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Recovery Haven Kerry invites new members to Women’s Cancer Support Group

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, is reaching out to women experiencing cancer to join their dedicated cancer support group.

Facilitated by counsellor Kay Lynch, the free online group meetings offer a safe and friendly space for women experiencing cancer to explore issues affecting them, while also offering and gaining support from other women on their cancer journey.

Whether you want to share your own personal story or simply sit and listen to what is being discussed, the fortnightly group has proven to be a huge source of support and comfort to women dealing with cancer.

Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager, Katie O’Donoghue, explained that the group offers a safe place for women to avail of vital peer support from other women who are experiencing cancer and who have a deeper understanding of the issues women are going through.

“The group is open to all women who have had a cancer diagnosis, no matter what stage of their journey they are on,” she said.
“Some women don’t feel that they need or want counselling, so the real value of the group setting is the peer support and forming bonds with other women and exchanging experiences, ideas and advice on handling the challenges they face. It’s all about being with people with similar experiences and who have a deeper understanding of what you are going through.”

The group meets fortnightly, with the first meeting taking place via Zoom on Friday, January 21 at 11am.

If you feel you would benefit from this group meeting, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to join the next or subsequent meeting

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Leona named PRO of the year

By Sean Moriarty She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts. The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named […]

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By Sean Moriarty

She is best known for promoting the county’s GAA news – and now Leona Twiss has been rewarded for her efforts.

The Gaelic Games Writers’ Association named Leona as its Public Relations Officer of the Year at an awards ceremony at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin on Friday night last.

Leona has been the PRO for Kerry GAA for the last five years but will have to step down this year due to County Board rules.

“I was speechless, it was wonderful to get PRO of the Year but I am only as good as the team around me and this success is attributed to the hard work of the entire PR team at Kerry GAA,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

As well as her busy schedule managing the media affairs for the Kerry County Board, Leona is also principal at Cullina National School in Beaufort.

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Any victory for Ukraine is important!

By Natalya Krasnenkova On the eve of the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, President Zelensky said “Ukrainians need victory – big and small”. That is why Ukrainians who […]

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By Natalya Krasnenkova

On the eve of the final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, President Zelensky said “Ukrainians need victory – big and small”.

That is why Ukrainians who gathered around the world on Saturday night were waiting for Ukraine’s win in the song contest, just like the victory in the war.

The Ukrainians from the Innisfallen Hotel were waiting for that too and the overall winner, Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra, caused a real emotional storm in the hall!

“After my country’s victory at Eurovision, I felt proud, cried, laughed and couldn’t believe it. I am also grateful to everyone who voted for us, because this victory shows how much most European countries support us,” Iryna Melnychuk said.

“Voting around the world for Ukraine gives us hope for support from the world community not only in the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Stepan Krasnenkov.

The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra received the highest number of points from the audience during the entire existence of the competition: 439 points from the audience, 192 points from the professional jury. In the end – 631 points, which brought Ukraine victory.

Also, thanks to the Kalush Orchestra, the whole world now knows about the humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol and the Azovstal enterprises, where wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians are under blockade without food, water and medicine.

After their performance, Kalush Orchestra addressed the audience from around the world with a request to save the defenders of Mariupol, who are at the Azovstal plant.

“Please help Ukraine, Mariupol! Help Azovstal! Right now!” – the band called.

After these words, search queries for Azovstal and Mariupol took off on the Internet as people were looking for what they meant.

Irish Eurovision contestant Brooke also sang it and the whole world sings the song of the winners ‘Stefania’.

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