The charity, founded in 2008, is a group support center for adults affected by cancer.
Charis Cancer Care provides a range of services such as counseling, aromatherapy, reflexology, yoga, and scar tissue therapy at their home center in Cookstown.
During the Covid-19 epidemic, Charis Cancer Care had to go online and provide its services digitally wherever possible.
Funding provided by Power NI will allow Charis Cancer Care to purchase additional laptops and phones for its consultants and physicians to continue providing necessary sessions to group members.
Katrina Hughes, a fundraiser for Charis Cancer Care, says the new equipment is important for her to continue providing services.
“Many of our members are vulnerable and therefore provide protection, so being able to provide our physicians and counselors with a means of providing them with services will make a big difference. Epidemic is really isolated for our members. There has been time to live, so it is important that they continue to attend sessions in times of uncertainty.
“Because we have been able to purchase technology for online delivery, we will be able to reach out to those in need beyond Cookstown who need help. Since the center opened, we have Has helped more than a dozen people, a person we are very proud of, but we know that many more people need help so we are very grateful for the funding that allows us. Help as many people as possible. ”
Brighter Communities Funding was first established by Power NI in 2018 and has since supported a number of charities and groups including Special Olympics Athletes, Stroke Recovery Groups and Wheelchair Basketball Players. Are
In December 2021, Power NI launched the ‘Festive Fund’ in which five organizations were awarded £ 1,000 to help them reach their maximum potential for projects, initiatives or equipment and reach out to their community.
Congratulating Katrina and the rest of the team at Charis Cancer Care, Power NI’s Ashleigh O’Neill said: They’re making a real difference in the Cookstown community, and I’m glad Power NI can provide funding to make sure their commitment continues. ”