Pavers Foundation Helps Kerry Cancer Support Group

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Norma Burke (centre), Assistant Manager of Pavers in the Outlet Centre in Killarney, presents a cheque to Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly of Kerry Cancer Support Group.

MEMBERS of Kerry Cancer Support Group-Health Link Transport were presented with a cheque for £2,000 by Norma Burke, Assistant Manager of Pavers in the Outlet Centre in Killarney last week.

The donation will be used to complement and enhance the existing services that Kerry Cancer Support Group provide.

This includes the Health Link Transport services which include buses to hospitals in Cork and Limerick transporting service users for their cancer treatment daily, delivery of awareness programmes to schools and groups in the region and provision of their emergency driving service which transports service users where no other service can help them.

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Norma Burke, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Killarney said:  “I chose to support the Kerry Cancer Support Group as while I was on maternity leave my baby and often met the bus on our early morning walks. I would see people going from their own cars, leaving their loved ones to get on the bus. The people always had a smile on their face when getting on the bus, which I thought was amazing because of what they knew was ahead of them that day.

The Kerry Cork link bus offers such a valuable service for people, but also for their families, as it gives them ease and peace of mind to know that they are safe and able to speak to people to similar situations. The very generous donation will help to keep the buses going.”

Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group said:  “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Norma for the nomination and to the Pavers Foundation for this very generous donation. We were absolutely delighted to hear that we’d been successful. The donation will be put to very good use!”

Founded by Catherine Paver in 1971, Pavers established The Foundation in 2018 to enable charity giving by the business and its 1,700 staff.

Through the Foundation, the amount pledged to good causes by Pavers has risen to £2.5m, which includes employee grant applications, Charities of the Year and donations on behalf of the family.

Each staff member can put forward causes close to their heart which relate to health, education, or community. A total of £44,900 has been awarded to the second round of 34 applications, with donations ranging from £400 to £5,000.

The Kerry Cancer Support centre at Maine Street in Tralee is very welcoming and people are always encouraged to drop in to discuss anything relating to their journey. Call 0667195560 for information.

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