Applegreen Donates €2,000 In Fuel To Kerry Cancer Support Group

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Driver with Kerry Cancer Support Group-Health Link Transport John Fleming was presented with fuel vouchers to the value of €2,000 by Aoife Sheehy CSR Manager with Applegreen Ireland and Ovi Krisciunas, Site Manager at Applegreen in Manor Village Tralee.

APPLEGREEN has donated fuel to the value of €2,000 to cover the next month’s diesel costs for the Kerry Cancer Support Group which is providing a vital transport link for cancer patients to access treatment in Cork and Limerick.

COVID 19 is having a huge impact on local charities and voluntary organisations like KCSG. During the current pandemic their costs have increased as they are adding additional buses on the routes to maintain required physical distancing on each bus.

Kerry Cancer Support Group like many other charities are not state-funded and rely on local fundraising and donations. In an effort to generate funds, Kerry Cancer Support has set up a donation page on Facebook  ( and is also seeking support from companies that can get behind this much needed and vital service.

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One company that answered the call, was Applegreen and the fuel vouchers will be used to fuel the Health Link Transport vehicles to hospitals in Cork and Limerick.

Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group said: “We are delighted that Applegreen have done this. In the midst of what is a very anxious time for everyone this has come as a very welcome boost for the Kerry Cancer Support team and our service users. All of our funding comes from the community and all of our fundraisers have either been cancelled or postponed so this couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Aoife Sheehy, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Applegreen said: “We are delighted to support Kerry Cancer Support during these unprecedented times and are very grateful to the essential service they provide. Applegreen sites across Kerry have come together to deliver this initiative and now, more than ever, are here for their communities.”

Family, loved ones, friends and colleagues are impacted by cancer each year. Kerry Cancer Support Group want to make sure that people in Kerry have access to the necessary treatments now and into the future.

Kerry Cancer Support Group are looking for the public, community and business support to raise much funds to continue to provide crucial transport links to treatment in Cork and Limerick. To donate and support the Charity, please contact the office directly on 066-7195560 or visit our fundraising section on our website .

The Kerry Cancer Support centre at Maine Street in Tralee is closed due to Covid-9 at the moment, but they always have someone at the end of the phone who is able to help and take peoples details, reassure them and give information. Call 066-7195560 for information.

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