The Eist Cancer Support centre started life as the Carlow Breast Cancer Support Group which was set up by a group of breast cancer survivors in 2004. Eist is a registered charity and affiliated to the Irish Cancer Society. The centre opened to the public in October 2012 at the Waterfront, Mill Lane, Carlow for the benefit of all county Carlow citizens and those who live in the surrounding areas.
A cancer diagnosis can be a life shattering experience for the whole family and the Eist centre is a peaceful, tranquil, supportive place where all those affected by cancer can avail of support. Their mission is to provide emotional support and practical help to anyone affected by cancer, their families and friends.
They aim to treat all their clients and their information with respect and confidentiality and will be honest and ethical in all our dealings and conduct themselves in a professional, responsible way always. Volunteers form the backbone of the centre, they are essential in assisting in the day to day running of the centre.
The centre volunteers work four hour shifts either morning or afternoon per week. If you would like to volunteer with them please contact the Centre support is invaluable to them; it allows them to provide their support services to the people of Co. Carlow and the surrounding areas.
Over the years the exceptional support of the whole community has resulted in many fun and interesting fundraising events being organised. As Eist are funded almost exclusively from voluntary fundraising, every coffee morning, quiz night, theme day is important to them in raising much needed funds.
Eist offers services such as therapies, counselling and support and classes and workshops.