Irish Rugby star Rob Kearney supporting Purple Heart Day.
Irish Rugby star Rob Kearney supporting Purple Heart Day.

Purple House Cancer Support needs volunteers for their annual Purple Heart Day on February 14th.

Purple House hopes people will commit an hour or two of their time on Valentine’s Day. Volunteers will be selling Purple Heart pin badges for €2 at Tesco stores in Ballybrack, Stillorgan, Merrion, and Dundrum.

All proceeds will go to supporting families affected by cancer in South Dublin.

Director of Services at Purple House, Veronica O’Leary said of the event: “The Purple Heart is a sign of support for anyone who is affected by cancer and we are asking the public to buy our Purple Heart for a friend or loved one who is living with cancer or in memory of someone who has passed away.

“We are indebted to the community for your continued support, we could not keep up with the demand on our services without you.”

Volunteers also have the option of hosting a coffee morning in their home, workplace, club, or school. Purple House will provide all supplies including a box of Purple Heart badges and balloons.

Purple House has been serving the community since 1990. Last year, they supported 191 new families and were able to provide over 5,000 cancer support sessions including 257 counselling sessions and 478 hospital transport trips.

To register a coffee morning event or volunteer, you can contact Purple House Cancer Support on 01-2866966 or email info@purplehouse.ie or visit www.purplehouse.ie.

If you can’t volunteer your time, you can text PURPLE to 50300 to donate €4. You can also buy a purple heart pin badge online for €3 here.

A complete list of locations that will be selling the pin badges follows:

Purple House Cancer Support, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Purple House Shop, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Carroll’s Irish Gift Stores at the following locations:

15 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2

2-5 Westmoreland Street, Ballast House, Dublin 2

57/58 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

98/99 Talbot Street, Dublin 1

33 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin 1

44 Henry Street, Dublin 1

22/23 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

17 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, Dublin 2

37 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

61/62 Mary Street, Dublin 1

3/4 Liffey St. Lower, Dublin 1

Avoca Powerscourt

Roundwood Pharmacy Wicklow

Rathnew Pharmacy Wicklow

Roadstone, Bray