Kerry Cork Health Link Bus service gearing up for a new challenge

KerryCorkLink 66WHEN most people think of the Kerry Cancer Support Group, set up in 2007, the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus springs to mind and it’s no surprise. The bus, which transports cancer patients to and from hospital appointments, has become a regular sight on the road to Cork. The bus remains the groups “signature service” and it operates to and from CUH every day, empowering patients to attend radiotherapy appointments. It also facilities appointments in the nearby Bons Secours, Cork Clinic and on occasion the Mercy Hospital depending on patients needs.

Yet, what many people may not be aware of are the many additional and new services the group now provides thanks to the support of it’s team of voluntary fundraisers, drivers and committee members. One of the less well know services offered through the Kerry Cancer Support Group is it’s education, information and awareness work: “We go to the secondary schools, to groups, anyone really who wants us to come and speak to them in Kerry- in and around awareness, know your body and prevention” explained Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Family Resource Centre's - Here to help!

Family Resource Centre

Festive adverts have taken television hostage, decorations have started to sparkle and talk has turned to the annual Christmas party. There is no escaping it, the countdown to the big day has begun and it's catch up time for the majority of us- be it panic buys online or purchasing enough selection boxes in the weekly shop to keep a small school going.

Ireland Number One in Europe for Volunteering: Let’s Aim for Number One in the World

World Giving Index

The latest World Giving Index by the Charities Aid Foundation has been published and Kerry Volunteer Centre has welcomed its ranking of Ireland as number one in Europe in terms of volunteering time and seventh globally.

Volunteers can Change the World

IMV

International Volunteer Day, which is this Saturday 5th December, is a global day where we celebrate volunteers and say thank you for their hard work. This year we need to go beyond that and recognise their invaluable contribution to society not just in Ireland but globally.

The Lobbying Act and Your Organisation

Lobbying

Kerry Volunteer Centre is concerned that many voluntary and community groups in Kerry are unaware of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 which came into effect on 1st September 2015.