Trish Carlos, Hilary Sullivan (Head of Fundraising for Cork ARC Cancer Support House), Anne Craughwell and Ciara McCrann (ARC).

The first film screening run by Chick Flicks Against Cancer was a great success last Thursday, 1 June.
Chick Flicks Against Cancer held its first event, a film screening at the Gate Cinema in Market Green, Midleton, to raise awareness of and money for the recently opened Cork ARC Cancer Support House in Youghal.
“It went great, thank God,” said Anne Craughwell, one of the organisers of the event. “It was all ladies on the night - there were no men there, which was probably due to the name. But it was lovely. It was a great night. It was our first time holding anything like this so we were delighted it went well. All the money raised to Cork ARC Cancer Support and its new centre in East Cork.”
The film chosen by Chick Flicks Against Cancer for its first event was the 1991 comedy film Father of the Bride.
“The film is relatively old as it is 26 years old,” said Ms Craughwell. “Part of the night was to bring back nostalgia for people who might have seen it on an old video player but never had a chance to see it on a cinema screen. We hoped to bring back good memories for people while raising some money for a very good cause. Midleton Cinema were very good to us and local businesses were oh so generous to sponsor us. We are hoping to run another event like this before Christmas.”
Cork ARC Cancer Support House was set up in 2001 to provide emotional support and practical help to people with cancer and their families. The new support centre that was recently opened in Youghal was the inspiration behind Chick Flicks Against Cancer’s event.
“It came from an idea we had to raise awareness and a bit of money for our chosen charity, Cork ARC,” said Ms Craughwell. “They opened a new centre in Youghal on 24 May and we just wanted to let people know the facility is there, looking after Cork and Waterford.”
The new centre, situated at Friar Street, Youghal, is open every Wednesday between 10am-4pm with cancer patients and their families welcome to call in without an appointment and speak to a trained listener, or to do similar over the phone on 024 91 654. The Cork ARC Cancer Support Centre in Youghal offers different support services such as touch therapy, counselling and support groups, etc. free of charge, albeit requiring an appointment.