That Friday feeling, a day early!

on Thursday, 18 April 2019.

Alison's Blog

That Friday feeling, a day early!

Our CEO Alison is getting into the spirit of Easter.

Dear All,

I can’t believe Easter is finally here and some lovely sunshine is planned for the weekend!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks of which I want to say a huge welcome to Paul Duncan our Marketing and Communications Officer who has been getting out and about meeting you all and is heading off to Barrow to catch up with Emma this afternoon.

Hopefully you will have noticed an increase in promotion of the work we do in the Kendal area especially on Facebook. Talking of Kendal we are advertising for a Research Consultant to work on the project:  Are there additional clients in Kendal and the surrounding Lake District who would benefit from the services provided by CancerCare and if so what are the factors that prevent people accessing them? The closing date is on Tuesday 23rd April and we have had some good interest around this piece of research.

For those at Slynedales you will notice that the woodwork shed is no longer, it has finally been dismantled. We will be looking at alternative uses of that piece of land so watch this space..

The highlight of the fortnight was our inaugural Keeping Good Company Ball at the Abbey House Hotel last Friday which saw more than 130 people from companies across Furness raise more than £4,300 for CancerCare. The event was hosted by our founder Malcolm McIllmurray and the highlight of the evening was the chance to win a Mercedes car courtesy of a special roll-a-dice competition from Matt Johnson Prestige. A huge thank you to Emma and the team for making this a great success and we hope it will become a feature in our events calendar across the region.

And lastly if you are stuck for something to do this weekend head on down for the annual Duck Race taking place at the Canal Turn pub on Lancaster Road, Carnforth at 3pm on Easter Sunday (21 April) in what has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated dates on the town’s calendar.

Last year’s event saw around 500 ducks take part in the event which this year includes a family fun day featuring children’s games, bouncy castle, BBQ, fire engine tours and live music.

CancerCare Fundraiser Helen Hartin said: “This is definitely one of our favourite events at CancerCare. It’s great to see so many people coming together for an exciting day of family fun and to help raise money for local families affected by cancer. The children love seeing all the ducks racing along and it’s quite a spectacle to see!”

Whatever you get up to have a lovely weekend.