Two members of the Cuisle Centre Cancer Support are set to appear on our TV screens tomorrow afternoon.
The Today Show with Maura and Daithi will see Director of Services Stella Moran, from Rathdowney, and attendee Claire Carroll, from Ballyfin, sit down on the couch for a chat.
The Portlaoise community group is in the running to win at National Lottery Good Causes awards this weekend – in the Health & Wellbeing category.
The awards have six categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community and Youth.
A seventh category, Irish Language, will have a special award to be announced on the night at the Awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done in the promotion of the Irish Language.
Each national category winner will receive €10,000 while the overall Good Cause of the Year will get an additional €25,000 on top of this.
Speaking ahead of the TV appearance, Director of Services Stella Mahon said she was really looking forward to it.
She said: “Out of 480 applications Cuisle Cancer Support Centre have made it to the final 36 organisations and projects in the 2019 National Lottery.
“We are one of six finalists in the Health & Wellbeing category and in with a chance to win €10,000.
“Myself and Claire will be on the Today Show tomorrow and while we are nervous, we are looking forward to it all the same.
“We rely fully on the support of the people to make our centre work and we are very grateful for all of the fundraising activities that people engage in.
“At the weekend for example, we had the Errill Tractor Run while Laois GAA are currently donating all the proceeds from their Divisional Football Competition games to us.
“Countless kind acts like these allow us to provide the services that we do and for that, we are very grateful.”
The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Saturday November 2.