Thanks to a donation of over €1 million from golfer Rory McIlroy, a site has been secured in Cong for a therapeutic short-break centre for families with a child suffering from cancer, and planning permission has been granted for the facility.
However, €12.5 million needs to be raised to construct the centre, according to Cancer Fund for Children.
The charity was founded almost 50 years ago, and already runs a short-break centre for families in the Mourne Mountains.
A solicitor based in Cong, Co Mayo has now been appointed to the board of trustees of the Cancer Fund for Children.
Solicitor Lisa Collins now works in the family's tourism business in Cong, and says she's excited at the prospect of such a great facility being built in her home town.
Speaking to Midwest News this evening, Lisa said this project is close to her heart, having lost a cousin and a friend to cancer at young ages....