Solicitor Lisa Collins joins board of Cancer Fund for Children

Solicitor Lisa Collins joins board of Cancer Fund for Children

Lisa Collins

Solicitor Lisa Collins has been appointed to Cancer Fund for Children’s Irish board of trustees.

Ms Collins trained as a solicitor with Matheson before going on to specialise as a professional indemnity lawyer in DAC Beachcroft and later becoming a partner in BLM.

She returned home to the West of Ireland to work with McDarby & Co Solicitors, but now works in her family’s tourism business in the village of Cong, Co Mayo.

The cancer charity’s new Daisy Lodge, a purpose-built therapeutic centre, will also be based in Cong.

Commenting on her decision to join the board of trustees, Ms Collins said: “I am so excited at the prospect of such a wonderful facility being created less than half a kilometre from my home.

“Children’s cancer charities are very close to my heart. I lost my cousin, George to neuroblastoma at age 9 in 2008. In 2006, I lost my best friend, Emer, to ovarian/uterine cancer four days after her 28th birthday. These losses had a major impact on me.

“I want to help children and families faced with a cancer diagnosis by working towards Cancer Fund for Children’s aim of ensuring that every young person under 25 diagnosed with cancer has access to the vital support they need.”

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