Maxol Tipperary has chosen Circle of Friends, a charity aimed at supporting cancer patients and their families, to receive funding as part of Maxol’s Community Awards Initiative.
Liam Wall, licensee of Maxol service station Tipperary town nominated the charity just over six months ago. He commented, "We chose Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre as it is a start-up project and its founder Jennifer Jones is a cancer sufferer herself. Jennifer explained to us how up to now she has had to travel almost three hours to Cork to avail of a cancer support service.
"It was the success of the Cork centre that inspired her to start this similar project in Tipperary. Circle of Friends has given our staff and my wife Breda and I in Maxol Tipperary a fresh awareness of community activity and a real appreciation for the need to support worthy local initiatives."
Jones commented, "I am so grateful to Maxol for believing in the vision of Circle of Friends. When I applied for this award Circle of Friends was an idea and with help of donations like this that concept has become a reality. Maxol’s donation has allowed us finance the rent of an extra room in the building, which we use as an office and was badly needed."
Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre has provided a range of therapies and support including nutrition workshops, one-to-one counselling and acupuncture for cancer patients since it opened in December 2013.
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