Neil's Blog #28

on Friday, 18 December 2015. Tags Ambleside, CancerCare, Christmas, ChristmasJumper, Cumbria, Kendal, Lancaster, localcharity, NorthLancashire, SouthLakeland

Good Morning . Today we are holding the last coffee morning of the year and hope to welcome a number of visitors to enjoy a coffee and a mince pie. Christmas jumpers are the order of the day!
neilchrimboOn a more serious notes, this week I have been in and around Kendal on a number of occasions. I am pleased to say that we are supporting the on-going support network that has been set up to help people affected by the recent flooding. We recognise that the emotional support will grow beyond Christmas and that the demands on the services of the third sector are likely to increase. We want to do what we can to support those most vulnerable.

amblesideI was delighted to attend the Ambleside Drop in Christmas Lunch on Monday - we had a very nice lunch and a good catch up. I was also able to record our sincere thanks to all of the group for their work over the past year. Like all our volunteers mentioned so many times in my weekly blogs, you are brilliant and without you we could not function. Thank You!

Alison Dixey, our Head of Client Services and I have been meeting with our Safeguarding Officer from the health authority. I think we all realise the importance of ensuring that our policies and procedures reflect the very best practice and that all of us are conversant with all things relating to information governance and the protection of our most vulnerable clients.

As we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday I wanted to end my last blog of the year with a very special and sincere thank you to all of you. You have welcomed me into the CancerCare family, you have embraced change (even when this has been difficult) and above all else have demonstrated a shared commitment to be the very best we can be, in whatever role you have. I hope you all have a good rest, enjoy this most joyous time of the year, whatever, wherever and whoever you are spending it with. As an aside I have not sent Christmas cards to work colleagues and have always traditionally given to a charity instead, I have done the same this year and to no better charity than our own!

Merry Christmas and Peace in the New Year,