Bobby Kerr Helps Launch Newly Refurbished Kerry Cancer Support Group Offices

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Jim Garvey, Bobby Kerr, Mary Lucey and Una Glazier Farmer at the opening to the newly refurbished offices at Kerry Cancer Support Services on Sunday.

LAST Sunday saw over 150 guests attend the launch of the recently re-furbished offices of the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus/Kerry Cancer Support Group in Maine Street.

Special guest on the day was Entrepreneur/ former Dragon’s Den Investor and Newstalk Broadcaster Bobby Kerr.

Bobby, recently recovered from cancer himself and having first hand experience of undergoing cancer treatment was delighted to support the charity by attending the event.

At the event, primary school children, who had raised money for the charity, performed for the guests.  Past users of the service spoke about the wonderful positive experiences they had travelling on the bus.

Corporate sponsors addressed the crowd outlining why they consider the Charity to be so valuable to the community and how important it was to support it.  The guests were entertained by local group “Flog the Dog”.

Guest Bobby Kerr spoke openly about his diagnosis and how it had changed his perspective on life and stated his new outlook on life – “you have family, friends and health” that is all you need to be happy!”

Kerry Cancer Support Group is a community-based, volunteer-driven, community based fully registered charity.

It was born out of need because services were moved from local hospitals to centres of excellence. The signature service the “Kerry Cork Health Link Bus” travels Monday to Friday, carrying on average 24 users a day.

Last year, 3,200 appointments were attended by users using the Health Link Bus.  No Government or HSE funding is received by the charity.

Because it is a local Charity all monies stay in the County. The Appreciation Day was to acknowledge and thank all those who have fund-raised and supported the Charity – from the primary school children, to secondary school children, to sporting and community groups to the Corporate Sponsors.

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