West Cork to Cork ARC in the City.
All services are provided free of charge. Initially opening on a one-day per week basis, the centre is now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm where anyone affected by cancer can telephone or drop in, without an appointment, and talk in confidence with one of their trained volunteer listeners. Therapeutic massage, reflexology, and counselling are all available by appointment, while there is a drop-in guided ‘Hour of Calm’ on Tuesdays between 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Regular programmes take place throughout the year including a mindfulness group and information workshops covering bereavement as well as diet and cancer.