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St Clare’s Abbey Primary School, Newry
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St Clare's Abbey Parent Praises "Daisy Lodge"

26th Sep 2019


This year Cancer Fund for Children is celebrating five years of providing therapeutic short breaks to children and families impacted by cancer

Barbara Rooney was diagnosed with aggressive HER2 positive breast cancer in July 2017.  She says that the specialist support she received from Cancer Fund for Children at Daisy Lodge was invaluable to her and her children during her treatment.

My therapeutic short break was just fabulous. As soon as we walked through the doors of Daisy Lodge the kids felt comfortable.  The facilities for children are amazing. They had so much fun playing in the games room and were able to interact with other children who also had a parent with cancer. They were just so happy there.

Cancer Fund for Children’s staff are just so wonderful and caring. They go out of their way to help you.  It has just been a wonderful experience from the holistic treatments and complementary therapies, to the food and the ambiance. Having a short break in Daisy Lodge was so beneficial. It made me realise I’m not the only one going through this. There are so many families dealing with cancer. 

I think it’s amazing that Cancer Fund for Children has provided short breaks to 2,140 families.  Now that I have experienced cancer and the support that the charity provides I know just how essential therapeutic short breaks are to adults and children.


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