COVID-19 Newsletter 24/08/20

All of us here at GCS appreciate the continued support so much from everyone as we all adjust to the ‘new normal’. We are so grateful for everyone’s understanding and patience. Thank you!

Continuing with the normal GCS ‘summer hours’ August time schedule, there are no ‘in-house’ classes running at the moment. The ‘drop in’ service has to remain suspended in line with the ICS and NCCP guidelines. We will be in a position to be able to schedule appointments with members again soon. We are contactable via email and by phone during office hours 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday. Please contact us at info@greystonescancersupport.com or on 01 2871601 for further information.

Please support the East Coast Coffee Morning this week by donating €4.00 and texting EAST to 50300

All proceeds will go to The Wicklow Cancer Support Services and the Wicklow Hospice.

We still have a supply of lovely face coverings available!

Now that it is mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport and in all retail outlets, this might be helpful!

We also have a great selection of children’s face coverings!!

Please contact info@greystonescancersupport.com for further details.

Please click on this video link for correct use of ‘where and when and how’to use face coverings:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/

The together 4 Cancer Concern has extended its service until the end of the year.

Our available services at this time are as follows:

We have a team of great counsellors is available to all of our members.

Please contact us @ info@greystonescancersupport.com for further information.

Our lovely hypnotherapist Eymer Nolan is offering virtual online classes once a month. Eymer is also providing one to one consultations at her clinic, in line with all HSE regulations and guidelines. Please contact info@greystonescancersupport.com if you would like to take part!

Tania King, our wonderful lymphedema therapist has now re-opened her clinic in line with all HSE regulations and guidelines, providing a safe environment for vulnerable patents. Tania will see any member of GCS for assessment or advice. Please contact info@greystonescancersupport.com for further details.

Angelika will be taking August off in line with the usual schedule for classes at GCS.

Angelika will be offering a once a week outdoor Yoga Class in the Burnaby Park in Greystones

Day: Either Wednesday or Friday depending on the weather

Time: 11am – 12.15pm

You can check Angelika’s Website www.yogawithangelika.ie for days and times as she will post the information there as well. You can join any class regardless of what your normal class is.

Angelika’s YouTube Channel for recorded Yoga, Chair Yoga and Meditation Sessions is:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC713BC2hfcUmBVUu51-4YQ

In light of the fact that most of our current fundraising activities are unable to take place, many people have asked how to help or donate.

The page below has been set up for anyone who would like to use it.

We will be hugely appreciative of any donation, no matter what size. We have set up the donation page below. If you click on it, it will bring you to the idonate Page for GCS:

https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11389095_autumn—winter-2020-fundraiserhtml

Thank you!

Shapes of Grief

Shapes of Grief is a series of podcasts led by Liz Gleeson, bereavement counsellor.

Specialists in bereavement talk with Liz about various aspects of grief.

The podcasts will prove to be very helpful to those who have lost someone dear to them.

You can find the podcasts and listen to the series online at https://www.shapesofgrief.com/

We wish all of you our very best at this time.

Please do your best to stay safe and well and we really do  look forward to seeing everyone again soon!!             

Best wishes for now from all of us @Greystones Cancer Support