22,000 appointments later, new bus is on the agenda

Breda Dyland (right) and Linda Daly from the Kerry Cancer Support Group at the launch of the project

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group has been nominated for consideration for a community fund that will see a cool €20,000 distributed to five charities around the country.

The Permanent TSB promoted project will be decided by public vote and the Kerry entry – which runs the vital health link bus to transfer cancer patients to and from hospitals in Cork and Limerick – has appealed to the public for support.

Kerry Cancer Support Group manager, Breda Dyland, said the nomination was a welcome surprise to the charity and winning would be a fantastic start to 2020.

“Next year will be our 10th anniversary year in transport and, in this time, we have transported patients from Kerry, west Cork and now west Limerick to over 22,000 appointments,” she said.

“The 20,000 would mean a great deal to us as we plan to replace our Cork bus with a wheelchair accessible one and this would be a very welcome start to that fund,” Breda said.

To vote visit Region South at and follow the instructions. Voting is open until December 20 and the winner in each region will be announced in the new year.

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