Bluebird Care to Take to the Skies in aid of Children’s Cancer Charity

The team at Bluebird Care would like to wish Gary Corless the very best of luck ahead of his dizzying challenge tomorrow in aid of Hand in Hand, the children’s cancer charity supporting many families throughout the West of Ireland.

Gary, husband of Carolyn Corless, Care Manager with Bluebird Care Galway, is all geared up to rise to the challenge, experience the elements and defy gravity, to raise vital funds for the very worthy work of Hand in Hand.

Sean Lyons, Director of Bluebird Care Galway says “Well done to Gary who quite literally jumped at the opportunity to help in making difference to the lives of sick children and their families throughout the West of Ireland. We wish you the very best of luck”

Hand in Hand, is a unique charity in that it is the only organisation in Ireland that supports children and their families throughout the process of cancer treatment, which for many children will, unfortunately, extend to years.

Hand in Hand offers help to the families of children with cancer in the West of Ireland who have the added stress of travelling long distances to Dublin for their primary care and treatment. In most cases there are other siblings to care for while the parents travel to Dublin for treatment. Hand in Hand helps to keep some sense of normality for the remainder of the family back home in order to minimise the impact that both the diagnosis and frequent long distance travel for treatment have on family life.

The charity engages local professional service suppliers to provide the following support to all families in the West of Ireland during and immediately after their child’s cancer treatment: support with childcare; domestic cleaning service; household laundry and family meals.

By availing of such services, families find they have more precious time to care for their children. Bluebird Care provides all types of care at home and in the community including child care and work closely as one of the primary providers of child care to the families Hand in Hand support throughout the West of Ireland.

The charity receives no state funding and so is reliant on donations and fundraising events.

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