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Our History

Marian Barnes, Founder of Recovery Haven Kerry & Honorary President.

In 2009 a number of like-minded people from the community came together to form a charity to support people diagnosed with and recovering from cancer. Central to this was a recognition of the need for a supportive and safe environment offering free psychological, emotional and practical support services to cancer patients, their families and carers. Led by a voluntary Board of Directors, Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House opened its doors in 2010.

A range of services are provided free of charge delivered by a small staff team, professionals and a wonderful team of almost 70 volunteers.  In 2021 we were one of ten centres who participated in a pilot audit conducted by the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and we were deemed compliant with their best practice guidance for community cancer support centres.

Every donation makes a difference

At Recovery Haven Kerry, Cancer Support House, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations and fundraising to continue offering our support services free of charge to cancer patients and their loved ones.

Your donation will help them through their cancer journey, by providing information, counselling and wellbeing services or support managing thoughts and emotions. We can only continue to provide our services free of charge to those who need it with your help.

A monthly recurring donation provides us with a consistent and reliable source of funding that allows us to plan ahead while ensuring our support and services for cancer patients and their loved ones can remain free of charge.

Donate now