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Cormac Smith, Director of MMD Construction, recently hosted the annual Cork Branch CIF dinner at Fota Island House Hotel. It was decided that members of the construction industry would give back to the community and since the dinner was on Daffodil Day, Cork ARC was the charity of choice. The total amount raised for Cork ARC was €5,045. This incredible sum that was raised will be hugely beneficial to the cancer support charity.
For those who aren’t aware, Cork ARC is a cancer support charity that provides its services free of charge. They provide a wide range of services to cancer patients and their families such as a drop in or telephone service where people can talk to trained volunteers, counselling, massage, support groups and information workshops. One service that will benefit greatly from this generous donation is their men’s pilates programme. This is a specialised pilates programme which modifies the mat based exercises of pilates to suit cancer patients who are dealing with pain and recovering from illness. The workshop will help to improve the patient’s flexibility and control as they battle through rehabilitation after cancer.
“Everyone in Ireland has been affected in some way by cancer” said Cormac Smith, MMD Construction Director and CIF Cork branch Chairman, on the night. Cork ARC received 7,000 visitors in 2016 and with this generous donation they will be able to continue helping this high volume of patients. They’re currently located in Bishopstown, Co. Cork. They also have a drop in and group support services in the NICHE Community Health Project on the north side of Cork City and in Bantry to serve the West Cork and South Kerry area. They are also planning to expand to East Cork with support services to open in Youghal in May.
Picture 1, (L-R) Cormac Smith ( Director of MMD Construction), Joanne McCarthy (Marketing & Communications Manager)
Picture 2, (L-R) Cormac Smith ( Director of MMD Construction), Joanne McCarthy (Marketing & Communications Manager), Conor O'Connell ( Regional Director of C.I.F Cork Branch)