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CROCUS Mens Den:
A little over 10 years ago the organisation known as Crocus came into existence. The letters - C R O C U S stand for Cancer Resource Of Caring, Understanding & Support. Crocus is a Peer Support Group for those living with a cancer diagnosis, who are at different stages of their journey. A Cancer diagnosis is a traumatic time in a person's life. Crocus is there to offer support, no matter what stage of this very difficult journey a person may be at. It is also there to assist those most affected by their loved ones diagnosis. Crocus offers understanding, support and confidentiality in a caring and nurturing environment. Crocus has available a wide range of complimentary therapies and support programmes, which are available at various times throughout the year, such as: Tai Chi; Yoga/Pilates; Meditation; Art; Informative Talks; Counselling Services; Complimentary Therapies e.g. Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherphy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Acupuncture. These services are available free of charge and can be availed of by family members. Regular clinics are held throughout the year, which include Wig Fitting, Bra and Breast Prosthethic Fitting. Due to Covid restriction during the past 20 months or so some of these services were curtailed especially the group therapies. Calling in to the Centre for a chat and a cuppa is always welcome and talking to someone who has gone through, or is going through, a similar programme of treatment can be soothing and relaxing for mind and body. Originally Crocus was set up by a number of ladies but gradually and more recently men have begun using the services available. For some the group meetings were uncomfortable as men did not like to talk about their problems to a group of ladies and vice versa, so some men got together and decided to set up a group for men, which has become Crocus Mens Den. Some activity can be shared while other group activity will be for the ladies or the men. The Mens Den was growing in numbers prior to Covid and, while contact has been maintained with members individually, group meetings are still on hold. However any person who wishes to chat to a member or to arrange a Therapy need only lift the phone and we give you the numbers on our Notice here. The Crocus Centre contacts are: Crocus Centre, 19 The Grange, Plantation Walk, Monaghan ( half way up the Hill from old Railway station to Hospital gates you turn to the right.) 087 3680965; 00353 47 62565; crocusmonaghan@gmail.com On a personal note: I attended Crocus when I got my diagnosis of Cancer and found it very helpful in dealing with the various ups and downs during treatment. As a result I have continued to attend and make myself available since then and I also encourage others to avail of the services offered by Crocus. I am also anxious to get men to take action as soon as they suspect that something in their bodies is not right as there is a greater chance of successful treatment if the problem is diagnosed early. I also advise men to have their bloods checked al least every two years, or every year if possible. That can show up a problem which you may not be aware of. So who pays or all this? Crocus depends completely on donations and fund-raising events and indeed the public have been extremely generous over the years. If you can help in any way it will be very much appreciated. At the moment Crocus is in the process of purchasing a Car, which will be used to transport members to appointments and treatment centres, when they require assistance, as trying to organise transport can be very difficult for some. A grand Draw has been launched to raise funds for the transport and you could win a brand new car for 2022. Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift this year? We will be selling tickets this Thursday the 23rd of December in Monaghan Shopping Centre. You can also purchase tickets from the reception at The Westenra Arms Hotel. €20 per ticket or 3 for €50. Anyone who buys a ticket before Christmas will also be entered into a draw for an amazing Hamper. This is an ideal opportunity for people to support the work of Crocus and in turn assist the families of a person, who has had a Cancer diagnosis.
Above Margaret McCarville, Aoibhinn McEneaney and Mary Dalton are selling the Draw tickets in Monaghan Shopping Centre today, Thursday 23 December but they are also and will be on sale at the Reception in the Westenra Hotel, in the Diamond. On the table you can see the two huge Hampers which will be Drawn on Christmas Eve - so get your tickets early. They have been sponsored by Neal Dunwoody and his team and Robbie Gallagher and Hillgrove Hotel.
Ciaran Deeney grew his beard for a few weeks and then had a sponsored Beard Shave in aid of Crocus Transport fund. He is pictured presenting Mary Dalton with a cheque for €700 which is a welcome addition to the fund. This was raised among his fellow mates in IJM. A big thank you to Ciaran and his friends.
The Draw for the Car is launched in the Diamond.
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CROCUS Mens Den:
A little over 10 years ago the organisation known as Crocus came into existence. The letters - C R O C U S stand for Cancer Resource Of Caring, Understanding & Support. Crocus is a Peer Support Group for those living with a cancer diagnosis, who are at different stages of their journey. A Cancer diagnosis is a traumatic time in a person's life. Crocus is there to offer support, no matter what stage of this very difficult journey a person may be at. It is also there to assist those most affected by their loved ones diagnosis. Crocus offers understanding, support and confidentiality in a caring and nurturing environment. Crocus has available a wide range of complimentary therapies and support programmes, which are available at various times throughout the year, such as: Tai Chi; Yoga/Pilates; Meditation; Art; Informative Talks; Counselling Services; Complimentary Therapies e.g. Reflexology, Reiki, Aromatherphy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Acupuncture. These services are available free of charge and can be availed of by family members. Regular clinics are held throughout the year, which include Wig Fitting, Bra and Breast Prosthethic Fitting. Due to Covid restriction during the past 20 months or so some of these services were curtailed especially the group therapies. Calling in to the Centre for a chat and a cuppa is always welcome and talking to someone who has gone through, or is going through, a similar programme of treatment can be soothing and relaxing for mind and body. Originally Crocus was set up by a number of ladies but gradually and more recently men have begun using the services available. For some the group meetings were uncomfortable as men did not like to talk about their problems to a group of ladies and vice versa, so some men got together and decided to set up a group for men, which has become Crocus Mens Den. Some activity can be shared while other group activity will be for the ladies or the men. The Mens Den was growing in numbers prior to Covid and, while contact has been maintained with members individually, group meetings are still on hold. However any person who wishes to chat to a member or to arrange a Therapy need only lift the phone and we give you the numbers on our Notice here. The Crocus Centre contacts are: Crocus Centre, 19 The Grange, Plantation Walk, Monaghan ( half way up the Hill from old Railway station to Hospital gates you turn to the right.) 087 3680965; 00353 47 62565; crocusmonaghan@gmail.com On a personal note: I attended Crocus when I got my diagnosis of Cancer and found it very helpful in dealing with the various ups and downs during treatment. As a result I have continued to attend and make myself available since then and I also encourage others to avail of the services offered by Crocus. I am also anxious to get men to take action as soon as they suspect that something in their bodies is not right as there is a greater chance of successful treatment if the problem is diagnosed early. I also advise men to have their bloods checked al least every two years, or every year if possible. That can show up a problem which you may not be aware of. So who pays or all this? Crocus depends completely on donations and fund-raising events and indeed the public have been extremely generous over the years. If you can help in any way it will be very much appreciated. At the moment Crocus is in the process of purchasing a Car, which will be used to transport members to appointments and treatment centres, when they require assistance, as trying to organise transport can be very difficult for some. A grand Draw has been launched to raise funds for the transport and you could win a brand new car for 2022. Looking for the perfect Christmas Gift this year? We will be selling tickets this Thursday the 23rd of December in Monaghan Shopping Centre. You can also purchase tickets from the reception at The Westenra Arms Hotel. €20 per ticket or 3 for €50. Anyone who buys a ticket before Christmas will also be entered into a draw for an amazing Hamper. This is an ideal opportunity for people to support the work of Crocus and in turn assist the families of a person, who has had a Cancer diagnosis.
Ciaran Deeney grew his beard for a few weeks and then had a sponsored Beard Shave in aid of Crocus Transport fund. He is pictured presenting Mary Dalton with a cheque for €700 which is a welcome addition to the fund. This was raised among his fellow mates in IJM. A big thank you to Ciaran and his friends.
Above Margaret McCarville, Aoibhinn McEneaney and Mary Dalton are selling the Draw tickets in Monaghan Shopping Centre today, Thursday 23 December but they are also and will be on sale at the Reception in the Westenra Hotel, in the Diamond. On the table you can see the two huge Hampers which will be Drawn on Christmas Eve - so get your tickets early. They have been sponsored by Neal Dunwoody and his team and Robbie Gallagher and Hillgrove Hotel.
The Draw for the Car is launched in the Diamond.