High-ranking members of GAA royalty were among the many people that turned out in force in Castlebar on Thursday, October 27, when local charity, Mayo Cancer Support, unveiled its spectacular re-branding. The charity, which has been providing free emotional supports to local people affected by cancer for over two decades, has unveiled a brand new logo and website – www.mayocancersupport.ie The eye catching new branding was revealed at Sip or Spin – a 12-hour fundraising coffee morning and spin-a-thon hosted in aid of Mayo Cancer Support by The Movement Gym and DNA Coffee at Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex in Castlebar. Among the spinners were local footballing legends, Martin Carney, Willie Joe Padden and John Maughan (a member of the board of Mayo Cancer Support ) as well as the proprietor of The Movement Gyms, Andy Moran.
A registered charity, Mayo Cancer Support is located opposite Mayo University Hospital at 32 St Patrick’s Avenue in Castlebar and also operates outreach services in Ballina and Castlebar. It works with cancer patients/survivors and their families and friends of all ages as well as those bereaved as a result of cancer to help ease their journey with free professional counselling, therapies and other emotional supports.
Mayo Cancer Support manager, Trisha Greavy, said: “Over 2,000 people avail of our services each year. Our annual operating costs amount to €200,000 and we are dependent on fundraising to cover 90% of that sum.” She encouraged people to log onto the charity’s new website to find out all about the services of Mayo Cancer Support at www.mayocancersupport.ie or call (094 )9038407.