Cookstown girl meets Rory McIlroy at Daisy Lodge opening

Cookstown girl Cassie McGeehan with top local golfer Rory McIlroy. Cassie, who has been affected by cancer, was invited to watch Rory officially open Cancer Fund for Children's Daisy Lodge short break facility in Newcastle on October 7. She is pictured here with (from left to right) her dad Kevin, sisters Caoimhe and Cara and her mum Tracey.
Cookstown girl Cassie McGeehan with top local golfer Rory McIlroy. Cassie, who has been affected by cancer, was invited to watch Rory officially open Cancer Fund for Children's Daisy Lodge short break facility in Newcastle on October 7. She is pictured here with (from left to right) her dad Kevin, sisters Caoimhe and Cara and her mum Tracey.

Cookstown girl Cassie McGeehan met top local golfer and World Number 1 Rory McIlroy as he officially opened Cancer Fund for Children’s Daisy Lodge short break facility in Newcastle recently.

Cassie, who has been affected by cancer, was invited to watch Rory officially open the centre along with her family.

The facility, the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland, will provide every family affected by childhood

cancer in Northern Ireland with a free therapeutic short break and also caters to families in the Republic of Ireland. This includes families nursing a child with cancer, bereaved families and families where a parent has been diagnosed with cancer.

“Daisy Lodge is close to home and something I feel very strongly about. Being able to see what the Cancer Fund for Children has built for children and their families is fantastic. It’s great to see what a superb job people are doing here in getting people back on their feet after being diagnosed with cancer. The facilities and location are exceptional,” said McIlroy.

For more information on Cancer Fund for Children and how to support www.cancerfundforchildren.com or email info@cancerfundforchildren.com.