Latest News

Read CancerCare's latest news here.

If you would like more information on any of the news articles featured please contact Ingrid Kent (P.R, Marketing & Communications Lead) on 01524 381 820 or email Ingrid.Kent@cancercare.org.uk.

Fundraising friends present cheque for £2,100 to CancerCare

Fundraising friends present cheque for £2,100 to CancerCare

on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, silverdale, Slynedales, South Lakeland

'Lancashire Night' raises funds

Two prolific fundraisers from Morecambe presented a cheque for £2,100 to CancerCare in Lancaster.

Bumper Christmas Draw 2017 for CancerCare

Bumper Christmas Draw 2017 for CancerCare

on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Tags barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Furness, Furness Peninsula, Kendal, lakes centre, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, Ulverston

Supporters thanked for taking part in draw

We are delighted to announce that the CancerCare Bumper Christmas Draw 2017 raised a fantastic £7,369!

Huge thanks to everyone who donated to our Christmas appeal

Huge thanks to everyone who donated to our Christmas appeal

on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lakes Centre, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Donations help to fund vital support services over festive period

People affected by cancer have thanked everyone who donated to CancerCare's first Christmas Appeal.

Counsellors go the extra mile for people affected by cancer

Counsellors go the extra mile for people affected by cancer

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lakes Centre, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Therapies help people to cope

A team of highly dedicated counsellors are making a huge difference to people affected by cancer in North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Mum thanks CancerCare as Barrow centre marks first anniversary

Mum thanks CancerCare as Barrow centre marks first anniversary

on Thursday, 25 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, South Lakeland, Ulverston

Charity sees twice the number of people predicted

We are celebrating the first anniversary of our new centre in Barrow this week!

Volunteers thanked for their dedication to CancerCare in Lancaster district

Volunteers thanked for their dedication to CancerCare in Lancaster district

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Celebration event is opportunity to thank volunteers for altruism

Volunteers at CancerCare in Lancaster were celebrated at a special recognition event.

Dance music event raises hundreds for cancer charity in Barrow

Dance music event raises hundreds for cancer charity in Barrow

on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Clubbercise, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Fitness firm supports CancerCare

A dance music event organised by a Barrow fitness company raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Caring Tree marks special milestone for Furness CancerCare clients

Caring Tree marks special milestone for Furness CancerCare clients

on Wednesday, 03 January 2018. Tags Barrow, cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Furness, Kendal, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales

Fingerprints symbolise care and progression

CancerCare clients in Furness are leaving their fingerprints on a special 'Caring Tree' to mark the end of their therapy with the charity.

Rowan vows to help save lives after losing schoolmate to cancer

Rowan vows to help save lives after losing schoolmate to cancer

on Friday, 29 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Lancaster, North Lancashire, Slynedales

Boy has locks shaved off to raise funds for charity

A brave and caring boy had his hair shorn off and raised more than £600 in aid of a cancer charity after losing one of his schoolmates to the disease.

A brave boy had his hair shorn off and raised more than £600 in aid of a cancer charity after losing one of his schoolmates to the disease.

Rowan Sherriff, 10, from Scorton, said he was inspired to “save lives” when a five-year-old girl from his school and a friend of his mum’s partner died of cancer.

Rowan’s mum Jane, his sister Megan, 13, and Jane’s partner, Graham Openshaw, said they were all immensely proud that Rowan had raised more than £600 for CancerCare.

Rowan, who attends Scorton Church of England Primary School, said: “A girl from my school had cancer and so did one of Graham’s friends so I wanted to save some lives by shaving my hair off.

“I got a lot of sponsorship from my school and my mum set up a Just Giving page. Lots of people sponsored me including people from my football team – Cockerham Juniors FC. I didn’t think I would even get £100. I was very happy when my first £5 came in.

“I thought my head was going to be really bumpy when the hair was shaved off. I felt shocked afterwards. It’s really cold! I’m quite proud that I have done it though.”

Rowan had his hair shaved off at the barber shop at the Jo and Cass salon in Lancaster on Wednesday, December 20.

Jane said: “I’m very proud of Rowan. I did cry!”

Graham said: “I’m proud of him too. He’s done much better than me when I’ve tried to do some fundraising.”

CancerCare helps families in North Lancashire and South Cumbria to cope with cancer. It has bases in Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow and provides therapeutic services for anyone facing cancer.

Rowan visited Slynedales – the charity’s Lancaster base – on Friday, December 29, to present his cheque. Some money is still to be collected from his school.

He was interested to meet Andrea Partridge, the charity’s Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator, who had her hair shaved off when she had breast cancer.

Rowan also learned that CancerCare has various services for children affected by cancer and other issues.

Katie Wood from CancerCare’s fundraising team said: “Rowan has done so well. It’s a brilliant achievement.

“We are hugely grateful to Rowan for shaving off his lovely hair for such a good cause. He’s a real star!”

Police cadets wrap up funds for CancerCare

Police cadets wrap up funds for CancerCare

on Friday, 29 December 2017. Tags cancer, Cancer Support, CancerCare, Kendal, Lancaster, Morecambe, North Lancashire, Police Cadets, Slynedales, South Lakeland

Young people support families facing cancer

A group of Volunteer Police Cadets wrapped Christmas presents for shoppers to help raise funds for a cancer charity.

<<  1 2 3 4 5 [67 8 9 10  >>