Welfare Cuts ‘Day of Action’ on Thursday

CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!. . . .Group pictured at the Male Cancer Awareness Month launch at the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership in support of the Pink Panthers on Wednesday afternoon. From left are Normal Lyttle, Lisa Deans, Irish Sreet Community Centre, Rhonda Boyd, NHIP officer, Roxanne Nixon, Pink Ladies, Mark Meehan, Irish Street Community Centre, Terry McBride, Pink Panthers and Alan Leslie. DER4514MC016

CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!. . . .Group pictured at the Male Cancer Awareness Month launch at the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership in support of the Pink Panthers on Wednesday afternoon. From left are Normal Lyttle, Lisa Deans, Irish Sreet Community Centre, Rhonda Boyd, NHIP officer, Roxanne Nixon, Pink Ladies, Mark Meehan, Irish Street Community Centre, Terry McBride, Pink Panthers and Alan Leslie. DER4514MC016

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A local cancer support group, Destined and Dove House will host a ‘Day of Action’ against welfare reform in Derry on Thursday.

The Pink Panthers Male Cancer Support Group and the Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Support Group want as many people as possible to join them in Guildhall Square on Thursday afternoon to help them protest over the difference between cancer drugs available in the North and in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Pink Panthers will be joined by local adult learning disability charity, Destined and welfare rights and community organisation, Dove House.

“Community based organisations see on a daily basis how serious these changes and cuts are having on those who avail of such services and in need of their support,” said Dermot O’Hara from Destined.

“Collectively the groups are representative of the most vulnerable within our society from the sick, those living with life threatening conditions, learning and physical disabilities, families living in areas of poverty and the working poor,” he said.

The ‘Day of Action’ will take place in Guildhall Square on Thursday at 1:00pm.