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We’re in this together Hand in Hand We provide a tailored level of care to each family so that whatever you may need, Hand in Hand is here to help. Donate Today Contact Us

We Have Moved!

Hand in Hand is now located at

The Health Hub, Main Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway H62 N206.

How we can help!

Hand in Hand is there from the start, looking after the ordinary while families deal with extraordinary circumstances. By partnering with local professional service providers for essential services, we aim to help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety accompanying a childhood cancer diagnosis. We offer a range of support and assistance so that no family in Ireland has to face cancer alone.

Practical Support

From household cleaning to family meal services, our practical support services ensure the little things are looked after when a child is diagnosed with cancer so families can focus on the big things like treatment, wellbeing, and spending time together.

Emotional Support

Children and their families often require emotional support through the difficult times a cancer diagnosis brings. We provide play therapy, counselling and more from the point of diagnosis onwards in a caring and supportive environment.

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Your involvement, support, and donations can considerably impact the lives of children with cancer and their families across Ireland. The money raised funds our essential services, so your support is much appreciated.

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Our Services

We know that life after a child’s cancer diagnosis can be a difficult journey, but we walk hand in hand with the families that need us. Our services and support are provided to families across Ireland free of charge.

Practical Support

Hand in Hand provides domestic cleaning and laundry services around the country with the help of local cleaning companies. Once a family requires help with cleaning, the charity employs local cleaning companies in their vicinity to carry out the work. Alongside that, Hand in Hand provides family meal services around the country with the help of local services, supermarket vouchers, and online meal delivery services. Once a family requires help with meals, the Charity works with the family to find the best solution for their needs. Hand in Hand provides their services in every county in the Republic of Ireland.

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Emotional Support

Hand in Hand offers a range of emotional services for both child and parent. Hand in Hand is pleased to provide adult counselling for parents across the country. Face-to-face counselling is available in the West of Ireland, and secure online counselling support is available in the rest of the country. Hand in Hand are delighted to offer Play Therapy with our in-house play therapist Denise Gordon at our Cancer Support Centre in Loughrea, County Galway. This new service is available for children affected by childhood cancer, either through their diagnosis or the diagnosis of an immediate family member.

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Make a difference and volunteer with Hand in Hand. If you would like to join our team of volunteers, complete the Volunteer Form below. We will save your details in our Volunteer Database and contact you regarding any volunteering opportunities.

Not only does your help make a valuable contribution to families across the country, but it’s even good for you!

Did you know?

  • Volunteering can help connect you with your local community
  • Volunteering can help combat depression
  • Volunteering can provide a sense of self-purpose
  • Volunteering is good for your mind and body and helps alleviate the effects of stress and anxiety
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