Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre wins Pride of Place award
The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre was honoured at the annual IPB Pride of Place awards held in Cork City Hall on Saturday evening (November 17).
The group took first place in the Community Wellbeing Initiative – Targeted category.
The judges said: “This Centre made an immediate impression on the judges who experienced ongoing therapy sessions at first hand. They visited this impressive facility which is a sanctuary for the retreat, reflection and recovery of cancer sufferers and met with the enthusiastic volunteers who work alongside a dedicated professional staff body.”
The Pride of Place awards, described as the ‘Oscars of the Community Sector’, celebrates the often unsung work of community groups that selflessly work to make local neighbourhoods a better place to live in, work in or visit.
Organised by Co-operation Ireland and sponsored by IPB Insurance, the Pride of Place awards sees the country’s local authorities, on both sides of the border, nominate outstanding projects that contribute to civic pride.
Co-operation Ireland is an all-island peace-building charity. Since it was established in 1979 as Co-operation North, we have worked to encourage and promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration within Northern Ireland and between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
GKCSC Chairperson Mr. Niall Reynolds would like to extend his thanks and appreciation to the volunteers who give tirelessly of their time and dedication to both side of the house, the centre staff who’s caring and professionalism is beyond measure, the business sector and general public who continue to raise awareness and funds needed to ensure the centre can continue with its work, the voluntary Board of Trustees for their skills and commitment.