Army raises €1,530 for Gary Kelly Centre

Charity event at Aiken Barracks

Army raises €1,530 for Gary Kelly Centre
Gene Yore gene.yore@dundalkdemocrat.ie@DundalkDemocrat

A fancy dress weighlifting competition was held at Aiken Barracks last week.

The charity event raised €1,530 in aid of the Gary Kelly Cancer Centre.

Thirty members of the 27th Infantry Battalion took part.

“All members of the battalion came in on their day off,” said Corporal John Rooney.

“There were two people on each team, a total of 30 people divided into two teams.

“It all took place in the Dermot Early gym here at Aiken Barracks.”

“We would like to thank Conor McGahon who acted as DJ.

“Also Ken Coleman from Apex Gym for supplying the proteen prizes for the winners.

“John Pepper from Dundalk Tai-kwon-do for supplying materials.”

The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre was established to create a safe and holistic environment. To preserve the dignity and privacy of the person at all times. To provide counselling, information and psychological support for people affected by cancer and those who care for them free of charge.

The Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre is situated in Georges Street, Drogheda.

It is a support centre for people living with cancer, their families and thoses who care for them.

The centre offers holistic and complementary therapies, education and psychological support which is nowadays regarded as part of standard support for people with cancer.

The centre is open to people on the island of Ireland. All therapies and supports are free of charge.

The centre is committed to providing a safe and holistic sanctuary of reflection, retreat and recovery.

The centre is a non-referral service and an appointment is not necessary. Gary Kelly donated €750,000 to the setting up of the centre.