Fishguard’s Rainbow Cancer Support Centre will be officially opened by television star, Jerome Flynn tomorrow (Saturday).
The 55-year-old has been given old solicitor’s office in West Street, Fishguard, for a peppercorn rent. Together with a band of willing and committed volunteers she has transformed the building into the Rainbow Cancer Support Centre designed to support all people in Pembrokeshire with a life-limiting illness and their families.
The centre houses therapy and reflection rooms, a communal sitting area and kitchen. It aims to offer complementary therapies, yoga, workshops, counselling, information and advice for those diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers as well as being just a quiet place to pop into relax and have a cup of tea or coffee.
“There will be things to keep people going and active not feeling sorry for yourself,” said Yvonne. “If you feel sorry for yourself your immune system goes down.
“There are some wonderful opportunities for complimentary medicine, holistic approaches that can work alongside existing treatment plans. We really look forward to welcoming you at the centre. “ Tomorrow’s open day starts at 2pm with a drum circle followed by an opening ceremony and speeches from Yvonne and Jerome Flynn, who has already said of the centre: "The Rainbow Cancer Support Centre is a wonderfully fresh initiative that I'm sure will very soon become established as a jewel in our Pembrokeshire community.
“The response from local volunteers and practitioners has been amazing”
After the opening ceremony there will be a chance to look around the centre. There will also be a raw chocolate making workshop at 3pm as well as talks on relaxation, hypotherapy, NLP and leading a healthier life.
There will also be yoga, reiki, reflexology, hand massage, counselling and homeopathy taster sessions and workshops and a chance to meet the practitioners.
As well as all this there will be refreshments, fairtrade stalls, children’s activities a raffle and prizes. All money raised will go towards the centre.
To see a timetable of events visit the Rainbow Cancer Support Facebook page. If you would prefer to visit the centre at a quieter time , it is open every Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 4pm.