Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the news that the Pink Ladies cancer support in Derry has been awarded a £431,874 grant from Big Lottery Fund’s People and Communities programme.
The Foyle MLA said “This is great news for the Pink Ladies. The funding which is for four years will allow the group to expand their project to provide help to more women and men who are suffering from cancer, and their families/carers.
They will be able to provide help right across the DCSDC area and in towns such as Castlederg, Limavady and rural communities like Eglinton who many times feel cut off from the major areas of population.
With the major overhaul of the benefits system due to Tory policies of hitting the most vulnerable in our communities many people suffering from cancer and other life changing illness are extremely worried what this will all mean to them.The funding will allow the Pink Ladies to provide advice services for people who are undergoing treatment, as well as counselling, education programmes for schools, carers support activities, communities and workplaces, and health and well-being activities.
I would urge anyone who is in need of help to contact the group and avail of their services .Don’t feel alone, lift the phone and ask for help.