How your support has helped people on their cancer journey
For people with cancer, life is more often than not spent receiving treatment in hospitals and hospices. Whether it’s coping with the impact of a diagnosis, or the emotional turmoil and physical discomfort of treatment, life remains incredibly tough.
But you reached out with your support, helping people to realise they were not alone – and that someone cared. Here, we look at just a few of the people you’ve helped us to support over the last year.
We cannot thank you enough.
Meet Charlene, a Cancer Coach facilitator
“I was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer) in 2011, and underwent a gruelling operation meaning I had to learn to walk again. As you can imagine, the journey to recovery was long and incredibly hard, both physically and emotionally.
It was because I understood the importance of support after my discharge that I became a Cancer Coach. So today I help run groups for people who have reached the end of their cancer treatment.
The groups offer a chance to explore helpful techniques with others who are post treatment, in an environment in which they’re free to express their fears and anxieties with people who understand, better than anyone, what they’re going through.”
Cancer Kits update
2022 has been another bumper year for sending out Cancer Kits! So far, we have dispatched 2,325 Cancer Kits to help support people during their treatment.
This has included 1,392 Chemo Kits, and also specialist kits to support children and elderly people through their cancer journey.
Each Kit costs £25 to fill and dispatch. With your support our aim is to send out a total of 4,500 Kits by the end of 2022.
We’re here to help
If you or someone you know needs cancer support, please explore the rest of our website, call 020 3983 7616 or email us at email@example.com
- Cancer Coach is our free support group programme for anyone who has completed their physical cancer treatment. Held over the phone or online video, groups are run by trained facilitators and take place once a week for 6 weeks. Talk to others who understand what it’s like – as they have experienced cancer too. Find out more.
- We offer a range of free Cancer Kits to people currently undergoing treatment as a practical aid to recovery. The Kits include practical items for people receiving cancer treatment and can be ordered for yourself or for a friend. Order a Cancer Kit.