Purple Heart Day takes place on Wednesday 14th February and the campaign involves volunteers selling Purple Heart pin badges for €2 at various locations.
Organisers are looking for volunteers to help support families affected by Cancer in Wicklow by volunteering an hour or two on Wednesday 14th February.
Veronica O’Leary, Director of Services at Purple House Cancer Support says “The Purple Heart is a sign of support for anyone who is affected by cancer and we are asking the public to buy our Purple Heart for a friend or loved one who is living with cancer or In memory of someone who has passed away. We are indebted to the community for your continued support, we could not keep up with the demand for our services without you.”
Members of the public can also support the Purple Heart Appeal by holding a coffee morning in their home, workplace, club or school.
“We will give you everything you need including a box of Purple Heart badges and balloons.”
In 2017, Purple House Cancer Support provided over 5,000 Cancer Support Sessions, including 257 Counselling sessions, 478 hospital transport trips and supported 191 new families through the work of our Cancer Support Centre in Bray, and outreach support groups in the DLR Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire.