Updated: 31/07/17 : 06:45:55
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Sligo's Save Our Cancer Services campaign disbanded

An brief online announcement signalled the end of a 10-year campaign to retain essential cancer services in Sligo.

The dedicated campaigners organised protests and marches to highlight the fact that following the removal of the services from Sligo, no vital service to combat the disease existed north of a line from Dublin to Galway.

The announcement which appeared on their website stated, "Today the Steering Group met and we closed the Bank Account we set up 10 years ago this Autumn.

"We donated the cash that was left to the North West Hospice and Shout, both very worthy causes.

"We brought the Campaign as far as we could and feel after 10 years it has run its course.

"Thank you so much to everyone who came out in their thousands over the years to support this campaign and to the Local Press, Sligo Today.ie, The Sligo Weekender, The Sligo Champion and Ocean FM for their constant support and extensive coverage.

"On behalf of the Steering Group, Valerie Finan, Denise Kenna, Lily McMorrow, Jim O'Sullivan ,Deirdre O'Sullivan, Caitriona McGoldrick, I thank each and every one of you .

"We are now officially disbanded," concluded the announcement.

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