Our visit to Daisy Lodge Cancer Home for Children

We recently visited Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, a beautiful log building which offers therapeutic breaks for families who have a family member who has cancer. The establishment is utterly stunning, offering five star accommodation and carefully prepared meals using the best locally sourced produce. Daisy Lodge believe that the food served is an important part of what they offer, giving families peace of mind that their loved ones are receiving good quality local produce. They also offer relaxing surroundings were families can enjoy the scenic aspect and children of all ages can enjoy the entertainment available in a safe secure environment.

Daisy Lodge are very grateful to all local food producers, businesses and amenities in their area who support Daisy Lodge throughout the year, these include  –

Ø  Moy Park

Ø  Finnebrogue

Ø  Carnbrooke Meats

Ø  McPolin Eggs

Ø  Cafe Maud’s

Ø  Froth Coffee shop

Ø  Hales Fruit and Veg shop

Ø  Coco’s children’s play area

Ø  Down District Council

Ø  Add A little Sparkle

Ø  Morellis

Ø  Seaforde Gardens and Butterfly House

Ø  Funky Monkeys

Ø  Burrendale Hotel


Joan Burden, the Hospitality Manager, said that the support from all of these businesses was invaluable, meaning more resources could be focused on all important services like counselling for the families. Joan mentioned that the ongoing support is overwhelming and it really is heart-warming that so many local businesses offer support to this worthy cause. Joan was also keen to highlight the support and time offered by all the volunteer staff at the lodge, again this saves resources which can then be put towards other services.