Neil's Blog #32

on Friday, 29 January 2016. Posted in Blog Tags CancerCare, CCGNHS, Cumbria, ElenaSemino, FundraisingStandards, Kendal, Lancaster, LancasterUniversity, localcharity, NorthLancashire, SouthLakeland

Good Morning! My week started off with the lovely news that Wendy Graham, known to many of us through her volunteering and support of CancerCare has been invited to a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May.Wendy-Graham.jpg

This is in recognition of her tireless voluntary work. Well done Wendy, you deserve it! But remember, you cannot run the royal kitchens like you do at Leighton Hall!

After Monday's weekly Senior Management meeting I went to Barrow to attend an NHS listening event, specifically aimed at third sector/charitable organisations like ours. This was a good opportunity to let a number of key professionals, organisations and members of the public know about our Barrow project. This news was well received. It was then back to catch the second half of the Income Generation Sub Committee, who devoted much of the meeting to the emerging Fundraising Standards and how CancerCare will respond. I think it’s fair to say that we are confident we can meet the standard but recognise we have some work to do over the coming months.


Andrea & Pam at our Info stall at the  'How we talk about cancer & why it matters' event

In the evening a number of us attended a public lecture in Lancaster, which was given by Professor Elena Semino, the subject being the language of cancer. We all agreed it was fascinating and through our presence we were able to promote the fantastic services we offer.

And finally - today I am in Kendal to meet with Cate Swift our CCG Commissioner to discuss our contract and generally catch up following the publication of the draft End of Life Care for Adults Strategy for Cumbria.

Another busy yet interesting week indeed!

Regards, Neil