The family of a Derry woman who had a room in CLIC Sargent’s new ‘Home To Home’ facility in Belfast named after her paid a visit to the unit earlier this week.
Sorcha Glenn died aged 23 as a result of cervical cancer in October 2014.
CLIC Sargent provides help and support to young people with cancer.
Earlier this month it was announced that CLIC Sargent intended to name one of the rooms inside the new ‘Home To Home’ facility after Sorcha.
Sorcha’s family visited the new home, named Amy’s House, and were given a tour at the opening. They were then shown ‘Sorcha’s Room’. “We love the room,” said Sorcha’s mum Christina. “It is just fantastic and we are delighted that it will have her name and provide support for so many families.
“In a perfect world, great places like this wouldn’t be needed, because you wouldn’t have young people getting sick, but it is just a wonderful house,” she added.
The house name is a tribute to Amy Reid, 20, from Newtownards, whose family have campaigned and fundraised tirelessly for CLIC Sargent since she died from metastatic melanoma in February 2013, raising more than £35,000 for the charity.