Friends of the Cancer Centre in partnership with NI Blood Transfusion Service

Today is World Blood Donor Day and we are delighted to be teaming up with the NI Blood Transfusion Service, highlighting the integral link between vital blood donations and cancer care. We all know how vital blood can be in our hospitals and in emergency situations, but did you know that many people with cancer […]

Brian’s Story

Friends of the Cancer Centre very proudly funds our Oncology Specialist Dietitian, Sophie, in caring for local people affected by pancreatic and oesophageal cancers. Sophie’s care and support is a huge help for people who are affected by these complex cancers and the side effects they can pose. Brian Magennis, 49, from Poyntzpass, Newry, was […]

Charlie Brings the bingo fun for young people affected by cancer

Teenagers and young adults affected by cancer from across Northern Ireland were recently treated to a night of bingo fun by Charlie Hides of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Charlie’s virtual ‘Drag Queen Bingo’ has been enjoyed by thousands of people from all over the world, including a host of celebrities and large multi-national companies. Charlie […]

Carers Support Service

Caring for someone can be rewarding, especially when you can see the person is well and living safely at home. However, it is often hard work and can leave carers feeling exhausted. The Carers Support Service provides support for carers of all ages, in all caring situations and aims to promote and protect the health […]

Supporting young people with blood cancer when they need it most

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we are proud to highlight the vital role a specialist nurse is playing in supporting young people with blood cancer. Rachael Quinn, who is Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Teenage and Young Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist, works each day in supporting young people […]

5 Minutes with…Carol Waddell

As part of our commitment to enhancing the care and support offered for local people affected by cancer across Northern Ireland, we proudly support the Haematology wards in Belfast City Hospital. Wards 6 North and 10 North in Belfast City Hospital provide care for those affected by haematological disorders, including blood cancers such as leukaemia, […]

5 Minutes with…Clare Griffin

Friends of the Cancer Centre very proudly supports staff across all areas of cancer services. There are hundreds of health professionals across cancer services who are dedicated to supporting you throughout your diagnosis, treatment and into survivorship. One of those people is Clare Griffin, clinical specialist physiotherapist at the NI Cancer Centre. Clare works as […]

David Meade’s night of magic for young people with cancer

Internationally renowned mind reader, illusionist, and mentalist David Meade teamed up with local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre to host a very special night of mind-boggling entertainment for teenagers and young adults impacted by cancer. David worked closely with Laurena Kane, Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Social Worker for Teenagers and Young Adults, to […]

John Mulholland Motors Raise Over £100k to Support Local Families

We are delighted to announce that John Mulholland Motors has raised an incredible £102,757 to help support patients and families impacted by cancer, through its vital partnership with Friends of the Cancer Centre. The award winning car dealership in Randalstown and Campsie has been a proud partner of the charity since 2019 and with the […]

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