Our numbers are boosted by hundreds of loyal supporters

on Thursday, 12 July 2018. Posted in Blog Tags Barrow, blog, cancer, CancerCare, charity, fundraising, Kendal, Lancaster, localcharity, northlancashire, slynedales, southlakeland

Anna's Fundraising update

Hello all! So it’s commiserations to the England Football Team after their loss last night to Croatia and subsequent knockout of the World Cup. 


However, the reactions of the press and fans this morning have been widely positive, with many celebrating the way in which the country had come together over the course of the tournament with enthusiasm and support for the team.

The England squad became much more than 23 men with tens of millions across the nation watching in homes and pubs, cheering and singing, sharing ‘It’s Coming Home’ videos; part of the England 'team'.

In our own small way, we see this effect at CancerCare. Although a small, local charity, with relatively few members of staff, #TeamCancerCare’s numbers are boosted by the hundreds of supporters that back us. There is huge strength in these numbers and together, we can achieve great things to help families in our community affected by cancer!

This week we had a chance to catch-up with an important branch of #TeamCancerCare; our fundraising volunteers! We held an informal get-together at our Slynedales centre to keep them in the loop about what we are working on at the moment, and how they can help. It was a great morning with tea, cake and some fantastic offers to help us at our upcoming events. We will hosting a similar event with our South Cumbria volunteers next week.

And our ‘team’ will be growing even more, with the recruitment of a new Community Fundraiser in Barrow. Interviews have been held this week and we hope to introduce you to our new colleague very soon.

In the meantime, we are focussing on promoting our next event; the new and exciting Piel Island Walk on 22nd July! Limited places are still available, so make sure you book at https://www.cancercare.org.uk/events/piel-island-walk to avoid missing out!

Plus, if you’re in Barrow today, please join us for ‘Catch Up & Chat’ at 4pm at our Furness Centre. We had a sneak peek at some of the cakes that will be on offer and they look yummy!

Emily and Sam (above) made a donation of £120 in honour of their wedding guests instead of buying wedding favours.

Oh… and if you’re looking for something to do this weekend to take your mind off the football, pop down the The Exchange pub in Morecambe, where the First Kick Scooter Collective will be hosting two bands and collecting donations for CancerCare!

Have a great one!

Kindest regards, 

Anna Webster, Fundraising Team Coordinator