Bark for ARC Raises €6000 in aid of Cork ARC Cancer Support House


Support for cancer patients & their
Families in East Cork & West Waterford

300 dogs led by Cullen an Irish Wolf hound and Dusty a miniture pony along with several hundred walkers raised over €6000 during the fundraising dog walk in Youghal on Sunday 27th August 2017. Youghal’s own Special Olympic medalist Sean Coleman graciously obliged by cutting the ribbon to celebrate Bark for ARC’s inaugral walk, commencing at Green Park, walking past the iconic Lighthouse passing Moll Goggins corner, on to the Strand, the boardwalk and returning to Green Park where there was tail wagging and chin wagging! Brian O’Halloran Waterford hurler took time out to be with us also. The day was thoroughly enjoyable and a huge success. Event organiser Tina O’Driscoll, along with her team of enthusiastic hard working volunteers and supporters were thrilled with the massive turn out and would like to sincerely thank everyone for their support and participation.

Funds raised by the people of East Cork & West Waterford will directly fund the costs of running the service at 29 Friar Street in Youghal, which is available free of charge to cancer patients, their family members, carers and friends. Open in Youghal since May of 2017, Cork ARC Cancer Support House offer a drop in service every Wednesday between 10am and 4pm. No appointments or referrals are necessary, and the door is open to all those affected by cancer. Telephone support is also available every Wednesday, on 024 91654.

Cork ARC Cancer Support House’s East Cork & West Waterford service also offers counselling, therapeutic massage and reflexology to visitors, again, free of charge. Clare O’Neill, Community Cancer Support Co-ordinator for Cork ARC at 29 Friar Street in Youghal says, “Cork ARC’s services are designed to alleviate the stress associated with cancer and provide visitors with a tranquil setting where cancer patients and those who care for them can seek support and practical information in a confidential, safe space. Bark for ARC has helped us raise further awareness about our service in Youghal and also raise much needed funds to cover the cost of running the service which is available free of charge to cancer patients and their families.”

Clare would also like to thank the wider community in Youghal and in the East Cork & West Waterford areas for their support and kindness throughout the establishment of the Cork ARC service at 29 Friar Street.