West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon

Hi ladies, its that time of year again! Time to get our trainers on and get fit together.
The 2015 Western People, West of Ireland’s Mini Marathon takes place in Castlebar on Sunday 3rd May at 12pm.
Contact the Centre on 093 28522 and we will look after all the registration details for you.

Volunteering with Tuam Cancer Care

Tuam Cancer Care provides therapies, support and information to people with a cancer diagnosis and their families and is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and Monday evening from 6.45pm-9pm. While it is open two volunteers are on duty in the Centre and to provide this cover we need 35 to 40 trained volunteers.

Do you think you would be interested in giving time and energy to the work we do in Tuam Cancer Care?

We provide training in listening skills for all new volunteers and ensure that they have the support of a more experienced volunteer whenever they are on duty in the Centre.

We ask our volunteers to be available for two sessions of duty per month and to attend a monthly volunteer group. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have had a cancer diagnosis or have cared for or lost a loved one who has had cancer. In these cases, however, we ask that you should be two years post treatment or post bereavement before you get involved in volunteering.

If you are interested, please phone the Centre for more information or for an application form to become a volunteer.

Understanding Lymphoedema Workshop

Tuam Cancer Care will be hosting a Saturday workshop entitled ‘Understanding Lymphoedema’ this workshop will be facilitated by Elaine Grehan, MLD Therapist. Workshop will take place on Saturday, the 28th February @ 11am – 1pm, this workshop will be beneficial to anyone who has lymphoedema as a result of cancer treatment, or for anyone who may have concerns around developing the condition. There will be a demonstration of the HIVAMAT machine for the treatment of Lymphoedema as well…for further information or to book a place, please contact the Centre on 093-28522. Booking is essential as places are limited.