The Sabrina Ryan Foundation...
Providing a ray of light through the darkest days!
The Sabrina Ryan Foundation accepts and considers applications for assistance from people experiencing the emotional and lifestyle effects of cancer treatment responding, where appropriate, by helping with the cost of such things as a wig, eyebrow embroidery, complementary therapies or by providing financial assistance towards counselling. However nothing is set in stone, if you have something that would make whoever you're applying for smile, let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate the request.
Objectives of the Foundation:
To financially assist people through the emotional and lifestyle effects of cancer treatment. This assistance is limited to:
- Help towards the cost of counselling
- Help towards the costs of wigs and eyebrow therapy
- Help towards the costs of complementary therapies
- Help towards the costs of other services may be provided at the discretion of the charity
History of The Foundation
Sabrina was a spokeswoman for the Irish Cancer Society and also addressed several Suicide Awareness talks, engaging with young and old people alike. She was an inspiration to many people irrespective of her personal situation.
She set up her own blog ‘So She Knows’ which combined her love of fashion with her wish to help people also going through cancer. She posted about her own daily struggles and offered tips for people going through similar ordeals,
In Sabrina’s own words "no one sits down and explains to you, how to deal with hair loss or how to draw on eyebrows or which wig to get". Even through Sabrina’s toughest days she still found the energy to log on to her blog to try and help people experiencing similar circumstances.
‘Everything happens for a reason'
Sabrina always said ‘Everything happens for a reason’. Her positivity and endeavour through the worst possible circumstances was one of the reasons Sabrina had such a major impact on so many people throughout the world.
On the 26th April 2015 our princess Sabrina fell asleep surrounded by her loving family and woke up as an angel in heaven. Her passing away was covered nationwide by newspapers and on social media.
Her story again touching the hearts of so many, the support we received was so touching that we, as a family, and with the help of her many friends then decided to continue Sabrina’s amazing work and set up the Sabrina Ryan foundation.
Sabrina's Lasting Legacy
Our aim is to help people financially towards things like a new wig, complimentary therapies, eyebrow embroidery, counselling services, anything that makes someone smile whilst going through one of the toughest times in their lives.
We have experienced first-hand the impact of getting a new wig and eyebrow embroidery; remembering the smile on Sabrina's face and how these seemingly small things had given her such a massive boost.
It took her mind off the gruelling treatment she was going through. These small lifts whatever they may be, are something which every person going through cancer needs, and our aim at the Sabrina Ryan Foundation is to try our best to provide them.
Since the Launch
On the 11th February 2017, we officially launched the Sabrina Ryan Foundation at our Gala Ball. The event was promoted by numerous radio stations and by notable national celebrities, such as Pat Kenny and Ryan Tubridy who had both met Sabrina before and were extremely supportive of our cause.
Since our humble beginnings the charity has flourished and we have been able to help a huge amount of people throughout Ireland. This is all thanks to the brilliant donations we’ve received throughout the year.
Fundraising and Donations
To date we have raised money through Drama plays, coffee mornings, bake sales, charity runs and also through very generous donations. We hope this will continue further in order for us to grow as a charity so we can offer the assistance to those who need it.
If you would like to donate to the foundation or help in any way possible either through organising a fundraiser or a money donation, please do not hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you.
"No one sits down and explains to you, how to deal with hair loss or how to draw on eyebrows or which wig to get."
- Sabrina Ryan
Membership of the TrustIndividual membership shall be open to any individual who may be affected by or with Cancer, or members of his family or friends, or who is having or who has had treatment for Cancer, or who is a carer for a person with Cancer, or who is a professional involved with the diagnosis, treatment, or research into Cancer. 5.2 Honorary members and a Patron may be elected in a non-voting capacity, and may attend the AGM.
Every member shall have one vote. Membership shall be free.