Our Family

on Friday, 14 July 2017. Posted in Blog Tags CancerCare, Drop In Support, Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, Lancaster BID, Malcolm Mcillmurray, Morecambe Bay Cancer Patients Group

CancerCare CEO Neil's Weekly Blog

Good Morning!I promised you last week a picture of me in a Pirate hat, following my visit to Treasure Ireland at the Duke. Well, here it is...

neilThis week has been another busy one. I have been struck in recent weeks with the energy and attendance at many of our Cancer support groups. It really is gratifying to here people’s chatter and laughter in the centres. They all offer support, friendship and practical help to people who need it and I am so glad that they are all an integral part of the CancerCare family.

Talking of family, it’s been great to welcome Max McIllmurray, the grandson our President and founder Malcolm McIllmurray. Max is working here for two days per week during his summer holidays, spending one day with the fundraising team and another with Simon working in the grounds. I think he is somewhat bemused at just how much esteem we have for his Grandpa! Welcome Max and I hope you enjoy your time with us.

My week has been largely dominated by examining in detail the final year end accounts and starting to draft our annual report, both documents will be ready for the AGM which is a while off but they will be an important window not only showing our financial position but shouting about the great work you have been doing and what we plan to do in the future.

On Wednesday I attended the Morecambe Bay Cancer Patients Partnership Group, a cracking meeting, with some new faces to welcome and a great exchange of what is going on across the area as well as establishing tangible accountability to our health colleagues and the services they are delivering for cancer patients.

Later in the evening I was at the AGM of the Lancaster BID, its first since the extension to the city BID zone last year. It was a good meeting and pleasing to see that the total re-investment into the city centre to help shops and businesses was over £300k in the last year alone.

Whatever you are doing have a great weekend.

Regards, Neil