This week we celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of our therapy centre in Morecambe!
Since opening its doors, the charity’s base on Northumberland Street has gone from strength-to-strength and it is now delivering four times as many therapy sessions as it did in May last year.
We marked the occasion with a special open day on Wednesday (3 May) at which we invited local people to pop in to find out more about the therapies it provides for local people affected by cancer and bereavement.
Chief Executive Alison Stainthorpe said: “Prior to opening our Morecambe Centre, it had long been an ambition of the charity to have a base in the town. The growth in the numbers of people seeking support over the last 12 months show that our presence in Morecambe is very much needed.
“Being here shows our commitment to helping as many people coping with the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis or grief as we can, and I would like to thank the community, volunteers and local businesses for their kindness and support over the last 12 months in helping us achieve this.”
We also received a financial boost from the Morecambe branch of the Nationwide Building Society in the form of £9,900 to go towards paying for 300 sessions of bereavement therapy.
Nationwide Morecambe’s Christine Cottam said: “Helping local communities is at the heart of what it means to be a building society for Nationwide. Thanks to our Colleague grants programme, we were thrilled to be able to award the £9,900 grant to CancerCare. It will make such a difference to the charity and have a positive impact on so many in our local community. Local charities have been hit by the pandemic and anything we can do to support and help them continue their valuable work with local communities is so important.”