Time to reflect on an incredible year for CancerCare

on Friday, 21 December 2018. Tags Blog, cancer, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, localcharity, northlancashire, slynedales, south cumbria, southlakeland

CEO of CancerCare Neil's Blog

Hello, I'm not sure if you are like me but at this time of year I tend to get a bit reflective.

Christmas always puts me into that “reflective” frame of mind.

Thinking about CancerCare, I have been trying to reflect on the best thing that has happened and perhaps the worst.

It’s a hard question to answer because in reality we seldom stop to think about it. Go on try it for yourselves!

Any year can be different for all of us. For some full of brightness, for others it can be more gloomy.

The same goes for the Christmas season and that is why I am glad that we remain open and available to offer support, help and listening ear to anyone who may need us.

In the charity sector 2018 has been a year of immense change.

CancerCare, I believe, has changed with the times, be it our continued expansion of our services, ensuring our safeguarding procedures are effective, reviewing our approach to fundraising and donor relationships and looking after each other – staff welfare for all.

What is clear is that as we look to 2019 it is essential that we continue to ensure that CancerCare stays agile and adapts to the needs of all of its beneficiaries, donors, volunteers and staff.

The highlights of 2018 are too numerous to list. As for worst things? Well, nothing really, only for the relentless passing of time. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.

For now, thank you - all of you - for being part of the amazing CancerCare family and from Alan and I, have a happy and safe Christmas.

I have made a donation to CancerCare instead of sending Christmas cards. Thank you for the cards I have received - they are much appreciated.



Neil Townsend, Chief Executive