Hair dying event is taking place In the Ragg next Sat. night 30th March at 10pm for Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre and North Tipperary Hospice. Musical entertainment by P.J. Leahy and Willie Cullen on the night. You can volunteer to dye your hair or sponsor a volunteer. North Tipperary Hospice Movement is in the process of buying the current Suir Haven house in Clongour Rd.
Suir Haven is a community based drop in centre where everyone is welcome whether one is living with cancer or has been affected by it including family, carers and friends. The centre offers emotional support, practical help and information in a safe, positive and confidential environment. This centre is funded by North Tipperary Hospice Movement which is a completely voluntary organisation totally dependent on fundraising and donations. NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING IS PROVIDED TO SUIR HAVEN OR NORTH TIPPERARY HOSPICE MOVEMENT.
The following services are provided free of charge in Suir Haven: Support Services, Holistic and complementary Therapies e.g. reflexology, acupuncture and massage, Counselling, Yoga, Information and education, Health awareness. A support group coffee morning is held in the centre on the first Tuesday of every month from 11.00 to 12.30.The opening hours are as follows: Monday , Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00 p.m. to 2.00p.m. Wednesday from 5.30p.m. to 8.30p.m.
We are so grateful to all the volunteers in Suir Haven as they all give of their time, their skills and talents free of charge. There is a director of services in Suir Haven, Anna Ryan, who is the only employed person there. If anyone would like to volunteer please contact Anna at 0504 21197
North Tipperary Hospice Movement pays Milford Hospice €122,200 every year to provide palliative care nurses to homes of patients who are in the final stage of life. This service provides comfort, consolation and care not only to the patient but also to the family at this very traumatic time. Equipment e.g. specialist beds, mattresses, pillows etc. costing €150,000 per annum is provided to those homes making the patient as comfortable as possible and enabling the family to care for their loved one at home. Two cancer support centres Suir Haven in Thurles and Suaimhneas in Nenagh cost approximately €100,000 p.a. to run. Almost , €400,000 has to be raised every year to keep all the services running efficiently. This is a massive undertaking but it is being done as so many people are so generous in organising fundraising events and contributing to same. Shame on the government for not providing one cent of that money.
All the members of North Tipperary Hospice Movement are volunteers and all the money being raised is spent completely on the services it provides. If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause you can do so online @ http://www.mycharity.ie/event/maria_mcgrath_for_suir_haven/ or send it to Suir Haven, Clongour Rd., Thurles.