CancerCare will be Rockin All Over Kendal with Status Quo

on Thursday, 12 July 2018. Posted in Blog Tags Barrow in Furness, Blog, cancer, CancerCare, ceo, Kendal, Lancaster, localcharity, northlancashire, slynedales, southlakeland, Status Quo, ulverston

CEO of CancerCare Neil's Blog

Hello, I'm a day earlier with my weekly blog as I'm  on leave tomorrow (Friday) helping my partner Alan celebrate his birthday with long weekend including a trip to Manchester and a day walking in the Lakes.

I am just about to attend a meeting of the Queen's Square Integrated Care Community in Lancaster.

I have been completing a tour of as many of the'ICCs' as I can and I must say I have been made very welcome at all of them - spreading the word, promoting our work and dispelling a few myths about CancerCare.

It is evident that the coming together of different health and social care providers is the way forward and it is working well.

I will spend the rest of my day in Kendal, firstly meeting up with Penny Pullinger from AGE UK to catch up on a number of work initiatives.

After that South Lakes Community Fundraiser Richard Cogger and I are meeting the organisers of Rock on Kendal. They have named CancerCare as a charity to support on the day of the gig at Kendal Rugby Club on August 27. We will be looking for volunteers and hopefully Status Quo fans to help on the day and encourage lots of donations to be made to CancerCare.

Earlier this week Andrea Partridge and I hosted a meeting of the Morecambe Bay Cancer Patients Partnership, a long established group which we are hoping to work with to agree a re-focused future.

The views, inspirational stories and general feedback from patients and support groups is so valuable to us.

Work has started on the production of this year’s Annual Report. the report will accompany the annual audited accounts which are almost finalised.

The Annual Report is a key document and gives the charity an opportunity to breathe, look back, reflect and to look forward.

We will be including, where we can, stories about each team's work and success and I hope we will include stories featuring some of our clients. As well as serving a very specific purpose, the annual report and accounts provide a valuable insight into the general health of our charity.

I am looking forward to a longer weekend. Whatever you are doing, have a good one. It's a pity the world cup match does not figure England!



Neil Townsend, Chief Executive Officer