Neil's Weekly Blog! #8

on Friday, 24 April 2015.

Good morning , - this time last week a group of us were getting stuck into the big clean-up day here at Slynedales. 

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Here's me in my blue scrubs! 

Can I say a big thank you to all of you who helped. It was a great “team” effort and although we have more to do, the place already looks and feels better.

On Monday I attended the Lancaster Compassionate Community’s working group at St John’s Hospice. We are supporting “ Dying Matters” week which takes place the w/c 18th May and will be promoting a range of public events on our website. The Dukes Theatre are presenting a one man play called “Goodbye Gunther” on Friday 1st May, which is an hilarious one man comedy about death - we are hoping to take part in a post play discussion about the issues raised.

Tuesday I spent a large part of my day in Kendal, working from the Lakes Centre and getting out to meet Karen, the Manager of the Citizens Advice Bureaux and Penny Pullinger who is the new CEO at Age UK South Lakeland. There is such a cross over in terms of clients and how we want to work together within the community to raise profile, so very worthwhile conversations.

This week we also viaited a  local doctors surgery in Morecambe to talk about CancerCare  which is something we are aiming to do more of in the coming months.

On Thursday I attended a quarterly review meeting with CancerCare's funding partners The North Lancashire Clinical Commisioning Group. I'm pleased to report it was a really productive meeting and the members are hugely supportive of our organisation  and the services we offer.

And today I am having my regular catch up with CancerCare Chairman Robert Webb alongwith CancerCare giants  Malcolm McIIImurray  and Mervyn Bonnet!

Have a lovely weekend folks!

Neil