Alcon Community Partnership Day

For the Alcon / Norvartis worldwide Community Partnership Day in Cork, the Alcon team partnered with Cork ARC Cancer Support House on an ‘extreme makeover’ for our new cancer support centre due to open in Youghal in late May 2017. 

For the Alcon Community Partnership Day, over thirty Alcon volunteers joined forces with the Cork ARC team of nursing staff and local volunteers and worked tirelessly together to transform 29 Friar Street in Youghal to the Cork ARC Cancer Support House for East Cork & West Waterford.  

The sun shone and the spirit of goodwill was tangible, with plenty of laughter and good cheer not to mention the yummy soup and sandwiches - and yes the sinful cakes that local ladies supplied in abundance.
— Ellen Joyce, Cork ARC

The Alcon Cork team spent all their Community Partnership day working their magic on the site, by cleaning, planting and painting throughout the house and its gardens. Munster rugby flanker and Youghal native Dave O’Callaghan also called by to give the Alcon volunteers support on their annual day dedicated to contributing to the worthy causes in communities local to Alcon sites worldwide.

Cork ARC Cancer Support House is a Registered Charity who record over 7,000 visits to the service annually, a number which is increasing each year.  We are very grateful to the Alcon volunteer team who have shown Cork ARC and the people of East Cork & West Waterford such great kindness.

Because of Alcon Cork’s support, as well as the support of countless members of the local community, Cork ARC will open in Youghal on Wednesday 24th May, and will provide cancer support services free of charge, with a drop in centre, telephone support service, counselling and therapeutic massage available.

The centre will open every Wednesday between 10am and 4pm, and all those whose lives have been affected by cancer will be warmly welcomed by the Cork ARC team led by Oncology nurse Clare O’Neill.

Thanks to the Alcon team for a very special day


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