It’ll cost at least €20,000 more to bring Kerry cancer patients for treatment this year.
That’s according to Breda Dyland of the Kerry Cancer Support Group / Health Link Transport.
The charity provides transportation to cancer patients who are receiving treatment in Cork and Limerick.
Ms Dyland says that due to rising inflation, their costs have more than doubled for the first five months of this year.
The charity has estimated, going by the current trend, their fuel costs at least €40,000 by the end of the year.
Ms Dyland outlines the essential service they provide:
Ms Dyland says they don't receive statuory government funding and are reliant on locally supported fundraisers.
Kerry Cancer Support Group are organising a fundraising abseil in Croke Park in August:
More information on the abseil can be found here