Team CancerCare signs 'Time to Change' pledge to promote wellbeing

on Monday, 08 October 2018. Posted in Blog Tags blog, cancer, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, localcharity, northlancashire, slynedales, south cumbria, southlakeland

CEO of CancerCare Neil's Blog

Hello! It's proving to be another extremely busy week for 'Team CancerCare' - everyone I see in our teams is working so well.

The hard work, the achievements and some of our disappointments were all talked about at our AGM last week.

Thank you to all those members of staff, volunteers and clients who attended; the best attendance on record. 

Our 'Refresh' group did an amazing and uplifting presentation at the end which concluded a worthwhile meeting.

The AGM set up nicely a meeting of the Trustees which immediately followed. Main points of discussion included updates on our plans in Barrow, recognition of the efforts being made by the Fundraising team under difficult circumstances and their team work on the emerging future fundraising plan and updates on our financial situation including the commencement of a review of our investment policy ethical code.

Earlier in the day Alison Stainthorpe and I met with our company pension scheme advisors to complete a review of the scheme and satisfy ourselves that as the administrators it is working well.

I am glad to say it is, however, all members in due course will receive an independent assessment in a short newsletter. 

We have got off to a good start with this year's Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index and we have been encouraging every member of staff and therapists to  take the short time to give their views. The feedback we get does make a difference. The survey is open for another couple of weeks.

We had a great staff meeting earlier today (Monday, October 8). It was dedicated to our 'Managing Upwards' away days and the learning forum that our PAYE staff have been taking part in. At the meeting we also celebrated the fact that Team CancerCare has signed Mind's 'Time to Change' pledge. We are making every effort to promote wellbeing and good mental health in the workplace.

We said goodbye and good luck to our finance officer, Hezel Hunt, on Friday. Hazel has left CancerCare after 12 years to take up a new role closer to home. Thank you Hazel for your contribution and the diligence you have shown over the years that you have worked here. We all wish you every happiness in the future.

Whatever you're doing this week I hope you have a good one!



Neil Townsend, Chief Executive Officer