CancerCare Connections

on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Blog Tags Andrea Partridge, Barrow, CancerCare, Dukes Theatre, GDPR, Lancaster, Living With and Beyond Cancer, Malcolm Mcillmurray, Tony Gatrell

CancerCare CEO Neil's Weekly Blog

Hello! I am just about to hop on a train to Barrow to attend the quarterly NHS Listening Event at the Forum, a really active network of health professionals, third sector organisations and the public, who meet up to discuss a wide range of local issues.

On Monday, we held our Management Team meeting which was attended by Andrew, our Chair and Fiona, our treasurer. We spent some time discussing our organisational preparation for the introduction of the general data protection regulation. We have established a task and finish group, comprising of staff from all parts of CancerCare to work to an agreed work plan to ensure we meet the requirements expected of us.

Later in the day, the Income Generation sub group met, who are supporting Anna and the team as they develop lots of new and inventive ways of generating more income for the charity.

Katie WoodThis week we also welcomed Katie Wood (pictured) to the fundraising team, who has joined us as the new job share half to Helen who together take responsibility for community fundraising in North Lancashire. Katie is known to many of us and I know her energy and passion will enable her to do well in her role, welcome Katie!

Thursday evening started with a meeting of the Dukes Theatre Trustees at 5pm - my second meeting and still learning the ropes but really interesting and useful to see how, as two very different charities, we face some similar challenges.

After this I attended, along with Andrea Partridge, the Lancaster University Graduation Dinner on Campus. This was a very special evening and a great opportunity to meet and network with a number of key CancerCare supporters and allies. Our connections run deep, with our Vice-Chair of Trustees here, Tony Gatrell a former Head of Faculty, our past utilisation of the research efforts of students in the workplace, and our work on a range of fundraising events at the university. I hope that our relationship with this fantastic University will continue.

Whatever you are doing have a good weekend!


Neil