CancerCare Catch Up

on Friday, 03 May 2019.

Alison's Blog

CancerCare Catch Up

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Dear All,

As the sun is shining (it was when I started drafting this email) and we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend I thought it was a good opportunity to let you know what’s happening across CancerCare.



Our young people’s peer support group ‘Refresh’ are very excited as they have now designed their own branding. They offer ‘a space for young people affected by bereavement or cancer, that’s safe and non-judgemental, where you can relax’ Joel. They meet on Wednesdays 6.15-7.30pm and welcome new members so please give out their postcards to any young people who may be interested. Lou our Youth Action Research Officer is currently devising their summer programme which will provide activities over the summer holidays on Mondays and Wednesdays including a residential to Alton Towers…watch this space for more details.

This week we welcomed Julie Davenport our Barrow area fundraiser meaning we now have a fully staffed team, so please make Julie welcome. She ll be joining the fundraising team at Slynedales on a Wednesday morning for their weekly fundraising meeting.

On Tuesday I was fortunate to be invited down to London to accept on behalf of CancerCare our Gold Award for the work we have been doing as part of the Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index. A huge honour to see CancerCare’s name up there alongside huge organisations such as the Environment Agency, E-On and Historic England.

Last week Alison D was invited to attend the inaugural Lancaster Voluntary Community Faith Sector Enterprise meeting. One of the underpinning aims is to explore ways in how we can work closer together so that we can genuinely unite the voice of the sector, help our communities grow and have a stronger and greater influence with our public, health and private sector partners at a district, regional and even national level. This meeting will be a great chance for us to explore how we connect and work together in achieving a joint vision.

There has never been a greater interest in and focus on our role as providers, influencers and above all cultural changers and in order to meet the challenges we face and to access the opportunities ahead of us we need a strong, focused and united voluntary and community Sector. We will keep you updated of this work.

And lastly, we are currently hosting Moore and Smalley our newly appointed accountants who are completing the annual audit which will ultimately feed into the production of our annual accounts. Thank you to all staff involved in this process.

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend all.