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Diane heaps praise on Charis

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Diane heaps praise on Charis thumbnailCancer support charity Charis celebrates its 7th anniversary by unveiling a significant expansion programme at the centre. Charis Centre Director Imelda McGucken celebrates the announcement with the charity’s patrons. From left: Charis Patron, Jenny Brist

A Limavady woman has pledged her support to a cancer support charity which has announced major expansion plans. Diane Jackson Black, 52, is among hundreds of people from across the North West and North Coast who have used the Charis Cancer Centre which was set up to support people affected by cancer as well as bereaved families.
The charity, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary, is based in an idyllic setting overlooking Lough Fea in the Sperrin mountains, between Cookstown and Draperstown.
Due to soaring demand for its free services, a planning application has been submitted for an extension which will increase the centre's size by around 50 per cent.
Diane, who has a 29 year old son, Gary Jackson, was diagnosed with multi-myeloma in her bone marrow in 2015 and was referred to Charis by her haematology nurse Silvia Cole at Altnagelvin Hospital.
Backing the charity and its expansion plans, Diane said: "After treatment for cancer, my bones were sore so I went to Charis where I availed of reflexology which helped so much.

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