Art Therapy Course

Tuam Cancer Care Centre will be hosting a 6 Week ART THERAPY Course, starting on Monday 23rd February 11:15am to 1pm for 6 consecutive weeks. Facilitated by  Sonya Joyce, Registered Art Therapist, 6 participants max, booking is essential. This course if for people who have had a cancer diagnosis.The Aim of the course is based on the belief that engaging with art is part of the healing process…some people find that by expressing their feelings and emotions through art helps to release fear, anxiety and anger they experience and improves their well being.

If you have had a cancer diagnosis and would like further information or to participate in this course, please contact Tuam Cancer Care on 093 28522.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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.

Job Vacancy – General Manager

Tuam Cancer Care (TCC) wishes to appoint an experienced individual to the post of General Manager.
This is a permanent position and will involve part time hours (25–30 hrs per week) with a 5 days presence required in the Tuam Cancer Care Centre

Role Overview:
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of Tuam Cancer Care including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling activities and services. The GM will also be responsible for representing and promoting the organization.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • A degree is an advantage but not essential
  • At least three years organization and people management experience is essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of health issues
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Can build strong work relationships

If you are interested in applying for the above role, please send a CV and cover letter to  or to The Board of Directors, Tuam Cancer Care Centre, Cricket Court, Dunmore Road, Tuam, Co. Galway.

Closing date for all applications is February 11th 2015

A detailed job description can be obtained by emailing 

Western People Western Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon

final_mini_marathon_poster (1) It’s that time of year again ladies, when we ask if you are up for the challenge of participating in a 10km mini marathon on behalf of Tuam Cancer Care Centre.
Following feedback we received from last year’s participants, you told us you would like to run nearer to home this year. So we are delighted to be involved with the West of Ireland event which will be held in Castlebar on Sunday 4th May at 12 noon.

The Mini Marathon and Tuam Cancer Care
Runners from Tuam Cancer Care Centre have been participating in Women’s 10km mini marathons for nearly 10 years. The funds raised from the run represent the Centre’s single largest source of funds and are vital to our ability to provide our services all year round.

The Race
Women of all ages and fitness levels take part. All participants have to do is to get fit enough to walk, run or jog the 10kms and be 15 years or over on the day. There is a registration fee of €20.00.

By participating on behalf of Tuam Cancer Care and registering with us, we will supply you with complimentary transport to and from the event as well as a Tuam Cancer Care T-shirt and sponsorship card. Whether you are a walker, jogger or runner, you can follow the training schedule published in the Western People each week by logging onto
Best of luck with the training!


Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

The biggest all women’s event of its kind in the world.
Why not be part of it?

Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2014

flora mini marathon logoThe Mini Marathon and Tuam Cancer Care Centre
Runners from Tuam Cancer Care have been participating in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for nearly ten years. The funds raised from the race are Tuam Cancer Care Centres single largest source of funds and so are vital to our ability to run the Centre year round.

The Race
start 2009Women of all ages representing every county and every walk of life take part in this great Festival of Women. No pressure is put on anyone- all participants have to do is get fit enough to walk, jog or run the 10k. The only limitation is that participants must be at least 14 years of age on Mini Marathon Day.
The race takes place on·Bank Holiday Monday in June every year starting in Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 and ending in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. There is an entrance fee of about 18 euro.

start 2009Registration
By participating on behalf of Tuam Cancer Care Centre, you will be fundraising for a worthwhile cause. In thanks for your efforts, we will supply you with a Tuam Cancer Care t-shirt and sponsorship card.
To register with us, please contact the Centre on 093-28522. Registration with Tuam Cancer Care normally closes in mid April, as places are limited.

Fit4Life Programme
The Fit4Life programme is organised through the network of athletic clubs throughout Ireland.·The emphasis is on meeting with people of a similar ability on a regular basis. These groups·range in ability from complete beginners up to regular runners and·each train at their appropriate level. The Programme is open to people of all ages. No previous experience is necessary and you can choose the pace which best suits your level of ability and fitness.·

More information on the race and Fit4Life Groups is available on the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon website.