LIKE every GAA club, the one at Tracton in south Cork is a hub of the local community.
Providing free home from home accommodation in an apartment purchased, through fund-raising, for families who have travelled long distances while the child is being treated in the Children’s Leukaemia Unit.
The Association provides additional nursing staff at critical periods during a child’s illness.
It provides financial support when problems or acute needs are experienced during the course of treatment for leukaemia, cancer or other serious blood disorders.
Provides essential medical equipment.
The Association funds necessary counselling for the child and other family members and any other therapy services required.
It organises and funds trips to Lourdes for the child and a parent after treatment.
Organises special outings for children and their families including a Christmas Party, Parents’ Night Out and a Family Day Trip.
Funds Leukaemia Research, focusing on quality of life for the child and family.
Funds educational support for staff who work in the Children’s Leukaemia Unit.
The Charity arranges regular Parent Support Evenings with guest speakers specialising in areas affecting the family.