Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has donated £1m from his charitable foundation to open a new support centre for children with cancer.

The world No 1 and Ryder Cup winner returned to his native Northern Ireland to open Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, County Down, a therapeutic short-break centre.

The 25-year-old four-time major winner promised that this was only the beginning of his work and that he would like to see it happen elsewhere.

“I definitely think it is a project I would like to see replicated and I think can be replicated,” he said.

“I don’t think there is any reason why we should stop here.”

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Daisy Lodge, the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland, will provide every family in Northern Ireland affected by childhood cancer a therapeutic short break – it will also welcome children from the Republic of Ireland.

The care will extend to families nursing a child with cancer, families where a parent has been diagnosed and the bereaved.

 

 

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