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Irish Cancer Society announce multi-annual funding to continue Julie Wren’s legacy

The Julie Wren Complementary Therapy Service funded by the Irish Cancer Society will support over 1,000 families.

Feb. 15, 2024


Children's Health Ireland would like to say a big thank you today to Irish Cancer Society who has announced €400,000 in funding for The Julie Wren Complementary Therapy service in St John’s Ward, the National Children's Cancer Service.

The service opened in 2011, pioneered by the Wren family and the Julie Wren Trust at the Children’s Health Foundation, to help children with cancer and their families to manage stress, anxiety, pain and nausea. Now the Irish Cancer will take on funding the service multi-annually and the service will continue into the new children’s hospital.

Esther Wren sold the family farm following the death of her daughter Julie (8) from cancer in 1993, using the funds to create a service that provides therapies like massage, reflexology, baby massage, Indian head massage, aromatherapy, meditation and mindfulness.

Read more on the Irish Cancer Society's website

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